My Space

  Let me lead you through a closed door to a corner of the bedroom that is now my mini ‘studio’.   It has one window that isn’t north facing as coveted by so many artists. Instead, I have a lighting set up that allows me to make the most of any free time I…

Just the little things

Time has been scarce lately , but in just 5 days I should be moving to a new house, and that means a new studio area to design and build! Exciting to finally have some space to call my own and an area where I can work on my art whenever I have free time….

2015 Retrospect

It’s been almost a year since I started this website and my first stumbling steps into blogging. Thank you for reading! It was a scary thing to start to put something so private into the public domain, but it has been a good experience so far, and I’m determined to promote and share my art…

Life and drawing

Selling your house and moving home has many challenges, but the impact on art and time for creativity is significant. Between chasing solicitors, raising my son, frantic packing, chasing solicitors, putting everything into storage, chasing solicitors, moving in with my in-laws and chasing solicitors, there’s been little time left to paint. Life drawing classes have been…

Wet Canvas – 1 Year On

Last October I discovered the Wet Canvas website while searching for help with acrylic painting techniques. It’s been a great learning resource, place to get feedback and each month has provided an incentive to paint something I would not have considered painting. Being challenged as an artist is essential to improve, and just for fun,…

Altruistic Acts of Art

I love how Twitter is such a great source of inspiration and unexpected interaction for me. I have been lucky enough to connect with several artists across the globe since starting my website and being able to see their work and discuss their ideas is invaluable. One such inspiring tweet caught my eye the other…

‘Motherhood’

My latest painting is a deeply personal one. Those of you who know me, or even those who have just skim read my ‘about me’ page will realise why. I took a decision early on in this painting not to take progress photos as I usually do, as I would prefer this piece to be…