Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Miss August

Proud to have been included in Beccles Society of Artists' 2017 calendar.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

No painting!

I haven't really painted in a while due to spending all my spare time training this little lady, who we adopted from a rescue charity in August.

I have managed a little bit of sketching and a little bit of crochet in between dog walks and training sessions...!

Friday, 30 September 2016

School Visit

Today I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my art with pupils at the Primary School where I work. 
Great to be able to inspire some budding artists and answer so many thoughtful and interesting questions. 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Exciting News!

 Very proud that this painting has been awarded a prize at the Beccles Society of Artists' Annual Exhibition 2016. 


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Beccles Society of Artists' Annual Exhibition

I shall be exhibiting these four paintings next week at Beccles Public Hall (for more details about each painting, see previous posts) 

This is always a popular exhibition with lots of talented local artists showcasing their work. 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Pink Cottage

Inspired when out walking across the fields near my home earlier this summer.
This canvas has taken a while to complete, mainly due to how tricky it is to capture the natural beauty of these amazing yellow fields. 

    Acrylic on canvas
    40cm x 40cm

    (I love this little corner...!)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Now for something a bit different...

I learnt to crochet last summer (well, re-learnt after a gap of about 30 years!) and, since the first of February this year, I have been working on a blanket for my daughter to take to university later this year. Last night, I finally finished and have to say I'm feeling very proud (of it and of her!) 

Now, I must get back to my painting desk before I am tempted to start my new hooky project!!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Messing about on the river

Just a couple of little watercolour sketches inspired by my recent outings on the River Waveney supporting junior scullers from Beccles Rowing Club.

watercolour on handmade paper

approx 20cm x 20cm each

Monday, 11 April 2016

River Waveney, Beccles

Further to my post on 20th March, I have spent my Easter holidays playing around with this painting inspired by the view of Beccles and the river Waveney from Beccles Rowing Club. 

Acrylic on deep edged canvas

40cm x 30cm

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Playing with skies again...

Having fun being bolder and more experimental with my paints than usual.
Watch this space to see whether it's successful...or not!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Walberswick Beach

Acrylic on deep edged canvas

30cm x 30cm

LOVE looking for the teeny weeny little hints that reveal my bold choice of underpainting...

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Violet Skies


Acrylic on deep edged canvas

30cm x 30cm


Close up texture...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Inspiration returns!

I have not found (...or made!) enough time to paint over the past four or five months, with the exception of the little (still not quite finished...) sunflower study in the background of this photo. 

So, this morning, I have prepared two canvasses in anticipation of a bit more time back at my desk. 
I often under paint using this gorgeous turquoise but fancied a change (...and a challenge!) so have painted one in this amazing Naphthol Red. 

It will be interesting to see the effect it has on the colours I paint with....