Monday, 25 July 2011


I shall be exhibiting the following four paintings in the Beccles Society of Artists Annual Exhibition.

Public Hall, Beccles
Saturday 30th July - Saturday 6th August 2011
Open Daily 10am-4pm
(Except...Sunday 31st July: 11am-3pm & Saturday 6th August: 10am-2pm)

"Charles Jeffrey" Award for Acrylics 2011


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Inspired by Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach

Back in April I accidentally painted this scene in an abstract way. I then went on to paint a larger & more thought through version in June, I have now worked over the original canvas to refine it.......

Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm


Thursday, 7 July 2011

MoRe SuMmEr MaDnEsS!!!

This selection of framed acrylic paintings are currently available for

only £75 each!

Frames measure approx 43.5cm x 53.5cm
(size of actual painting approx 25cm x 35cm)

1. "3rd Hole, Southwold"
(no longer available)

2. "Dovecote"

3. "June Sunshine"

4. "Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach 2"

5. "Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach 1"

6. "Dunwich Dunes"

 "Dunwich Dunes" only £50
* frame measures approx 38.5cm x 48.5cm,
size of actual painting approx 16cm x 25cm


Delivery can be arranged (additional charges may apply)

My other artwork, not included in this offer,
is available for sale - prices available on request

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

SuMmEr MaDnEsS!!!

The following selection of original, acrylic paintings on canvas are currently available for

only £40 each or any two for just £70!

 1. "Tulips"

2. "Tulips Too!"

3."Red Tulips"

4."June Sunshine 2"

5."Autumn Colour"

6. "Autumn Leaves"

each of the above canvasses measure approx 23cm x 30 cm (1.5 cm deep)

7. "Autumn Sunlight"

this canvas measures approx 24 cm x 30 cm (3.5 cm deep)


Delivery can be arranged (additional charges may apply)

My other artwork, not included in this offer,
is available for sale - prices available on request

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Aldeburgh, Red Valerian

Inspired by my 'accidental abstract' painting at the end of April, I decided to develop the style I discovered using my lovely 1.5" brush (I have also invested in an utterly lovely 2" version!) and attempt a more thought through version.
I have worked on a much larger canvas than I have used previously.

Acrylic on canvas

40cm x 51cm

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Southwold Dunes

This little canvas has been patiently waiting on my desk for 3 weeks to be finished off...I think it's finished now...

Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Covehithe, Suffolk

Such a peaceful beach to spend a couple of hours....

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 30cm


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More Red Valerian!

This is the painting I started last week when I got sidetracked...I have tried to work in some of the rectangular brush marks I enjoyed so much on my 'absract' version of the same subject.

Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
24 x 34 cm

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Inspired by Red Valerian, Aldeburgh Beach

Not having painted much over the past two months I decided that today I would warm myself & my brushes up by working on a familiar subject I really enjoyed painting last year.
I was working on watercolour paper but when I found I had squeezed out too much Yellow Ochre, rather than waste the paint, I decided I would quickly underpaint a canvas which I could paint something over some other day...

...however I soon became quite fascinated by the marks I was making using my lovely 1.5" brush.
By using the same colours I have used throughout my original painting (as yet unfinished) I appear to have created my first 'abstract' painting based on the sky, sea, beach and red valerian blooms at Aldeburgh!

Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

Monday, 18 April 2011

Easter Exhibition

I am entering some of my work in the Bungay Black Dog Arts Easter Exhibition in
St Mary’s Church, Bungay
from Saturday 23rd April to Sunday 1st May
(10am to 4pm daily)
Free entry!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Daffodils & Yellow Jugs

I wanted to paint something with more colour than my recent work, so I chose these pale yellow daffodils which were in a yellow jug my Grandma once gave me. 
I tried various other objects to complete the still life arrangement, and, once I'd settled on these items I realised that the small jug on the left was once my other grandmother's and my Mum gave me the small yellow one at the front of the compostion!

I discovered that it is very difficult to paint shadows on yellow objects without losing the yellow, as a result I don't think this has as much light and dark contrast on the objects as I would have liked to acheive...

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Creative Recycling

For a variety of reasons I have not had time to paint for the past four weeks, however I have found some time to be creative in other ways...

2 old pairs of curtains = a revamped headboard, 2 floor cushions and a throw
in our recently re-decorated spare bedroom!!

Hoping to be back at my desk this Weds...just looking for some inspiration!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Southwold Common

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 30cm

(not available for sale)

View from No 54

I have been working on this in secret for a few weeks, it is a birthday present for my husband, it is one of his favourite views...from the window of his Nan's house in Yorkshire.

It has proved especially difficult to paint early morning mist...I might go back to it but don't want to risk overworking it.

Now I need to finish off the painting that I've been working on at the same time so that he doesn't wonder what I've been doing with my days off!!

Acrylic on Hand Made Watercolour Paper
35cm x 25cm
(not for sale!)

Thursday, 13 January 2011

More Dunes...finished!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating the texture on these and am really interested to see how, despite using the same blue/greens/browns on each, the colours take on a different appearance depending on the base colour.  I have allowed some of the underpainting to show though on both, but especially like the purple...

Purple Dunes
Acrylic on canvas 25cm x 25cm
(not available for sale)

Yellow Dunes
Acrylic on canvas 23cm x 30cm
(not available for sale)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

More Dunes...

Having added the skies to both canvasses I find I particularly love the purple/blue colour combination.
I have often loved the slightly abstract effects I have created at the early stages a lot of my recent work but which is gradually lost as the paintings have developed, I might aim to keep more of the underpainting than usual on this occasion......

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Art-time on a Saturday!!

Thanks to my wonderful children wanting to cook tea today (homemade burgers & home baked bread rolls!!) I am free to play in my art room sooner than expected.

Having not painted for about a month I am warming myself up with a familiar subject that I have enjoyed painting before (dunes/grasses) and after underpainting the white canvasses, I have been having fun experimenting with texture gel & silk thread in advance of putting paint to canvas.....

Friday, 7 January 2011


My exhibition has finished and I would just like to say thank you so much to all my friends and family who visited and for all your very kind comments, I really appreciate your support.

Following a very relaxing Christmas-time with my family we are all now back at work/school and I am looking forward to my first day off of 2011 to START PAINTING AGAIN!!