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  • Botanic Beauties

    These ‘Botanic Beauties’ were painted in response to a visit to St Andrews Botanic Gardens in Fife, Scotland in 2019. During the Lockdown, I wanted to paint something that reminded me of the freedom that nature offers us – and my photos and sketches of these gardens was just what I was looking for. They…

  • Celtic Connections

      In March, I shared some new paintings which were inspired by the Celtic scenery of Scotland and Ireland – I reference my own experiences and photos as well as black and white Victorian photographs in Antiquarian Topographical books.                               I…

  • Birdsong and Daffodils – Part 2

  • Birdsong and Daffodils – Part 1

    What better way to brighten up a dull grey January than to paint some golden Daffodils whilst listening to the birds singing!

  • 2020 Mixed Media Courses

    My new Mixed Media courses are starting in February – please look at the courses section of my website for more details. If you have any questions, please contact me. All materials are included, plus an unlimited supply of Tea, Coffee and biscuits!

  • John Lewis Home Event

    Thank you JOHN LEWIS, for choosing my painting for your home design event! I was thrilled to be part of this adventure.  My painting “Sunlight and Shadows” was displayed in the John Lewis store in Tunbridge Wells as part of their home design event. The home design team created a wonderful mood board to accompany…

  • New Workshops and Classes

    I have always loved teaching – and have done so in one capacity or another, for the last 30 years! Much of my school teaching was Music and Art based, but sadly there doesn’t seem to be so much time available in the curriculum for such creativity these days. Personally I think it is essential…

  • Customised Sketchbooks

    …. Thanks to the lovely Alice Sheridan  ( https://alicesheridan.com ) I recently realised that I don’t just have to use one sketchbook at a time – I can alternate several; In the same way that I might work on  a number of paintings at the same time, I discovered that the same thing applies to…

  • The freedom of a sketchbook

         There is a freedom in working intuitively in a sketchbook that nobody has to see – ideas and thoughts can ruminate and develop without scrutiny from the outside world ….. and yet it is these workings that fascinate and excite other artists almost more than finished paintings. What is it about these inner…