Thoughts and Updates Blog

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Loving animals has finally done it - vegan diet


Well, my oldest son has been vegan for a number of months. I thought ... vegetarian, yes, I can do that. But what about cheese and eggs. After watching a video I no longer needed to ask. ...more

Strange Times


I have not painted much for myself during these COVID times, I lack the pressure I think. ...more

Unexpected Pleasures


Despite COVID causing havoc with plans I have found unexpected pleasures within the mess... ...more

2020 - A Year unlike any other


A joyous Christmas image & how 2020 is developing into something like a slow moving horror movie ...more



Everyone loves cats (well almost) and we're no different. ...more

Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by!


2019 is exciting but also rather ominous with the current political upheaval. So I'm cautiously optimistic. ...more

Preview of the Society of Women Artists 2018


Such an amazing experience to be part of it and meeting a real life princess ...more

Upcoming exhibition and new work in progress


As the date is getting nearer I'm getting very excited and almost got artist's block - but I have started a new painting ...more

SWA Exhibition 2018


I can't believe it quite yet but one of my paintings will be part of this - opens on 25th September in the Mall Galleries ...more

Long-listed by the Society of Women Artists (SWA)


Hopes to be exhibited in the Mall Galleries in London ...more

Interview with Jackson's Art Blog


My proudest moment yet in my painting career. Please click on the link below, read and feel free to comment. ...more

Jackson's Open Painting Prize


Long-listed on a major art competition ...more

Merry Christmas and a happy 2017


Wishing all my followers and customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. ...more

Current Exhibition in All Saints Studio in St Albans


I'm exhibiting this weekend only in St Albans - please come and visit!

Working from the head


Painting from the head is liberating! ...more

New Directions


This one was such a wonderful experience. It was so so far away from previous work, yet the feedback on it was wonderful. ...more

Patchings Art Festival - Celebrations are due this year!


I have made it into Patchings Leisure Painting Artist's annual exhibition - Am beyond delighted! ...more

Artist Block and Procrastination


Why sometimes painting loses its joy ...more

Summery thoughts as Spring keeps us waiting


I thought of summer and painted sunshine. ...more

And now for something completely different


Landscapes, portraits - anything but chickens ...more



Portrait of a person ...more

First Commission in 2016 and what a joy it was


I know I promised less chickens this year but could not pass on this one ...more

2016 is here


First Blog in the New Year - Pastels and plans to move forward ...more

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


Wishing you all a very happy holiday season and a great 2016. Thanks very much for dropping by and viewing my artwork. Hope to see you all next year!