Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Hedgerow Song

I have recently been working on a new series of mixed media acrylics using collage and image transfers. This one is on show at Witherslack at the moment until Sunday when the show finishes - catch it while you can!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lakes Artist Summer Exhibition

I am pleased to have had two of my paintings accepted into this years summer show in Grasmere - I hope that you can get along to see it and enjoy a day out in this beautiful part of the Lake District.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Studio day

I have been continuing with my Delphiniums series while they are still remaining upright!

I am going to miss them once their season is over...
using decim8 to manipulate the image

Blue Sky Thinking

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Etsy Shop officially open!

Do go take a look at my new etsy shop - I am just about to list this new screen print up for sale - hot off the press!

"Glow" Blush and Citrus variants

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Delph series Prints

I now have a new selection of giclee prints available to purchase! Do take a look at my new etsy shop for the full range...
'Morning Song'

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Another fine day...

...making artist books with my Monday groups. They now have some paint bubble splashed pages to fill up over the summer !

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Developing Screen Prints

I am about to create my first collection of screen prints with Ben Dodge at the Factory Kendal. I have started to layer up my drawings and paintings in photoshop to work out colour and composition possibilities - exciting! Here are a couple of my ideas so far...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Still got the Blues...and pink and gold

The latest in my series of Delphinium floral paintings has been created with a mixed media approach of using watercolours enhanced with gouache, inks and pastels.
I have just bought my first sweet peas so keep an eye out for these appearing in the next few paintings!

The Sweet Peas posing in front of one of the 'delph' paintings

Monday, 16 May 2016

Pastel to Pixels...

Inspired by spring flowers today I have been using yummy pastels. I am now avoiding making the dinner and helping with the homework by developing my work in photoshop!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Pouring watercolour paint

This is the start of a new series of large semi-abstract watercolour paintings inspired by spring flowers - the studio smells divine :)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

In amongst the Delph blues

Loving this cobalt blue and my favourite blue of all indigo...

Monday, 25 April 2016

Digital Playing

Placing the Agapanthus

I have decided that this painting needs a single drawn stem to contrast all of the painterly daubs - a nice job for tomorrow in the studio...

Sunday, 17 April 2016

First workshop in the new Factory Kendal studio

Had a lovely couple of days making artist books and large mixed media paintings in my light bright studio space - the floor is now christened with colourful splashes!

End of the first day as the light enters the studio

Finishing off...


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Not the RA...

A chance to come and see my new studio space at No 4 The Factory Kendal and see the wonderful creative work of my regulars!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Floristry by Carmen

Here is Carmen making up a gorgeous wedding bouquet alongside this softly coloured version of my painting of it ...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Petal to Paint... Painting Memories

I am just getting ready to launch my new creative collaboration onto the world of weddings! Thanks to an inspired idea from my favourite florist Carmen we will be offering brides the chance to have their wedding bouquets 'preserved' as original art. With a choice of oils, acrylics or watercolours they will be able to commission us to create and capture in paint the most beautiful floral bouquets.
Do get in touch if you would like to know more...