For the first time I will be throwing open the doors to my Stroud studio (which is a bit more “car body workshop” than art studio) to show over 50 pieces of art. Come and visit on 11-12 & 18-19 May 2019. I will be there to answer your questions between 10:00 and 17:00 (19:00… Continue reading Open Studio Dates Announced
Having seen my hot S-Type Jaguar and a respray I did of a friend’s motorbike fuel tank, a local biker got in touch with a very special request.
When I finished the Jaguar project I told myself next time I painted fire, I wanted to go for the classic hot rod flame job, rather than free-hand organic kind. I hadn’t realised the opportunity would arise so quickly.
When the tank, mud guard and rear fender arrived, it had the original black paint on it, but had been crudely embellished with white vinyl, that hadn’t really weathered very well. Worse, when I removed the vinyl, it had clearly been cut to shape after it had been laid on the bodywork – the person who did it had sliced straight into the paintwork, drawing the flame outline with a blade.
Once the vinyl was removed the paintwork had to be flatted back…
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Caroline describes transforming a 18 year old Jaguar into the car of her dreams. via Making the S-Type Jag Roar! — Cheetah Custom Cars
Make a placard, wear a funny t-shirt, knit yourself a vagina hat, listen to some amazing music, watch dancing, dance yourself, look at and/or buy some art. However you want to take part – please come along to Stroud on 14th October and help us raise money to end female genital cutting. Saturday 14th October… Continue reading Nasty Women Stroud – important event
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I met Jack Lewis when I first moved to Stroud in 2015. He was a wonderful talker and told great stories of his childhood in Stroud, I warmed to him straight away. Jack was born in Stroud in 1936 and went to Wycliffe School in the town, and although he stayed in…
“Weird and Wonderful” the local newspaper called it. This is the exhibition that sneaked up on a small town and helped launch its annual arts festival in style. The creators of this show are a modest, unassuming bunch who usually work in the shadows of another, let’s be honest, more famous artist. Unused to the limelight… Continue reading STAFF ONLY Exhibition Review – Stroud
Caz is the alter-ego of artist Caroline Jaine. Caz makes site-specific street art and Caroline Jaine makes paintings of her work. In her first venture she stays close to home and celebrate Stroud’s bee guardianship status on the window of a building in the centre of town (the same building is used to host Caz’s… Continue reading Who is Caz?
I’ve been looking through old sketchbooks and notebooks lately. I’m sad that I don’t really keep an active sketchbook these days, but I’m very pleased that I did in the past – especially as a young woman. Here a self portrait made in Israel aged about 21, having recently lost my first husband. To say… Continue reading The diary of an artist: Israel 1991
I wanted to share with you my recently finished portrait of John Pat O’Reilly – an Irish soldier who was killed on the Somme in 1916 (more about his life here https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3312649). So often when we think about the contribution of soldiers allied with Britain during WWI we think of the tremendous Indian and African… Continue reading Pat O’Reilly – forgotten hero of the first world war