March 31, 2020

In this very unsettling time of a health crisis I thought our self isolating would at least be an opportunity to crack on with art work but motivation seems flatter than a flattened pancake under a skip!

But then a fleeting moment of energy sparked the painting of a peb...

October 15, 2019

Art is a funny business. You never can be sure where it will take you.

September saw a month long exhibition at Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Derbyshire, coinciding with the fabulous Wirksworth Festival and Art Trail. The trail is a great opportunity to meet artists, see...

October 7, 2019

Autumn has arrived so my disorderly mind is surrendering to a Spring clean. Wrong season, I know, but that’s the disorderly for you! I need to get it ‘art fit’. The more I surround myself with art, by doing it or viewing it, the more I’m inspired, ideas  bounce forth a...

July 24, 2019

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a restless soul and an eager walker. Too eager at times.

“Anyone for a walk?”

“How far?”

“As far as it goes!”

An excursion deep into the countryside is, in my mind, the best way to relax, inspire, exercise, discover and simply spend precious...

March 31, 2019

It was suggested I blog a step by step of how I complete a painting, so here goes, but it could be like watching paint dry so I’ll try not to bore! Personally I think it’s best I let the visuals do the explaining, my art explains better than my words, as they often do.

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February 11, 2019

I grew up in a big mad family. No space to swing my arms, or pick your nose in private, always competing to be heard. Space was limited, precious. We learned to share, and share little and wear hand me downs, which was fine except I was 6 and 4 years younger than my si...

January 22, 2019

If only I could duplicate myself! Send copies here and there to do the stressful, boring and mundane, leaving the original me to paint and walk. Three stressful weary months have forced my art down the list of priorities. Walks have been shorter and fewer.

Moving house...

November 20, 2018

Life sometimes gets in the way of art. Recently it’s been relegated to snatched moments, squeezed in between tons of other things which have taken priority. They’re starting to engulf and swallow me up but my art is kicking back. At some point it becomes agitated and p...

October 30, 2018

I’m a dirty girl. Not a day in my life have I managed stain free! My mother gave up. I’d return from exploring, face covered in muck, hair looking like it had been dragged through several hedges backwards (it most likely had), knees scuffed, shoes usually wet from tryi...

August 27, 2018

The bonus of exhibiting, especially in a much visited cathedral, is the footfall of folk. Wandering in to admire the architecture and discovering an art exhibition. I was lucky that a lovely couple loved ‘Wild Hare Woods’ and wanted to buy it. But unlucky for them it h...

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