Celebrating the Morris Dancers of Bampton

Last year my brother asked if I would like to paint some pictures for friend of his, who had some blank walls to fill in a bed and breakfast space above the local pub in the village of Bampton. I’m not good at saying no to creative challenges – so I took on the idea,… Continue reading Celebrating the Morris Dancers of Bampton

Covid, Emergencies and Healing- Reflecting on 2021

2021 has been a year of dramatic change for me. We have spent another year under Covid restrictions, but I have taken the opportunity to push my boundaries and learn to heal using Reiki – the two themes are very connected. For more about my healing journey read here. In terms of boundaries – for… Continue reading Covid, Emergencies and Healing- Reflecting on 2021

Crime Inspired Paintings on Show at Anglia Ruskin Police Training Facility in London

Each painting is drawn from a real life phone call made to the police during 2021, when the artist worked as an Emergency Call Handler for Avon & Somerset Constabulary. 

Suspicious Circumstances – exhibition

You are invited to see my latest collection of paintings: “Suspicious Circumstances” which draws on my interest in true crime and what different people consider “suspicious”. I’m showing the paintings at Studio 18 in Stroud, as part of the Stroud Site Festival, and there will be other amazing works of art by other artists on… Continue reading Suspicious Circumstances – exhibition

Dale Vince, OBE

If you haven’t heard of Dale Vince, below is a very brief summary, which, if you know me at all, may well explain why he is the perfect subject choice for me.

Turning Point

Earlier in the year, during lockdown I made a painting that I felt was a turning point. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something unlocked in me – a joy in the act of painting that I don’t think I have really known before.

The Scientific Impact of Colour

This post looks at how human vision has evolved and the different wavelengths of different colours. It shows both the biology and the psychology of colours and the impact on humans.  How Humans have Evolved to see Colour It is only in the past decade that scientists have discovered how our vision has evolved by tracing back… Continue reading The Scientific Impact of Colour

The humble NHS portrait

A month ago today I put out a request on Facebook and Instagram for NHS workers to come forward for a free portrait.

Lockdown Drag Photoshoot

I am very lucky having such an amazing family to photograph.  Well, one of them anyway.  For those who haven’t already – meet the wonderful, Vince Ugly.  

Saturday afternoon art classes

I have started running Saturday afternoon classes near Stroud via Air BnB experiences.  For me it’s all about using reclaimed materials.  A class currently costs £27 per person inclusive of all materials, equipment and refreshments.  Here is more about what to expect! ABOUT THE CLASS You’ll be welcomed to the workshop with a hot or… Continue reading Saturday afternoon art classes