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Justin Hawkes Show Saffron Walden

Wonderful afternoon spent with friends at my brother in law Justin Hawkes show at The Saffron Walden Gallery. Beautiful paintings that ‘pop’ off the wall. Well worth a visit and Bill, the owner is a delight.

5th May 2021 Janie’s new splashback

So today my lovely friend Janie has had her new Splashback installed which is of my painting ‘Turquoise with Lyrics’ Thank you Splashbacksuk for another beautiful piece of glass. It looks amazing and Janie loves it. ❤️

5th May 2021

Love this quote by Georgia O’Keefe that came up on my FB feed today. Love her and her inspiration to do and be and let the rest take care of itself. Click on this post to see the quote xx

1st May 2021

Wonderful start to the month of May. Spent the day with another of my grandsons in the studio. He painted a dozen or so works. We framed one and added it to the wall in the gallery, We played football, had hot chocolate with marshmallows and thank you June for working with him to make… read more

7th April 2021

Met a new student yesterday who I will be working with one to one over the next couple of months. Love it when you connect to another person the way we did on a bench in the freezing cold. Came home with a very warm heart and cannot wait to begin working with her.

23rd April 2021

Sunny day at the studio. Working on two commission pieces and enjoying the beautiful weather outside when I take a break. Beautiful shadows on the blue painting that are giving me ideas of what to do next on that one.  

2nd April 2021

This is how the painting for my Mum turned out. She is 90 today and has knitted and done crochet for as long as I can remember. Took me a while to get this but pleased when it came together. This is as representational as this girl gets. Thanks to Deb in the studio next… read more

25th March 2021

Excited. Deb from the next door studio stopped by and asked me what I was working on. My Mum is 90 on April 2nd and I wanted to celebrate her being an amazing knitter. I was working on a paint and crayon picture. Deb’s first comment was, ‘Chrissie, that is not you’…. lots of paint… read more

Friday March 18th 2021

Series of 6 in progress This is the second of my 40 by 40 inch series of six. A friend stopped by the studio yesterday and named it ‘Mermaid’. Very different colours for me but they came from the same palette as the first one (below) in this series. Amazing what colours can come from… read more

Saturday 6th March 2021

Thank you so much to Debbie of for coming out and photographing my work yesterday. I need certain size images to submit two paintings into the Royal Academy Summer Show, which will be in September this year. Doing a great job on them.

Friday 5th March 2021 Art from Intuition

Oooooh so excited. Got this today and cannot wait to delve into it. Looking forward to this helping my students in the future. Cannot wait to get going on intuitive workshops…

4th March 2021 Latest on the turquoise

So I came into the studio today thinking I would play some more with the turquoise paintings I began the other day. Added some orange…mmmm, not so sure. Go to the studio notes in the menu on this site for a video of where I am now! All good, these are the troughs amongst the… read more

2nd March 2021 David Mankin

Watched this wonderful film this morning about the Cornwall artist David Mankin. It shows his process of creating a painting commissioned for English Heritage for their handbook. Wonderful way to get immersed in some art before you start your day. Enjoy.  

1st March 2021 Palette Ideas

Got this in an email from David and Karin from the Artify team. If you want to save money on art supplies AND bring together a more cohesive, professional palette in your work, you need to learn to mix your own paints! Mix warm with warm and cool with cool. When in doubt, make color… read more

Friday 26th February 2021

Love a couple of blank canvas….❤️ Begun an online course with Joy Kinna Lots of water and paint and multiple canvas and paper. Loving it xxx