A threatening sky

Inspired by the dramatic sky's we've been having in the uk this month, I'm  enjoying painting skyscapes at the moment. It's all about the sky!  I'm layering washes to create sky's with real movement. Yesterday's inspiration came by my walk over the fields, luckily the rain held off long enough for me to get back …

April showers.

   I've been painting a lot of landscapes just lately which is very unlike me. I'm seeing a very strong shift in style that seems to of come upon me, and I'm embracing it with open arms and water laden brushes.  It's quite something for an artist when ones style changes on its own, without …

Still life, Spring tea

   I just love these little grape hyacinths, they cover my garden in late winter/early spring, and I love digging them up and putting them in vintage teacups and pots. I've got a stall on a handmade and vintage market this Mother's Day so will be potting up these little treasures to sell, I know …

Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.

   I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth. Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I'm drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment it …

Swallows screen print.

      Whilst we're easing into a winters spring, I can't help but look forwards to the delights that the warmth brings! I love screen printing in the warm weather as I like to wander around with bare feet and wash my screens outside in the sunshine. I remember capturing the beauty of these sweeping …

Calming February hues.

        My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay. I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm my …

Textile design, my inspiration.

I'm often inspired by nature and what I see around me at the time. Flowers and birds seem to be the main ones, I'm always looking and marvelling at the blooms that come up and the swallows that sweep the sky. I like to study the texture, form and colour and where possible bring it …

Textile design, block printing.

There are few things more calming then sitting down with a fresh piece of Lino ready to make your mark.      I love designing and making my own blocks for fabric printing, being in charge of the whole process from drawing, cutting, selecting fabric and the instant gratification that comes with something handmade. I think …