Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday Night Sketch
Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Summer Meadow III

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

Quote by John Milton

For me painting fills me with gratitude, the end result is a painting, but the process is the journey and oh, what a marvellous journey it is. 

Summer Meadow III
oil on oil paper 14cmc20cm

Friday, 24 October 2014

Summer Meadow

Summer Meadow II
Oil on oil paper 20cmx 14cm
This is a most welcome change from my usual fruit and flowers.
I think I might stay with this subject for a while.  :  )

I hope  my fellow artists are well, I really enjoy looking at all your paintings. As always, thank you for  your comments and I wish you all many hours of happy
Summer Meadow
Oil on oil paper 20cmx14cm


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Within Reach

" Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

Quote by Mother Theresa

Within Reach
Oil on canvas board 4"x 4"

Monday, 20 October 2014

Peach Roses in Vintage Vase

I love picking up vases from charity shops and this one, I think was actually used to keep celery in.
These roses were a bargain and have separate petals of pink and peach, they're so beautiful I can't stop looking at them.
Peach Roses in Vintage Vase
Oil on wrapped canvas 8"x 8"

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Hi everyone, I know its been so long since I posted last. I have been very busy with many things, but the highlight has been my trip to the South of France. I am very lucky to have a wonderful friend who invited me to stay in her house and we spent the most amazing four days visiting places like Grimaldi Castle, Renoir's house, Matisse's Chapel, the famous La Colombe d'or in the village of St Paul de Vence.
The highlight for me has to be Renoir's house, seeing his studio with his easel was truly emotional. Although having said that, eating in La Colombe d'or was out of this world, being surrounded by original paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Andre' Derain, Bonnard, Chagall and many more is an experience I will never forget. Sitting down with great company and surrounded by master paintings, I felt full before even eating.

French Light
Oil on canvas board
I managed to paint one evening, things I found inside my friends house, because there was simply too much to see and too little time to go out to paint. I have taken many photos and hopefully I will have plenty of reference to work from. I won't bore you with too many of my holiday photos but here a select few.
Tana's Pansies
Oil on canvas board 8"x 8"

Heart of the French Riviera

Heart of the French Riviera

An art installation on the top of Grimaldi Castle in Cagnes-sur-Mer

A Picasso inside La Colombe d'or