Thursday, November 12, 2015


"Heart to Heart"-charcoal drawing.
Trust does not come at once but is built up gradually. Once established it is deep and enduring. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Pink Hat

She captivated my attention at the A&P show - the pink hat and the grey coat. Oil on canvas.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Portrait of a girl - charcoal on paper. Nice to get some work completed in between efforts to tame the garden this summer. So good to enjoy the coolness of my studio as the temperature soars outside.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid - Conversation

My plan at the beginning of the year was to be more consistent with my blog posts but it seems that has fallen by the way. I really cannot believe how fast the year has disappeared and how few posts I have actually made! For the last two years I have struggled with a shoulder injury which seriously hindered my creative output but I am happy to report that although not completely pain-free, I am experiencing increased mobility of my painting arm and hope to produce more beautiful works of art.
I love working in charcoal and am particularly drawn to the human face, especially the character-filled faces of those in advanced years. Thanks to David Kassan who has introduced me to pan pastels - a far less time consuming process than the charcoal powder which I have used until now. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

"I Wish..."

Children are such delightful subjects especially when they are engrossed in their own world. As a child I remember blowing the dandilion seed-head and making a wish. This little boy could well be doing the same. I wonder what he is wishing for.
Watercolour on Arches paper. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Summer Love

"Summer Love" - oil on canvas - off to its new home today. I painted this from the old rose "Albertine" which used to ramble over an old shed in my garden in a profusion of exquisite and delicately scented blossoms. Sadly it had to make way for renovations, and although struggling in its new location, I am quietly hopeful that it may one day return to its former glory. Thanks for looking and commenting.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Coming At Ya

Latest from the drawing board is this charcoal drawing of a beautiful Friesian horse -what magnificent creatures! I am captivated by their beauty, and very much enjoyed the process of making this girl leap out of the paper. And how fitting to portray her in this medium as these horses are always jet black. Thanks for looking.