Thursday, 11 December 2014

Walk Into Winter



Extraordinarily lovely autumn weather here in Kent, bright and full of rich colour and tone. I am really enjoying being outside and taking it all in.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Winter Blue

Cold weather is inspiring me this week...here are two paintings I have finished in the last couple of days.


Winter Bouquet
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas



Blue View
80x80cm
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, 4 December 2014

December

Happy Advent!

I have had an active week in my studio, finishing work off and starting new projects, so very varied.
I have been fortunate enough to sell these paintings in past ten days, two are commissions.

Blue And Green Morning
180x90cm
acrylic on canvas
commission


Commission
60x60cm
acrylic on canvas
 


Blackberry Walk II
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas


Autumn Pink, Autumn Leaves
100x40cm
acrylic on canvas


Pathway
110x110cm
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Early This Morning

A little sketch from my damp garden early in the morning.

Early This Morning
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas

Working in my new studio

I have just moved my kit into a new workspace, at the moment everything is tidy and calm, I have decided that I actually like it that way, so a new era of tidying and order reigns!
I have just finished several paintings and started on a large commission which I am very excited about.

commissioned painting
180x90cm
acrylic on canvas



Green and Blue Autumn Coastpath
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas
£310


Misty Start To A Sunny Day
100x100cm
acrylic on canvas
£1500

Friday, 21 November 2014

Chasing autumn light

I have been fascinated by the subtle colours of autumn this year. I live at the bottom of a hill, and we see early morning mists which are other-worldly and rather transient, which just adds to the appeal for me.


Very Early, November Morning
100x100cm
acrylic on canvas


Chasing Autumn Light
90x30cm
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Painting in progress..

Autumn Sky, Autumn Leaves
90x30cm

I am looking foward to working on these paintings again tomorrow morning. Red and orange are the order of the day...








Monday, 3 November 2014

November morning

Full of inspiration after a great few days away in Pembrokeshire, I am ready for November! I have a list of commissions, all of which look exciting and engaging, as well as work for my portfolio and for the Hampshire Art Fair at the end of this month.

Abermawr Beach, Pembrokeshire. Great for walking, loafing, swimming and searching out the most beautiful pebbles.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

The four seasons...

I have completed two from a series of paintings titled The Four Seasons. I am really enjoying the long format of these pieces. I am actually missing winter out! so maybe a re-title is in order.


Early Spring
42x155cm
acrylic on canvas


High Summer
42x155cm
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, 16 October 2014

From work in progress...to finished piece

Thanks to Artfinder for sending me these images of work in progress. I was part of the Pop-Up weekend they held a couple of weekends ago, and spent time demonstrating my painting craft.

  

 
From this........


 To this.....finished in my studio.


 Started at the demonstration......


Just finished here at home.....

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sold work

Garden Mosaic
70x70cm
acrylic on canvas
sold


Blackberry Walk
50x50cm
Acrylic on canvas
sold

Friday, 10 October 2014

Works in progress

Working on several paintings at once gives me lots of latitude with colour and experimentation. I have had the two smaller square canvasses in my studio for a few weeks now, and have really enjoyed reflecting the season with the palette. The larger painting is part of a four piece commission, titled 'High Summer'.
Just about the get out to my studio for a morning with High Summer....with autumnal rain pattering on the roof!

 





Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Weekend in Shoreditch....

I have spent a weekend In London, taking part in the Artfinder Pop-up gallery in Shoreditch, London.

Artfinder are a gallery I have been fortunate enough to sell my work through since March last year. They are an online platform, this weekend included large screens where visitors could curate their own selection, as well as real live paintings. Artists also demonstrated their craft. I enjoyed this element very much, although I was slightly concerned about my paints flying everywhere as I make a mess when I work!

Altogether inspiring as well as great fun.

Field and Five Trees
60x60cm

One of the paintings I worked on during my artist demonstration.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Work in situ...

I was thrilled to receive this picture of this 35x76 inch painting in situ from client Dave Goodman. He is a builder based in Edmond, Oaklahoma and commissioned this painting for one of his show-homes.

I sent it off in a protected 3mm card tube, and the owner has had it stretched. This makes carriage a lot more affordable!


Monday, 29 September 2014

The Brighton Art Fair 2014

I so enjoyed my few days as an exhibitor at the Brighton Art Fair. I was surrounded by interesting artists, met a lot of people, handed out my card and chatted with potential clients, sold paintings and took several commissions.

Please see below for the paintings I have been lucky enough to sell in the past four days.


Late Afternoon, October
90x90cm
acrylic on canvas
sold


Hedgerow, June
40x100cm
acrylic on canvas
sold


Autumn Air
100x100cm
acrylic on canvas
sold

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sold work

Late Summer Bouquet
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas


Summer Path II
90x90cm
acrylic on canvas

Friday, 19 September 2014

Recently sold, and the Brighton Art Fair!

Very happy to have recently sold the two paintings below.


Flower Drift
40x40cm
acrylic on canvas
sold 


Summer Forest II
35x72 inches
acrylic on canvas
sold
commissioned painting 


I am very busily working away towards taking part in the Brighton Art Fair, which is at the end of next week. See below for a selection of the artwork I will be taking along. If you would like a ticket, please let me know! I have several to give away!

Summer Path II
90x90cm
acrylic on canvas
£1100


Blue and Pink Painting
70x70cm
acrylic on canvas
£725


Field of Blue and Orange
100x100cm
acrylic on canvas
£1400


Late Summer Bouquet
30x30cm
acrylic on canvas
£295


Redscape
40x40cm
acrylic on canvas
£350

Friday, 29 August 2014

Commisioned painting via SaatchiArt

I take on commissioned paintings, something I really enjoy. I have just completed my first commission via SaatchiArt. It is based on my painting 'Marigold Summer'.

The commissioned piece is the upper image, and the original painting is below it.

I am working on several more commissions at the moment, some based on specific paintings, and some on more general ideas.







Wednesday, 20 August 2014

September's nearly here...

I think of September as a doing month, people and life become very active. My September activity seems to have spilled into the ten days of August as well. My autumn diary this year is very full, and I have several commissions in my studio too. Can't wait to get stuck in!

I was very happy to sell this painting a couple of weeks ago, and I am now working on a much larger version for a client.

Summer Forest
30x90cm
acrylic on canvas



This has also inspired me to move fowards with this painting, which has been in my studio waiting for the right moment....

Summer Diary
40x120cm
acrylic on canvas