New Northumberland Exhibition and New Work

The last few months have gone by in a bit of a blur – but I have had the most wonderful time first of all preparing work for a brand new exhibition and then travelling to the West Coast of the USA to teach in Seattle and Portland. The images below are a wee...

Working with pastels – colour and dust

I am loving working with pastels at the moment. I have used them briefly at various points over the years but have a renewed interest and love for them now. I spent the day a week or so ago (where is the time going?) and worked quite large – concentrating on...

Let your own work inspire you.

I take a lot of photos of my work as I am creating it as I love to see how the paintings transform as the layers and marks go down. Sometimes the changes are unexpected and it feels like a very organic process. I mainly post them to instagram ( I am...

Inspiring Artists – Ana Maria Pacheco

Every so often I would like to introduce you to an artist that I find incredibly inspiring – you may already know of them but perhaps not and it is always great to discover new things! I only heard of Ana Maria Pacheco fairly recently when a tutor at a college...