Dragonfly Print

A nice start to the year has been a commission for a Dragonfly image. It's great to get back into drawing and painting again. The drawing alongside others has been used to produce a design for a Giclee print. The possibilities to develop elements of this into a wallpaper and fabric design are up next...watch out for more to come!

British Art Show 8

Great exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery #BAS8. I feel well fed after visiting! Looking forward to popping back for more. Brilliantly curated show. Some pics below of the work I was particularly drawn to, Performance today by Anthea Hamilton: Ant Farms, Sea Paintings: Jessica Warboys, Leaves 2015: sculptures by Magali Reus Consider it a valid job: Ciara Phillips, Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes 2015, Linder. I was mesmerized by Mikhail Karikis, Children of Uniquiet 2013-14 #inspired #artistonthefringe #southampton 

Mottisfont at Christmas!

A lovely time had with family visiting Mottisfont Abbey today. A great Scrooge trail for the kids to follow and a beautiful winter (ish) walk around the gardens with quite a few buds appearing! Again drawn to the stark, haunting and beautiful appearance of the trees, their branches, the views, the land and the beautiful house showcasing its stone, distress, texture and heritage!


Painting this wkd for @ccwinch #ccwokefield

I was invited to paint for Winchester, Christchurch during their conference at Wokefield Park, Reading. A fantastic, inspiring weekend of 'tasting and seeing'. The painting was done in stages at various points throughout the weekend.

Friday evening. Inspiration: Isaiah 43:1 "...Do not fear for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you..."

Friday evening. Inspiration: Isaiah 43:1 "...Do not fear for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you..."

Saturday morning...

Saturday morning...

Saturday afternoon, stencilling tree

Saturday afternoon, stencilling tree

Saturday afternoon, tree and anchor

Saturday afternoon, tree and anchor

Sunday morning

Sunday morning

40dayscreative

Inspired by Lauren Dawson and #40dayscreative although a little late, I'm aiming to contribute a sketch, painting, drawing or photograph and generally embrace a bit of creativity intentionally every day for 40 days! Despite designing and creating being my work, each day can get caught up with administration duties and looking after my children! So even if it's a splash of paint for a day, I'll be on a mission... posts will be here, my Facebook page, Instagram and Creativefor40days so there's no escape :)

'Treasure Within' #40dayscreative

'Treasure Within' #40dayscreative

#Iris #drawing #tobefinished #40dayscreative

#Iris #drawing #tobefinished #40dayscreative

'Making a start' #40dayscreative

'Making a start' #40dayscreative

'Standing on the rock' #40dayscreative 

'Standing on the rock' #40dayscreative 

'Captured by creation'  #40dayscreative #hengistburyhead #coldwalks

'Captured by creation'  #40dayscreative #hengistburyhead #coldwalks