Category: MY WORK

Pastel

Pastel on handmade paper- Water lilies.

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 home.

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 searching it out, and I…

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 I’d be chuffed to receive…

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 seems only right to have…

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 swallows last year, and rushing…

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 mind, see where I’ve been…