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...
Taking time out of the studio

Taking time out of the studio

So, here I am – rocking up to my blog space like a long lost acquaintance. No apologies or guilt – that’s just boring and unnecessary. But the truth is, last year I embarked on a huge project* (a little more on that later) that just took up a HUGE amount...
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