A tree with a difference

A tree with a difference

Last week I started a painting that I knew was going to be quirky when I finished it…but its turned out even better than I expected… Its dramatic, and quirky, and has power in it. It is the sort of painting that other people will see things in it that I haven’t planned…but I love […]

Sculpture in the stunning extreme

Sculpture in the stunning extreme

When my good friend suggested a trip over to Doveridge, I had to think about why on earth we would want to go there. I know the village vaguely, its sort of that place that you see in a blur as you drive through it on the way to Ashbourne. If I thought any deeper […]

Tree of dreams salted but not shaken

Tree of dreams salted but not shaken

I love the curve of a twisted tree far more than a straight trunked tree and have been achingly wanting to paint a twisted tree for some months now since I had seen a particular tree that was powerfully inspiring me. But the art that I want to do sometimes has to wait if a […]

How COULD it be boring?

Artists always say that painting a Summer landscape is boring, compared to the other times of the year. The winter bare branches of the trees are far more interesting (and difficult!) to paint, from the heavy trunks right up to the fine lace effect of the tiny twigs. Snow and frost add another dimension all together and make the image […]