Fun with my sketchbook

Away from my studio for a few days, so I have broken out a new concertina sketchbook to fill up with sketches. I did this last year for the first time and found it immensely satisfying to record the local area in light fun sketches instead of endless photographs (which to be fair, I stillContinue reading “Fun with my sketchbook”

Considering….

I am busy at the moment, planning a new series of work based on Portsmouth Harbour and specifically the area around Forton Lake and the old buildings in Priddy’s Hard. This area is endlessly fascinating to me and often the object of my photography but coming up with a series of abstract paintings is anotherContinue reading “Considering….”

Texture, pattern and gradient….

Whilst I just love to go into my studio and just paint madly, I have spent the last couple of years really getting underneath the hood and learning the basics. I have done some fabulous courses and I have at least two more planned for this year! At the moment I am just finishing offContinue reading “Texture, pattern and gradient….”

Layers of time – a new series of work

After many years of using different genre, tools and media to express what I was feeling I have found a practice I love.   I have painted abstractly for some time but was still dissatisfied with the results, partly because I found the process too quick to feel I had truly contributed to the work.    BeforeContinue reading “Layers of time – a new series of work”

Dorset beauty

On a break in Dorset, I am enjoying digging my camera out again. It’s been a while since I did some mindful photography and I am pleased with the results from yesterday. A glorious day on the cliffs, I just tuned into what attracted my attention the most – turns out it was old, ruggedContinue reading “Dorset beauty”

Exciting beginings

I’ve spent lockdowns doing a variety of online art courses with amazing tutors who ordinarily I would not be able to visit. I have really relished learning new techniques and honing my skills so that the next generation of my work is fresh and authentically me. Here is my latest triptych, one is finished butContinue reading “Exciting beginings”

I’ve been Inside……

I have just come back from an extraordinary exhibition in Portsmouth by renouned street artist My Dog Sighs. The artist has spent the pandemic developing a whole world for his characters, especially his quiet little voices, who come to life, in many forms and have their own language and environment. The location for the exibitionContinue reading “I’ve been Inside……”

Hand-drawn map of Gosport

I was just reminded that it was two years ago that I drew this map of Gosport when a new art gallery (Yellow Edge) was opening in the town. There was a perception from visitors from Portsmouth that Gosport was “too far”, so I decided to show them that the gallery was a simple walkContinue reading “Hand-drawn map of Gosport”