May 2024

Over the first bank holiday weekend in May, I took art at an arts and crafts fair at RHS Garden Wisley run by Craft in Focus. The event was from Thursday to Monday, but sadly half the footfall of previous years. Bad weather plus the continuing roadworks didn’t help. As well as my paintings, prints…

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February

Work wise I seem to have done little recently. However, I have decided to paint a series on woodland paths this year. So now it is time to find good images to use and consider composition and colour. As usual I expect to work in a variety of media – I have one already half…

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September to December

I have been neglecting my posts on y website! So what have I been doing – we did try to sell the house only our buyer pulled out, so back to winter maintenance and maybe wait another year. The studio has been better organised using the space more efficiently, some stuff went to the tip,…

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June, July & August

The Spring months have been full working on items to go to a gift shop in Tavistock – Heather Jane & Co. Small home accessories decorated with tradition fairy story images including trinket boxes and pencil holders. July saw the Frome Open Art Trail as part of the annual Frome Festival. Lots of artists in…

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April

Somehow it feels as if I have done little so far this year as I look back over my photos and dairy. However, I have been working behind the scenes on the Frome Open Art Trail as Events Coordinator. Now the brochure is about to go to print with 75 artists in and around Frome…

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November

November has been a busy month! I started with the Cam Valley Art Trail at Camerton Village Hall. Sadly for all of us participating the footfall was low and not many sales took place. However, we enjoyed being out at an Arts & Craft Trail and meeting fellow artists and visitors. Having prepared for the…

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October

Recently I have been working on a series of ‘Spaces Between’ looking in particular at tree branches, buds and blossom. Many were taken from walks around Frome during lockdown. How often we watch where our feet go or admire the views, so it has been a delight to look at the branches and appreciate the…

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September

Autumn is making its gradual way into the garden with much pruning to do and leaves starting to turn and fall. Meanwhile, I am taking part in the Somerset Open Studios until the start of October. Sarah Truscott has opened her conservatory and garden to Viv Meadows and myself to use for the event, while…

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July & August

July brought the Frome Open Art Trail which went well with 50 artists in 21 venues with lots of visitors and sales. Along with Kate Westcott in my venue at home we enjoyed talking to our visitors and happily both made some sales! ‘Twisted Tree’ Biddulph One of my smallest paintings which sold and has…

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June

The last month has been busy with painting, meeting up with friends, admin and prep for the Frome Open Art Trail. My stay with Jackie near Falmouth was a mixture of rest and art residency. I was encouraged to take different approaches to my work, including using large pieces of lining paper and plein air…

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