Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I spent a few days experimenting with some different ideas.
Different surface, looser style and set myself a time limit.
This is just one of the pieces I did, "Forever Summer"
I saw this little girl on the beach last summer,
lost in her own world, she wandered around the beach
eating her ice cream and watching all the other children.
She has been the subject of a few paintings!!

This month I have some more ideas I want to work on.
I'm trying to get a looser feel to my work and the
inspirational painting on the studio wall is this piece
"Woman at the Window" by Edgar Degas.
Although known for his pastel work this painting
was done in oil. Everything is captured with a few
well placed brushstrokes and it says everything!!!
So "watch this space".
I will mix these in with the artwork I usually do
but it's great to try different things, maybe even
be using oil paints as well!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Autumn Collection, but not from M&S!!

There is definitely an Autumnal feeling about the weather now!

I love the early morning light and the mists that hang in the air
as the seasons change and the nights grow a little colder.
These are just a couple of the images I've done for the
Autumn Preview next month.

The summer wardrobe has definitely had more of an outing this year
and hopefully will stay out for a while yet.
So this is just a taste of things to come, but with any luck not until
November at least!!

"Colours of Morning"

"Til There Was You"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


These are the last images for the event at Artique. Phew!!

It's been a long hard slog but I finally got there.
It's been great to work on a variety of images and
use different mediums.

Still love doing the wildlife so I saved them til last.
All were inspired by my safaris to Botswana,
looking through my reference made me want to go back:
though I'd like to do Kenya next time!!

"Watching For Mum" Original Oil

"Grandma Knows Best" Original Pencil

"Guidance" Original Pencil

Monday, March 7, 2011

And There's More!!

After a really busy month the work is sent
to the "packing department" and is now
packed up and ready to go to DeMontfort.

A mixture of work is enclosed, this is a detail from
a piece I was particularly pleased with.
Don't very often say that but I thought the
light hitting the figures worked really well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Down .... to go!!

This is the first painting completed for an event
at Artique Gallery in April.
As well as seascapes there will be a
good selection of my other styles,
including wildlife, yay!!!
Don't get the chance to do wildlife very often
so looking forward to doing those.
It's going to be a joint event with Toni Hargreaves
on 28th April 6-8pm at Artique Tunbridge.
Well can't stop here chatting got pictures to paint!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's Another Year??

I started this picture nearly two years ago.
Just fancied doing something a bit different!!
I had a brief window of opportunity time wise,
or so I thought. But then things got really busy!!
I've never had chance to return to it and I doubt
I will this year either. Maybe next year??!!
For those interested in the technical stuff,
it's an acrylic underpainting on Fisher 400paper.
I've just started to work the background
with pastel as well. It was the light and
atmosphere I liked, so watch this space!!
But not too often, it could be a while!!!