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 […]
I’m so looking forward to creating new artwork later on this year… with some great ideas!
I loved doing the pen and ink drawing of St Saviours Foremark, Interior, and delivering it to the client last Friday. I loved it when she rang me on Sunday night asking me to do a copy of the pen and ink drawing just for her, the same size (11 x 8 inches) but inframed […]
When I finished the drawing of St Saviours church interior and delivered it to the client who had commissioned it on Friday last week, she was delighted for it, and said the person who it was for would love it.. and then after a bit of conversation about it, she said wistfully that she would […]
When I was asked on Monday to do the pen and ink drawing of the interior of the church of St Saviours in Foremark near Repton in Derbyshire I knew I wanted to get it done as quickly as I could for the client. Although there was a deadline for the day the picture was […]
After a weekend away I came home on Sunday night to two answerphone messages one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday from a woman I hadn’t heard of before, asking me to call her back regarding a drawing she wanted to commission me to do for her. I rang her apologising for the […]
Since I went to see the lovely primary school pupils in Hartlip in Kent, in May 2018, and had such an uplifting and happy day with them talking to them about my painting “The way through the woods” answering questions, signing autographs and loving their excitement about their joint creative efforts, I was delighted when […]
I was asked a few weeks ago to do a painting as a gift for a woman I know, who was having a big birthday coming up. She had no idea that the painting was being done for her. I was asked to paint her as “Mother Nature” but a sexy and elegant version with […]
I saw a good friend of mine over the weekend who I’ve not seen since my wedding (my fault, not hers, I’ve just been so busy with house hunting and sorting things out!). It was so good to see her, and her Mum again, who is in her 80’s and now has dementia. I spoke […]
I am currently working on a new painting, the subject even I have never done before, and I know its going to be in my top ten of favourite paintings already!
On New Years Eve, whilst quietly sitting with a cup of tea and mince pie and in the lull before I got ready for a noisy and lively New Years Eve party, I had a thought, one of those silvery ones that is at the back of creative peoples minds all the time, and I […]
Looking back on 2018 its the one year of my whole life that I have hardly created any artwork, and such a massively big part of me is being an artist that its been a difficult one in that aspect too, because of it. But I knew it would probably be the case when I […]
Christmas is the time of year when I look back on December and know its been busy, with getting the household jobs done, the presents bought and wrapped and ready, the Christmas cards written out and sent to friends and extended family, and I always love to make my favourite White Christmas cake full of […]