Woodland Accordion Book

Woodland Accordion Book

In late winter and maybe two months into our longest lockdown, I finished my first Woodland Accordion Book. I don’t finish sketchbooks very often, mainly because I have so many on the go at once. I go from one to the other depending on the subject, materials and scale...
Tabletop Studio

Tabletop Studio

First inky layers on gessoed pages I am very lucky to have a studio away from home where I can create larger pieces and make as much mess. One thing though – it is freezing in winter. So, it was not too much of a sacrifice to work from home during the months of...
Drawn to Trees

Drawn to Trees

Moleskine and Blackwing Pencil sketch As the weather warmed up, I began taking my sketchbook and my favourite pencil and doing a quick(ish) drawing each time I walked there. I have drawn outside with all sorts of materials in the past, but time and time again I come...
A New Pathway

A New Pathway

Winter trees – haunting guardians It has been a joy to explore the small area of woodland when I could only venture a short way from home due to lockdown and physical restrictions. Walking there a few times a week, it is a corner of our area that is so beautiful...
Walking Through Lockdown

Walking Through Lockdown

Pathway through the woodland When we moved to Northumberland four and half years ago our hearts led us to the sea. Every day out and small adventure was to the coast. The beautiful beaches and harbour villages. On other days we explored castles and coffee shops.  We...
New Studio!!

New Studio!!

  The Old Bath House Studios – back in the warmer months!   The last few months have been a whirlwind of creating my newest online course Gathering the Landscape which involved lots of filming sketching outdoors in and around our unpredictable British...
Making progress – Working on unfinished paintings

Making progress – Working on unfinished paintings

I make lots and lots of ‘starts’ when painting. I love having lots of in-progress pieces around my studio and having lots of options as to what to work with on any given day. I have worked like this for a while but I find that it particularly suits my main mediums of...
Relics of departed days – Process of a painting

Relics of departed days – Process of a painting

I don’t expect to be blogging in such detail about every single piece of art I create (that could get a little boring right?) But every so often a painting leads me on a twisty turny path and it is interesting for me to look back at the stages that went before. I have...
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