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.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Into the Light

I was delighted to attend the Ashburton Art Society exhibition opening this evening. As usual this exhibition features work of great diversity and a very high standard. I was honored to receive the Kath von Tunzelmann Memorial Watercolour award for my painting "Into the Light". I have to say I find the beauty of these flowers,  as they emerge out of darkness into the light, truly inspirational and a great, if challenging, subject to paint. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Actually even though it felt like mid-summer today the summer is  winding to a close. Where is the year going? So much to do and not enough time to do it all. This watercolour painting is another view in my garden. I enjoyed toying with a slightly different palette.