My Six on Saturday


This week I have mostly just stayed home and either sketched or photographed in the garden. The sketchbook doodles using watercolours, pencil, pen and a new discovery Gansi Tambi water based metallic pigment. Here are my six. watercolour, metallic pigment . 2. graphite block and pen. 3. Macro DSLR Tulip head. 4. Sketch in 5B …

May 10 Photo a Day colours and letters challenge: LIME


LIME A beautiful clematis in my front garden has just started to bloom. It doesn't have much direct sunlight as north facing but I just love it's subtle lime and cream flowers. Alliums just bursting into bloomAnother allium bud just breaking freeThe clematis with it's fabulous cream and tinged with lime green blossoms- love it!

Square Tops : Top Moments Goodbye April


Many disappointments one way and another for us all this year - but in the greater scheme of things a few top moments to celebrate. Goodbye April. and a time lapse of my top tulips! https://videopress.com/v/aHDqT2JO?preloadContent=metadata A planned exhibition to celebrate WGC100 'In Our Garden' postponed. Accepted for Derwent Art Prize Exhibition at Oxo Gallery …

Delighted to have work accepted for Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition


In addition to the work showing at The Women's Society in St Andrew's Street Hertford (as part of The Hertford Art Trail) I am delighted to have had work accepted in the Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition. Visit the gallery to view work by local artists from Tuesday April 10th. The work I submitted for the …

tide and time – work in progress


A recent visit to Cornwall has injected new quiet energy into my project. The snow and powerful tides limited access to the outdoors and my visit was brief. Primarily a two day workshop with a day either side to explore the coastline. The workshop further explored chance operation and abstraction, which factor quite strongly in …

Worn by tide and time……


My current project is an investigation into hag stones and beach pebbles generally, how they form, what creates their weathered appearance and how time and tides have worn them down and round and created their fascinating labyrinths, and unique surfaces. These are a few of the initial images- where I go from here is anyone's guess....... …

Security- photo challenge


I love the sea and to watch the tide ebb and flow, see the waves crashing against the rocks, watch as the storm approaches churning the waves, contemplate the tranquil ripples of a calm swell. I do however have a hidden fear of the waves reaching beyond the safety of the ancient cliffs and man …

Spring has sprung! ‘On the Cusp’


Hurrah! Spring has sprung and everything is busting out all over in the garden at a gallop. Everyone around me is joyful as this new season exudes its lime green shoots and tempting buds and blossoms waiting to reveal their luscious colour! Peeking at last years images of my garden - I can't wait! The wisteria is …