The Somerset Open Studios in September with Sarah Truscott and Viv Meadows was a quiet event though we did have a few welcome visitors and some sales.

During most of October the builders came to put in a new kitchen after I had painted all the free-standing dressers and cupboards in yellow and white. After which the decorator arrived to paint the kitchen and our bedroom while I painted part of the downstairs. Still some things to finish off including making a pair of curtains.

With the November Contemporary Art Fair and the Bath Art Fair postponed to 2021, I decided to concentrate on the house and garden. Of course, I’ve still been in the studio, painting the next tapestry for my mother to do, as well as working up 2 installations for an Advent Calendar display in Greening the EARTh Gallery, Wincanton.

Close Up

In April I will be joining the Artists303 in the postponed exhibition ‘Close Up’ at Ilminster Arts Centre. So I have been working on a few ideas for paintings based on reflections in rivers and lakes.

This is the start of a small painting in acrylic on paper. Ferns unfolding on mossy rocks, from Biddulph gardens in Staffordshire.

My annual calendar is now available for sale mainly featuring a selection of landscape paintings. £8.50 + p&p.

My next Workshop will be my first online to the Petersfield Arts and Craft Society. I will be talking about the use of oil pastels and how to do a variety of techniques. So we will have some fun cross-hatching and blending!

Then in early December I will be online again discussing Colour Theory with the Leighton Buzzard Art Society.