May 18th 2022
Back in the UK and busy with lots of things. I have taken a studio at Haddenham Arts Centre for August and September. Busy writing a book on art and intuition and setting up some charitable work using art so watch this space. Have had a busy time in the States the last 6 months. Finished a huge commission, did some sunflower paintings for Ukraine which I sold and donated the money to the World Central Kitchen who are feeding people on the borders and in Ukraine. I also got involved in a project with other artists to paint sunflowers on shop windows downtown and raised $3000 for the World Central Kitchen. Ready to get going on a series of large paintings this summer in between family stuff!
October 16th 2021 – Mentoring Group Exhibition Haddenham
Over the summer I have been working with 6 mentoring students in the UK. The programme aims to enable them to go from learning the basics about color mixing, mark making and composition through to creating a variety of art work on paper and canvas. The ultimate aim is to create a large piece of work on canvas. They all did amazingly and today we had an exhibition of their work at Haddenham Arts Centre. Thank you Sunny, Claire T, Anni, Emma, Claire S and Gaby for being such inspiring and diligent students. I am so in awe of what you produced and cannot wait to work with you again in the future.
Wednesday 25th August 2021 Artist Time
After a number of weeks focussing on students I decided to set up my studio this afternoon for a session for me to paint. Had so much fun and got totally lost in the process for 1.5 hours. Did two paintings and a load of mono prints using the paint on the palette. Lots of starter pieces for the future. Aim is collect together 100 small paintings over the coming months with a view to exhibiting them in the States over the winter.
‘Play with Paint’ Sessions – Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Had so much fun yesterday running 3 x 1 hour sessions on Play with Paint at Haddenham Arts Centre. Here are two very happy participants with their works of art. Did lots of colour mixing and then created these lovely small pieces of framed art to take home. If anyone would like to do taster sessions on colour please contact me and we can sort something out for you.
Monday May 4th
Having fun putting these little paintings together. Hoping to get a few more ready for open studios in July. Harry spent the day with me again painting and getting lost in a universe piece. Love that he wants to do this with me.
28th April 2021
My new mentoring student Sunny having lots of fun mark making. She is doing my 6 week mentoring programme which takes you through colour mixing, mark making, creating small pieces of art, visiting galleries to review what you like about art and a little art history. All this leads to you to creating a large piece of art for your home. Contact me if you would be interested in this 6 x 2 hour session programme totally tailored to your needs.
Thursday April 8th
Had a lovely day in the studio with my grandson Harry. He painted this and I love it. He has called it ‘On top of the world’….that’s how I feel after our day together! Xxx
Thursday March 18th
Opened a new 40 by 40 inch canvas this morning ready to tackle no 3 in a series of 6. Always exciting and ready to play after a muddy long walk with MaryClare. Watch this space xx
Friday March 12th 2021
And this is how the turquoise turned out!
and this is how the second one is coming along….
Friday 5th March
Latest on the Turquoise
Well, at the messy, not sure where on earth this is going stage but that is okay. Will go with the flow and see where we end up! Posted the blue and orange one yesterday on facebook and people loved it so….
Thursday 4th March
Latest on the turqouise
Friday 26th February 2021
Love a couple of blank canvas….❤️
Begun an online course with Joy Kinna https://www.thisisartify.com/joy-ig Lots of water and paint and multiple canvas and paper. Loving it xxx
Monday 22nd February 2021
During lockdown here in the UK my studio has become a haven where I can totally focus on my painting. It is very quiet there at the moment. I love seeing the signs of spring outside the window and it is beginning to creep into my work. I have been working on a 5ft by 3ft painting for a while now and suddenly it decided what it wanted to be. Someone on my facebook group, (thank you Cassie), came up with the title ‘Sidewalk Chalk’ which I love. Showing it here on the easel so you can get a sense of its size.
18th February 2021
Flowers and Feathers. The original of this painting is 7.5 by 7 inches. I loved it so much I was able to get it made into a splashback for my new kitchen. Looks amazing. Thank you SplashbacksUk