Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Sold work



Thanks to Di Soames, who has set up  Affordable Office Art,  for buying my painting, I usually have work framed myself, this time she will have it done and I am looking foward to seeing the result.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Camber Sands


Really happy to have sold this painting, it a local place close to my heart.


Monday, 3 December 2012

Hedges and fields


Hedgerow and Field
57x75cm
Mixed media on watercolour paper

Saturday, 1 December 2012

End of November hedgerow




I have been looking at the beautiful autumn we have had here. I live surrounded by fields and farmland, and hedgerows. They are full of character. Both the above pieces are mixed media on watercolour paper.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Flower power

I just love this photo by Amy Merrick. It reminds me of the Cottage Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. I live close by and visit often. It is a magical setting with a suitably eccentric, quirky, aristocratic English history behind it.

Untitled

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rainy Path



60x40cm, a walk from my door, which passes a stream on the left and a copse on the right.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hampshire Art Fair


 Summer Green
100x100cm
Acrylic on canvas

Green, there is no getting away from it in the painting above! Very pleased to have sold this at the Hampshire Art Fair last week.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Monday morning

Thanks to everyone who came to my and Sam Williams art sale last Friday and Saturday. It was a lovely two days, really enjoyable and busy. The painting below had the most positive feedback....it is titled 'Rainy Afternoon'. maybe more people like rain than I thought!




Moving foward, I am working on this piece this morning, working title 'Rainy Summer Afternoon'. More layers required. Actually it is bright and beautiful at the moment, a light frost and blue skies.



Friday, 9 November 2012

One more painting

One more painting, a smallish one, for my sale next Thursday and Friday. This one has been on the back burner for a while, now I have been having fun, and using a lot of paint...and different mediums too. It is 60x60cm

 
Meadow
60x60cm



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Finishing my two Twilight paintings.

It's such a mysterious time of day. I am finishing two small paintings on the theme of Twilight. Here is one.


Monday, 5 November 2012

Molygrove, Wales

 After a visit to Wales the other weekend, I made this painting. We stayed in a beautiful house with a sea view, and tiny bay just a few moments walk away. Molygrove is a hamlet, the house we stayed just outside. The weather was alternatively wet and bright, gorgeous for the landscape fan!
This painting is 90x90cm


Friday, 2 November 2012

Art and Ceramics

The talented ceramicist Samantha Williams and I are having a show of work on the 16th and 17th November.




Come and visit if you can! It is in Horsmonden, near Tunbridge Wells. Coffee, cake and artwork. we would love to see you, please send me an email and I will send an invitation your way. Thanks!


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Two hours later



Springscape
90x90cm

Dreaming of Spring


This work in progress is 90x90cm. As the weather is pure grey sky  and rain today, I turn my thoughts to a beautiful soft spring morning....!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Abstracted landscape



I love fully abstracted paintings, and often work on paintings like this whilst completing more figuative work. I get lots of inspiration from the colours and shapes in both types of work, they really bounce off each other. This is 60x60cm

Sketch


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

more rainy day painting


Pink Sky, 42x62cm.

 This work in progress is all about the colour and light on a rainy morning. Pale crops and luminous skies.

Monday, 22 October 2012

In celebration of rain

Moving on.....here is an update on this painting. In celebration of rain, well actually a rain shower. Not the relentless stuff we get here sometimes.


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Memories of a rainy summer afternoon



I am obsessing over rain at the moment, I do live in a land of pretty consistent drizzle. I actually like it, but don't like to mention that too loudly...I'm definitely in the minority! The above is a work in progress, lots of soft blues and greens.

Rainy day painting in situ



In situ, in my kitchen!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Architects Gallery, Teddington

I will once again have some artwork at the Architects Gallery early next spring.....watch this space!
Do you like the pinkish/greenish hue of this small painting? I have been looking at it in my studio for a day or so now. So far the title Rainy Day has come into my head.






Monday, 15 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

On facebook

I have started a facebook page....take a look here!


Amongst Flowers

100x100cm, acrylic on canvas, titled 'Amongst Flowers'. I have this painting for sale ......take a look here.


Friday, 12 October 2012

The other new one!!!


Twilight
60x30cm
acrylic on canvas
Lots of irridescent paints, so very sparkly!!

New painting for sale


Twilight II, acrylic on linen, 60x30cm
This is one of two, I have added it to my For Sale page.....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Twilight

A 60x30cm painting, I am enjoying the size and format, getting out my tiny paintbrushes to make little marks.



Celebrity Square and Contemporary Art at Hospice in the Weald

I have a few pieces for sale at this event. Please take a look at my page here


Chasing Sunshine
90x90cm






Monday, 8 October 2012

Soft Autumn Blue

 I have just sold this painting to a lovely couple, the colours in their home really complement the blues in the piece. Thanks Sarah!


 Soft Autumn Blue
 90x90cm

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Big painting continues.....



I'm finding it tough to get a good shot of this painting, I have even reverted to taking a picture in my kitchen, that's why it is a little bit dark.






I have been working on this painting for a while now.....this is it's last photo

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lovely colours!

I don't know who to acknowledge for this beautiful picture...I love the colours, watch my next painting!!



Monday, 24 September 2012

Walk to Camber Sands

I have been busy in the last few weeks, and am busy photographing work today.
This painting is Walk to Camber Sands, which is our local beach. It is backed by sand dunes covered in heavy coarse grasses...the sort you can play hide and seek in. Any walk to the beach involves a pathway through the grasses, and a natural frame for the sea.





Finishing touches



Plum Painting. 30x30cm. Acrylic on Canvas

Six paintings in one!!

I have extended this commission from three to six panels. They fit in between beautiful wooden beams on this staircase....




Now we have another three panels to place underneath. Until they are hung it is hard to photograph them!




Autumn exhibitions

We are heading into autumn with a vengeance here in Kent. the temperature has dropped, and rain is falling not too gently on the window-pane next to my desk.



Summer Field. 30x30cm. Acrylic on Canvas



I am involved in several projects in the next couple of months. Firstly the Hospice on the Weald Contemporary Art Sale, see here. This should be a really fun couple of days, I am looking foward to attending.



After Monet. detail. Acrylic on Canvas

Secondly I will have some artwork at the Hampshire Art Fair, which is near Andover on November 8th-14th.



Pinks III. 50x50cm. Acrylic on Canvas


Lastly I am having a solo show in December at the Blue Moon Gallery in Tunbridge Wells.....very exciting!!

Friday, 21 September 2012

watery conversations



I can't get away from water and reflections in my paintings! This smallish painting is working alongside my large one, see below......