River (Beane)- July 8 Photo a Day


Winter view of River Beane River Beane borders Hartham Common- the view from my studio at Dicker Mill. Some years ago the river was furnished with a new bridge, across the Beane, that joins Hertford via a pathway that leads all the way through to Ware. Video of the waterways of Hertford An interesting fact …

Miniature- June photo a day challenge


Back in the late 1950's I have a memory of a day trip to Southend. A day at the seaside always exciting but this was a really special trip - Dad had booked a trip in an aeroplane. The three of us in a tiny light aircraft flew around the Southend Airport countryside- with a …

1 June Colours and Letters: My Favourite Colour.


déjà vu moment here as I'm sure I posted a while back my favourite colour was greenish blue/blueish/green as an artist inspired by the landscape it's a range of colours that feature in my work. Black is also a colour that has been a constant in my everyday life, monochrome and minimal imagery, shades of …

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!

RTDP : Relief


Macro photography can be an inspiration in many ways. The detail unseen by the eye can be revealed and magnified into abstracted shapes and surfaces creating a many layered relief of imagery. An earlier layered oil painting incorporating wire forms and marble dust, carborundum and pigments dusted onto the surface, the wire form partly detached …

‘In Our Garden’ at New Maynard Gallery Welwyn April 2nd 2020


Digswell Artists are creating new work in response to Welwyn Garden City's Centenary. The group exhibition will be launched on April 2nd 2020 with a private view at 8pm at The New Maynard Gallery Campus West Welwyn Garden City. The exhibition continues until May 16th. The work I have created relates to my own garden, …

‘time lapse II’. Exhibition at Hertford House


time : the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole (Oxford Dictionary) the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) My preoccupation with the concept of time has led me to re examine my practice- viewing previous …

Photo of the day


Still playing with the idea of photo collage for the Art Trail in April. Decided to compile my own collage and play with the individual images before I take the plunge and order a more professional printed collage. Very time consuming capturing these stills from the time lapse but good thinking time too.......... this is …

Family and friends, film and fun – It’s February. Monday blues-POTD challenge


An eventful weekend with Family and friends, film and fun, fine tuning video and photos for Art Trail in April. I have an idea that I'm working on to use the time lapse in several ways to illustrate transience ........this is what I have so far, and still tweaking the video. https://vimeo.com/315185961