Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Sketchbook Project 2018

I am taking part in The Sketchbook Project. It is my summer project so I plan to work on it whilst on holiday. Theme wise, I am drawn to either 'underwater' or 'tacos'. You can follow my progress here, on twitter and instagram over the next few weeks. My completed sketchbook will then join the permanent exhibition in Brooklyn Library, New York.   

Monday, 15 May 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017


I confess, my blog is suffering from neglect ... not helped by my current Instagram and crafting obsession.

Anyhoo, back to painting. I spent lots of time over the Easter Bank Holiday working on my new collection of ethereal coastal and rural landscape paintings. My website has also had an update and I am now selling my handmade wreaths online. Here is a sneak peek of the first painting in progress. Oil/mixed media on 200 x 200 mm canvas.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Current Exhibition

'Lost Forever' ethereal coastal landscape painting is currently being exhibited at Miss Annabel Dee* Gallery, Leigh on Sea.The Spring Open group exhibition runs until the end of June 2017.

Photo courtesy of Miss Annabel Dee*

Friday, 17 February 2017


I'm pleased to announce ... you can now purchase my paintings online through the fabulous ARTFINDER gallery.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year. New Goals.

Almost time to say cheerio to 2016 and welcome in 2017. For me, this is a time to reflect on my creative achievements (and failures) of the passing year and set myself some goals for the new year ahead.

In 2016, some of my best creative achievements were:
1. Supporting various charities by donating my work, eg: Stars on Canvas, WLAC, Turners and Loxley Painting Challenge, Twitter Art Exhibit plus Crafternoon.
2. Paintings exhibited at Beecroft Open, Annabel Dee* Gallery and Brentwood Art Trail.
3. Experimenting with different crafts - allowing me to inspire/tutor others at Craftastic craft group.

Goals for 2017:
1. Submit my paintings to new online art galleries and continue to raise my online profile.
2. 'Let go' of some old unsold work - and concentrate on a new collection of landscape paintings.
3. Continue to support charities and continue with Craftastic craft group.
4. Learn to crochet!

I'm not setting myself too many goals, but the ones I have will take time and effort. The main thing is to continue being creative and enjoy it!

So, as a new year awakens, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2017.

A x

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Kittens & Cats of Greece

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know my husband and I love both cats and visiting Greece. Whilst staying in various Greek destinations, we have met many lovely kittens and cats, some in need of extra care.

Cats are rarely kept as pets in Greece and so tend to live outdoors and scavenge for food. Whilst visiting Corfu, we heard about the Agni Animal Welfare Fund. This charity helps any unwell cat, providing medication as required. They provide food to feed the many strays, helping them survive the winter. They also implement an all important neutering programme.

With this in mind, the hubby and I have created a charity desk calendar featuring just some of the many Greek kittens and cats we have met. The calendars are only £2.50 each plus P&P and all funds are being donated to the Agni Animal Welfare Fund. So, please leave me a message below if you would like to purchase one (or two - a great Christmas gift!)