Monday, 27 March 2017


monoprint drawings - oil on paper

monoprint drawings - oil on paper

Hello, it's a sunny and mild start to this last week of March - and yes spring is here.... I sat in my little garden to eat lunch today, ignored the power drill/sawing going on in the neighbourhood and tuned into the birdsong.... I've been busy drawing and working on new ideas this afternoon.

Over the next few weeks I plan to continue on with exploring still life forms, line, colour and more.... I am particularly interested in monoprint making at the moment but also more experimental drawing and at the same time exploring colour in drawing - so that's plenty to be getting on with for a while.

There's no shop update this week - and I'm taking a break from updating for a few weeks after this. My next update will be after Easter, in mid-April. I made a choice to take a break so that I may focus on new work at a steady pace and at the same time support my son who is revising for exams. As you may know I have a teenage soon who has autism - and revision is tough for any young person. Thanks always for your support.

I hope to share with you a post of sketchbook pages later in the week.

Have a good week and more soon....

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

new work

a look at just three of the various new artworks coming to my shop tomorrow.....

still life with yellow cup and patterned jug

still life with yellow cup and patterned jug - gouache painting

a woodland walk

a woodland walk - gouache painting

still life with pot of seedlings

still life with pot of seedlings - a monoprint drawing

Monday, 20 March 2017


still life wtih plate of fruit

a monoprint drawing - still life with plate of fruit

Hello, it's been a sunny, rainy, chilly start to the week here. I've spent the day painting and drawing, photographing artwork, cutting paper, sorting through folders and getting on with stuff. It's always a varied day for me, never do I do exactly the same thing over and over.....

This week - I am updating my shop on Wednesday at the usual time of 2pm. Expect to see a varied, lively, eclectic mix of paintings and drawings. Following this week's update I'll be taking some time to make new work, will be busy with various things (see my last post) and so will be updating my shop again after Easter, mid-to-late April. I'll let you know the date nearer the time. So if you have been thinking/hoping of buying an original artwork from my shop, and would like it to you for before Easter, then this week is your chance......

Thanks always for reading here. I know there are a number of people who do read, even if comments are rare - that's fine! Blogging, social media and online activity in general has evolved and will continue to.... I am prepared to write a blog post here twice a week or so, just so long as I know the visitor numbers are still alive - and they are actually increasing for me. Thank you.

I hope you have a good start to your week. More tomorrow.....

Saturday, 18 March 2017

new work

still life with pale teapot

still life with pale teapot

terrace cottages in spring

terrace cottages in spring

A look at just a few of the paintings made recently - these and others will be in my shop next Wednesday.

recent morning drawings

I will be adding a small selection of drawings to my shop next Wednesday - these above are just an example - I have yet to select which recent drawings I might sell. The drawings I do decide to sell will be offered at special prices.

A quick note about shop updates - the next one is this coming Wednesday 22nd at the usual time of 2pm. I'll then be taking a break from updating my shop for several weeks, updating again toward the end of April. I will be working quietly during this time but I have other commitments, (including a need to help my son as he revises for his GCSEs during the Easter holidays). During the weeks ahead I'm looking forward to taking some time to explore mark-making and collage, with monoprinting and drawing. I feel I have worked very intensely on figurative painting in recent months - and whilst I am not abandoning it - I need to explore other ideas, or rather return to ideas I've found in older sketchbooks and would like to rediscover. So, I shall see where April takes me....

I'll share a further selection of new work next week. Thanks always and enjoy your weekend

Monday, 13 March 2017



recent sketchbook pages

Hello - rather later than usual, I have had a busy day. It's been a lovely spring day here, with sunshine and bird song. A blue tit often comes and sits on the windowsill and looks in at me as I am standing at a table cutting paper. It's a sweet moment to see it (or maybe it's more than one bird, attracted by the reflection and not looking in at me at all....) I have been painting today, making progress on a variety of still life works, and really enjoyed painting on linen again.

I'll share more new work here soon.

There's no shop update this week - my next is planned for Wednesday 22nd March.

Thanks always and more soon.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

new work

still life with yellow vessels

still life with yellow vessels  - gouache on Fabriano paper

blossom path cottages

blossom path cottages - gouache on Fabriano paper

Just a few of the new paintings I have made recently. These and others will be in my shop tomorrow at 2pm (uk time). Thanks always

Monday, 6 March 2017


three smaller landscapes

smaller paintings - landscapes in gouache

Hello, it's been another one of those busy Mondays..... I am glad to say we've seen sunshine and signs of spring. Still chilly, but feels less wintry. I've been painting today, buying supplies, sending orders, visiting the library.... All these things go into a working day. Anyone who thinks an artist simply paints - (does anyone think that?) - will be wrong, of course. No two days are the same, I'm always challenging myself.Some days are better than others. I'll never be the kind of artist who can simply sit down and paint perfectly, I have to work at it until I am happy. I have to keep myself interested, absolutely....

I'll share some new paintings with you tomorrow. My next shop update is this week: Wednesday at 2pm (UK time).

Hope you are having a good start to your week

Sunday, 5 March 2017

new work

So caught up in new ideas, painting, reading, writing - I almost forgot to share a post here. But here you are - a selection of new work. These will all be included in my shop update, next Wednesday.

still life with pale pink jug

still life with pale pink jug

land - book I

an artist book - triptych of abstract landscapes - book I

birdsong cottage

birdsong cottage - another  in my ongoing series of landscapes featuring humble homes