An Artist Date

An Artist Date

A time to be in receiver mode, listening, intuiting and settling into stillness. As Asian-American theologian Cindy Lee writes of transmitters and receivers: Western culture is mainly “transmitter oriented”, prizing the authority of the written and spoken word, and of...
The journey of a portrait painting

The journey of a portrait painting

VISUAL ART OPEN SHORTLIST Inspired by a small, much loved old photograph that may have been carried around in a small pocket!  It’s just 7cms across and feels like it was treasured and precious because it is very creased and even has a tiny careful mend in brown...
Inspired to paint

Inspired to paint

Finding a way to convey emotion in my paintings, a sense of something beyond me is a challenge I delight in.  I often find when out in nature something I am going to call “the whisper of love”. This morning, for instance, a robin decided to sing a few...
Liberated voted Best in Show

Liberated voted Best in Show

I had recently started walking again after a serious accident and Liberated was inspired by the joy of being out of the wheelchair, off the beaten path amongst a field of thistledown. Capturing a feeling of excitement, the spirit of “We’re off, this could be fun!” The...
Finding Art Inspiration

Finding Art Inspiration

FINDING INSPIRATION FOR PAINTING There are days when we might feel like making a drawing or painting but simply don’t know where to begin. This lack of inspiration feels like a barrier and one that can stop us from even starting ANYTHING! Start to notice what fires...
COVID Summer Art Journey

COVID Summer Art Journey

Hi and welcome to my summer newsletter. I am delighted that you have shown an interest in following my journey as an artist and would very much enjoy having comments back from you. We have all lived through life changing times since I last wrote to you! We could not...
My Artist Journey – Preparing for an Exhibition

My Artist Journey – Preparing for an Exhibition

This post comes as I am excitedly getting ready for an exhibition in Stockbridge with The Hampshire Artists Co-operative; a very talented group of artists from the area where I live. I have lots of paintings that I am very much looking forward to sharing and also...
Gathering Ideas for a Sketchbook

Gathering Ideas for a Sketchbook

Gathering ideas for a sketchbook this summer The sweep of a beautiful landscape with a panoramic view – you want to capture it all! What is it that inspires you? Is it the colours? Is it the criss-cross of fields and walls? Is it the wind in the barley field, the flow...
Runner-up Prize Awarded to In Father’s Eye

Runner-up Prize Awarded to In Father’s Eye

Open Exhibition 2020 ArtCare at Salisbury Hospital extended until June 26th 2020 Open Exhibition runner-up prize awarded for atmospheric painting In Father’s Eye. This year’s ArtCare Open exhibition received work from over 50 regional artists. April 3, 2020/in News...