When we came to buy this house in Kent, we fell in love with it for many reasons. We were aware it was on top of a hill, but that was secondary to the main features of size, position, neighbourhood, practicality of house and garden, all the tiny details that are important about living in […]
Moving house has kept me incredibly busy, packing up my house in Leicestershire, and unpacking again in Kent as well as all the odd jobs and maintenance work that that entails, plus September is such a good month to get work done in the garden before the frosts and cold weather kicks in. Going on […]
When it was my birthday in August my darling husband enquired a few weeks beforehand as to what I would like as a present from him. I smiled and said “That’s easy!” and when he asked with some trepidation “How easy?????” I laughed and said that I had known as soon as we moved to […]
There have been so many changes in my life over the last few months that I haven’t been able to update my website as much as I would have liked to, but I am delighted to say that I finally feel that I’m back on track.. the website has been updated and I am really […]
My friend who I did the special painting of earlier this year, of her depicted as Mother Nature, very kindly sent me this message today about an artist friend of hers who she had recently shown the image to, and she very kindly shared this feedback to me about it… Hooo !!!!Waow waow woaow !!!!That […]
I had great fun designing my new business cards, so when they arrived today I eagerly opened them to see how they looked. And they looked as good as I hoped! New address, new area, same artist!
I thought I’d learnt a lot about art, and painting in the years I’ve been doing it.. I didn’t think there was much I didn’t know about it. But I have recently, in the last couple of weeks, learnt that there is a new technique that I was unaware of. When I was shown it, […]
Its been such a busy last few weeks but I can start catching up with my blog now with updates. After most of my life living in the Burton on Trent/Derby area I have moved to Kent. Its been almost seven years of wanting to do that, and planning it, and now I am finally […]
An eagle eyed friend of mine sent me this a couple of weeks ago.. it was from Repton Parish Magazine and a thankyoue letter from the man I never met, who I did the commission for of St Saviours Church Interior, in Foremark, South Derbyshire.
I have been asked over the years to do some very interesting commissions for various clients, but one of the most difficult ones was asked of me recently. A friend of mine who I have done artwork for before showed me a tattoo design that her friend had, but didn’t like the artwork so much […]
Well… going back into the dark recesses of time my new webmaster suggested that I start writing a blog to go along with the new website he was designing for me. “But what shall I write????” was my immediate reaction.. and would anyone be interested was my next thought. I know a lot of people […]
A friend of mine who has commissioned artwork from me before sent me some ideas yesterday for an idea she has for a tattoo design. I had no knowledge of it until she had sent me the details of the images she likes and how she wants to incorporate them into a piece of art, […]
I adore the house I live in, its full of south facing light, and ticks an awful lot of boxes of what I look for in a home. My husband loves it too, and described it as an “elegant house” when we first came to view it some years ago. Its known laughter, and its […]
At the weekend I was chatting to a friend who has commissioned me to do artwork for her before………who asked if I could redesign something for a friend of hers…to make it something else. She showed me the design, on her phone, and I had a sharp intake of breath. Because I liked it. I […]
I was chatting to a friend over the weekend who is thinking of a painting to go in her lounge, and asked me if I could do it for her, and how much will it cost…? I asked what the image was of, and she told me, I asked what size she wanted, and she […]