Childhood Memories…or are they?


The idea that our memories of childhood or even recent events are as they seem or are they post memory -an interpretation based on our own experience of events mixed in with other influences such as recounted memories from others, photographs or similar incidents...... I am working on a project with the group 'memento collective' …

Bright Squares Challenge April #30


Becky's Bright Square Challenge- final post for April - here's the challenge from Becky : So if you have not already squared or have only squared once or twice this month, why not join us today. All that I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of …

My Bright Everyday Moment- Watching the wildlife in my garden


Becky's Bright Square Challenge April #27 As I watch the garden spring to life every year I feel privileged that I am visited by these delightful birds, foxes, deer and hedgehogs...all viewed from the kitchen window. https://videopress.com/v/ZCRxLdWJ?preloadContent=metadata Watching the wildlife in my garden Brightens my day A regular visitor the foxes return every year- their …

Bright Square Challenge April #26


Becky you were so right - it is addictive! Now I'm hooked again and glad to be back posting for your squares challenge. Your rainbow made me think of another phenomena, created at sunset. What do you think of this 'burning bright bush (tree)' 🙂 I even think there is a hint of a rainbow …

A Belated Bright Squares Post


A Bright Moment every morning ...my garden means so much to me and I have enjoyed every day as it has evolved and matured and become a wildlife sanctuary of sorts. Recently returned from its debut in Letchworth Windows Project....my 100 images of my garden over the years, the thing that brightens my every morning …

Promoting your art work


Social media platforms to spread the word, or visuals, a good way to promote your art work? I have many profiles with links to my work in the hope it will be viewed and possibly attract interest in some way. One site that I especially find useful is Zealous. This site provides a profile, projects, …

Critiques can be so helpful……what do you think?


A recent critique with my colleagues at Momento Collective has been so useful in re examining my art practice- posing questions such as my use of colour- or lack of use of colour. A couple of years ago I made a time lapse video following the tide patterns in a small cove over several days. …

Back in the Print Studio


After a long break this year, in December I returned to The Forge Print Studio in Digswell. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed working there again and especially loved seeing- at a distance- many colleagues and catching up with their work and plans for 2021. Still exploring the theme of time and place and …

Sunday- home and away……..


A grey November morning, but a day full of promise..... With plans for a day at the print studio and experimentation with oil paint and medium to play with...I have a new image I am recently haunted by, a chapel in Cornwall that looks more like a lighthouse, standing on a snowy hill. Yesterday after …

Back in the studio


Inspired by the landscape and the gallery visits in Cornwall during the past week (and also after viewing the Maggie Hambling:Making Love with the Paint - you must watch)! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nx23/maggi-hambling-making-love-with-the-paint I returned to my studio. My sort of loose plan to rework some old canvasses or maybe obliterate the old and layer a new image/work. …

As October draws it’s last few breaths so we gasp into November


Still here, still a survivor. On return from the relatively safe haven of Cornish air I consider 'what now' Inspired by the wonder in all that is Cornwall for me, the rugged coast, the open sea as far as the eye can see. Art abounds in galleries large and small, amazing and beautiful, thought provoking …

Horizon: July 30 Photo a Day Challenge


A farther view depending on how far above sea level you are standing.......... Horizon A fascination and my inspiration in photography and painting for many years. How far away is the horizon line? According to Wikipedia: " distance to the true horizon from an observer close to the Earth's surface is about[2] where h is height above sea level and R is …

July 29 Seaweed Green?


JUly Colours and letters challenge In November last year I was on a course at St Ives School of painting. The theme was 'Finding Your Voice' and an excellent place for art courses. All about being authentic in your art practice and challenging your perceptions in making art. During the course we had to find …