The Citrus Collection

The Citrus Collection

Just back from a glorious September holiday in Italy . . .  when . . . scrolling through Instagram . . . there . . .   a post about Adam Clague’s online Backlit Zesty Citrus workshop.  His vibrant photo won me over and I joined up.  Now, in late December,  I have a new Collection…

OPEN CALLS

OPEN CALLS

OPEN CALLS – Questions and Answers   First Question: What are Open Calls? Answer: These are competitions for artists who enter their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photographs . .  . the media type varies.  And there are a great many with entry fees for each work.  They may be open to just one or two…

Drawings

Drawings

Drawings This is a story about drawing looking from my viewpoint as an artist. It definitely has twists and turns and is certainly much more than a ‘how it was done’ narrative. Some of the terminology could be unknown to those of you reading this who do not draw or paint and I have tried…

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

What’s in the Christmas Post? . . . it’s colourful, fun and full of paintings Over 10 years ago I bought two ceramic cups and saucers in Florence at a shop called Pasquinucci. Italian names often have a meaning so I looked it up and it means ‘A very spiritual person who often relies on…

Naked Ladies

Naked Ladies

JOURNAL 9 I usually write about paintings but today I’m starting from a source of inspiration – growing plants.  I love gardening and we have a tiny and fascinating garden (at least to me it is).  Except my source of inspiration just now isn’t growing in the garden but on my studio window ledge. Lino…

This New Website

This New Website

Works in Progress and this Site in the Making This new website has been a labour of love over the past summer, designed in collaboration with, and powered by (I love that expression), Zara Rowe of the Antiques Marketing Company who I met while preparing for the Petersfield Antiques Fair in March.  For that show…