March 8, 2019

During the past year I have been concentrating on my latest project painting the plants that have inspired fairy tales.    I have spent time dipping into all sorts of books researching the history of the tale and the history of the plant to discover how, when and where...

July 27, 2018

A busy, but colourful summer. Back from a creative weekend at West Dean College 'Exploring Colour'.  As ever the garden came up trumps.  Nestling in the heart of the South Downs these beautiful gardens have been restored, created and nurtured by Sarah Wain and Jim Buck...

May 7, 2018

After such a long dreer winter - the sun - at last - to warm us and bring out the bees.  The garden is springing into life with hoorays. The apple and cherry blossom has burst and in amongst the flowers heavy bumble bees are doing their work pollinating the flowers, no...

February 12, 2018

For Christmas I was given a collection of fabulous gift collection from Neal's Yard Remedies from their 'Bee Lovely and Help Save the Bees' collection.  This was the inspiration for me to delve into my sketchbook notes from last summer and begin painting our much loved...

January 15, 2018

December sees the end of the term for classes - and for me everything slows down, giving me time to spend time on my own work which provides a great time for a bit of playing around and experimenting.  It's also a good time to explore new ideas as well as revisiting ol...

December 3, 2017

The diminishing colours of autumn and the reduction of bright intense colour to the soft subtle neutral tones, lead on to the study of mushrooms and woodland litter.  Never boring, these subtle shades force one to experience the beauty of tonal shading.  A busy month t...

October 4, 2017

I'm back from my travels and the brilliance of summer colour is fading fast in the garden. Before tidying up I gathered an armful and loaded an old Portuguese basket with spent flowers and seed pods as inspiration for studying reductive colour - exploring neutral and k...

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