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“Meles Meles” Exhibition

The word badger originally applied to the European badger (meles meles), hence the name chosen for this exhibition hosted by the A2 Gallery in Wells.  I am excited to be taking part in this group exhibition and save the date for Monday 8th July 6-8pm for the preview to which all are invited.  Please do…

The King

Kingfishers workshop: Firstly a huge thank you to the wonderful students for making the Kingfishers and Herons workshop so rewarding from a tutors perspective. To see everyone absorbed and keen to experiment with wet-in-wet watercolour was fabulous.  There was one image that I didn’t have time to demonstrate on the day and I did promise…

Fifty Bees

Exhibition I was thrilled to be able to take part in the third of this series of exhibitions organised by the very talented Lydia Needle. Lydia creates the most beautiful and accurately represented hand-stitched bees and each of the 50 artists taking part in the exhibition were each allocated a particular bee.  They then had…

Right said Fred

Last week I stayed at the beautiful Dundas Arms in Kintbury and my heart was stolen by a fellow guest,  the adorable Fred. Fred is a lurcher/saluki cross and was found by his new owner as an abandoned pup.  He had lost one of his front legs but this loss doesn’t seem to have lessened…

Pheasant action

    With just over a month to go before the shooting season starts at Bettws Hall, I have my sleeves rolled up and my brushes are flying. I am busy working on a new collection of shoot art that will be displayed amongst three lodges and will encompass both acrylics on canvas and framed…

Anyone for Tennis?

  Last year I delivered 5 large 2m portraits to the Queens Club for display in the Members Enclosure for the Championships. This year, Queens Club asked for a portrait of the winner to display alongside the others in the event this June – so in May I delivered a painting of Feliciano Lopez in…

The difference a week makes

  This time last week we were 15cm deep in snow and just seven days later we have lovely warm spring sunshine and the snow has completely disappeared.  I wonder how these delicate birds cope with our extremes. So this little blue tit is the latest addition to my website under the small paintings section….

Somerset Wildlife Trust Open Gardens

  Yesterday I visited The Hall at West Coker on a wonderful sunny spring morning to see the beautiful carpet of snowdrops and spring flowers in the grounds of the house. Somerset Wildlife Trust have planned a diary this year of wonderful open garden days with seasonal flowers to see. I am hoping to paint…

Nestling

Personally, I have always loved penguins.  Christmas and birthdays, I used to receive an array of gifts from penguin slippers to jumpers and games, fabulous!  Their family life is fascinating – the females leave the nestlings with Dad while they go in search of food and how they manage to find their family upon return,…

Polar Eyes

When we are visually bombarded on social media, it’s often easy to glance over posts and not really take in the detail.  However, recently I was completely stopped in my tracks with a video on Facebook of a polar bear, starving and struggling to find food where the ice had melted.  It was a stark…