Just off to ‘Art in Action’ in Oxford for the next four days – well worth a visit to see some brilliant artists at work, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. I am demonstrating and running workshops with Pebeo – come and check me out…. A nice pear! http://www.artinaction.org.uk/
what a drab and dreary bike! hey presto!…. that’s better, a lick of paint and some colourful extras! a busy day on Sunday helping the good people of Winchester add a bit of colour and sparkle to their bike transport at the brilliant Cyclefest … Its off home for a gin and tonic….! The Colour Factory bike will be back with more crazy additions – look out for it in Winchester City Centre
The sun shone over the four days at Patchings Art Show near Nottingham and my painters worked fast and furiously to produce a whole array of wonderfully colourful artworks under my bossy instruction and in record time!! They tried out a whole load of painting techniques using acrylics to come up with these amazing fishy canvases! Look forward to seeing you next year for art workshops on another foody theme!
On Sunday we took a trip out to visit one of my favourite places in Hampshire – the enchanting Houghton Lodge just outside Stockbridge. It is always a real treat to see whats new in the garden and every turn provides a vignette for a painting. I particularly love the walled garden, the neat rows of vegetables and victorian cloches, the amazing variety of herbs and beautiful avenue of old apple trees. The Peac
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