I write about one hundred Christmas cards every year, remembering friends, and family, neighbours old and new, and its also a good opportunity to keep in touch with my (MANY!) cousins far and wide, friends in other countries, and those scattered over England. I also try to remember others who I have met in the […]
Part of the excitement of moving to Kent was wanting to get involved with the seasonal celebrations of the area. I heard about the Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas Festival held in Rochester about six years ago and knew that it would be high on my list of experiences I wanted to get involved in whenever […]
I was chatting to a friend of mine over the weekend who had just come back from a Caribbean cruise and I asked her how she’d enjoyed her holiday and she replied that she had enjoyed it immensely and loves that area of the world for her holidays. She went to to ask me how […]
When I was finally able to get working on the commission of the picture for the young woman (in her mid 20’s) that I was first asked to do in May this year, I knew I needed to throw some ideas together and think deeply about them and think so more. She had first mentioned […]
The “warrior girl” commission that I am working on at the moment is complicated. I knew it would be. Because its not just copying one photo, which is easy, very easy for me to do. It’s not even copying part of one photo and putting the photo of another background to it, which is easy […]
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 […]