Has Spring nearly sprung? A little bit of sun today and I’m in the mood for treats. Heres a painting Ive done for Brasserie Blanc recently illustrating a few of my cafe favourites and some freshly baked macarons, French style of course. Fingers crossed for a sunny weekend which means cake alfresco! If we’re not quite ready for alfresco dining, heres a painting of mine with warmer tones olives, saucisso
My mackerel painting workshop is a great way to develop your painting, with step by step instruction. My three hour workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. All takes place here in our fantastic beach garden workshop with plenty of tea, coffee and cake to keep the creative juices flowing! What a great morning spent with some of my workshopees who learnt all about the versat
Click on the link below for an exciting update on our painted bollards in Winchester as featured on this months Furnitubes blog! The Furnitubes company make the cast iron Cannon 500 Bollards that we transform into works of art. ARE YOU A SECRET BOLLARD GEEK LIKE ME !!! http://www.furnitubes.com/blog/2013/02/painted-bollards-in-winchester-square
I have just done a talk about my work as an artist to the members of the Amersham Rotary Club, with images and news of some of my recent art projects and educational work. The evening finished with my bollard quiz, with choccy prizes for those who guessed the famous artists who inspired our painted Bollards in Winchester – they were far too clever and now I am right out of chocolates! click on the link for the
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Full Bodied! This one-off commission includes eight bottles of fine wine and champagne. Each bottle for the owner of this painting has a fantastic story of where and when and with whom it was enjoyed. A really personal painting with memories of some good times.
If you are near the lovley city of Canterbury in the next few weeks I have a collection of my paintings being exhibited at The Stark Gallery. A gorgeous gallery on Catle Street , a stonesthrow from the cathedral and a short walk to Pattisserie Valerie – coffee and almond croissants – well why wouldnt you!!!!
Couldn’t resist doing these two little collage assemblages today while Christmas shoppers browsed in our gallery! I am an avid collector of ephemera, vintage toys and kitchenalia. All these things bring back memories of childhood games, playing with my dolls house (in which I usually tried to get the hamster to go in the front door and upstairs along with cindy!!!) and all those miniature tea cups and saucers,t
Here are a few photos from my ‘Colours And Contours Workshop’ which I have been teaching in Birmingham and Manchester over the last couple of weeks. Birmingham is all lit up beautifully and I even managed to fit in a little Christmas shopping before class! A great day was had with some lovely delegates from the two citie as I demonstrated to them some of my painting techniques using acrylics and mixed me