Tuesday, 14 October 2014

LimeSky Studios workshop

On Sunday 12th October I ran a workshop at LimeSky, near Lichfield, based on my "Moonfleet" series of pictures.  It was a wonderful day - very rewarding and great fun.  On 16th November I've been asked to do another workshop, this time on upcycling!!  Can't wait.

Monday, 14 July 2014

A huge thank you!

Thank you to all those who visited me at Ragley Gallery as part of Warwickshire Open Studios.  It was an amazing few weeks - I was in the company of some very accomplished artists and met so many lovely people.  I am now having a short break, then I start work on a couple of commissions - a silk lap quilt with a seashore theme, and some foiled script panels.  I sold two of my boat pictures and the remaining three have sailed home safely!

Your comments and feedback are much appreciated.  Watch this space, or view my Facebook page, to find out what I'm up to.

Kind Regards,


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Warwickshire Open Studios 2014

What a great opening weekend at Ragley Gallery in the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall, near Alcester.  I've now met all but one of the other 12 artists and the whole event is really inspiring.

Here's the menu ...............

The brochure for Ragley Gallery .....

And two of my little boats - "Moonfleet" series ....

Back to Ragley for our late night opening and hog-roast on Thursday afternoon, then I'll be there all weekend.  Think history, think landscaped gardens, think sheep, peacocks and horses - you get the picture!  Add in a little tea and cake - perfection.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Fighting back

I'm struggling to get out of a dark pit at the moment, so bear with me.  However I have been doing a little bit of SOMETHING (however small) each day.  Today I have been painting bondaweb with a view to completing some mixed media pieces for the Warwickshire Open Studios event.  Actually doing something, anything, is so helpful, I find.
Had a great day out with my sister at Malvern on Saturday and that boosted my mood too.

Monday, 24 March 2014


I bought some barkcloth pieces from Bobbie Britnell on Saturday and have been experimenting. 
 Some printing to start with, which I plan to stitch into and couch - after cutting up and repiecing ?!?! The uneven surface adds texture to printing but would not be ideal for very detailed work.
Watch this space ......

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Open Studios 2014

Great news - I have been invited to take part in Warwickshire Open Studios again this summer and will be at Ragley Hall Gallery and Studios near Alcester.  It's a stately home in lovely grounds with woodland walks, tearoom, adventure playground and so much to see and do.  The gallery is in an old stable block and is run by Dawn Harris.  There will be about 9 artists during the fortnight, so I think we'll have some fun.  More details later ....

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The "R" word

I've gone and done it - I am no longer a wage slave.  How scary it feels at the moment.  Who knows what lies ahead?  Wish me luck, dear fellow-bloggers!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014