Friday 4 September 2015

Latest watercolour

It is starting to get cooler here in Wales, not that it got very hot at all this summer! Still, I love autumn and winter and last night we had the log burner on for the first time in months. Here is my latest watercolour "Winter 1" it is 20x20cm, it is one of a series of "wood" paintings I am working on, inspired by our little part of Wales. Have a great weekend!

Monday 10 August 2015

Open Studio

I am taking part in the Ceredigion Art Trail 2015 which takes place during 22-31 August. My studio will be open 25-31 August. Do pop in if you are in the area.

Here are a couple of new works which will be on view.

Sunday 31 May 2015

A New Etsy Shop

I have recently opened an Etsy shop to sell my work. Please consider browsing for yourself or for presents for art lovers. The painting above is a mini 8x8, it was recently sold to a collector who named it "Amanda". Here is my shop link: 

Friday 10 April 2015

Latest work

Spring has sprung in Wales, the sun has been shining and it has been surprisingly warm which is just lovely :-) I thought I would share a couple of new pieces in one of my favorite formats - small and square. I have always encouraged people to own art - original art, direct from the artist - and these little gems sell out at my workshops.

Happy spring!

Spring 1, watercolour, 8x8cm

Spring 2, watercolour, 8 x 8cm

Thursday 19 March 2015

Latest news

I am very much aware that this blog has not received much attention from me lately and for that I apologise. 2014 was rather overshadowed by our move to Wales which took the whole of 2014 to happen what with 3 sale chains falling through and the stress created having a major effect on me. However, our move finally happened at the end of January and we are now living in beautiful rural Wales.

I have a lovely large studio here and will be able to offer opportunities for you to come and paint with me. I am also going back to Sweden in August and to France in September for workshops - please see my website for details.

Last year I had the opportunity of being trained by Golden Artist Colors and I am now a certified Golden Artist Educator. I am really enjoying experimenting with the array of Golden Mediums and luscious acrylic paint, it really is like being a kid in a sweetshop!

Over the next few months I shall be painting to my hearts content, getting ready for the annual Ceredigion Art Trail that takes place in August when my studio will be open to visitors. I will also endeavor to update this blog a little more often!

Here are a couple of my most recent available works, they are all minis at 8x8cm :

Saturday 14 June 2014


I have just returned from the beautiful Aquarelle Centre, Dalarna, Sweden after giving a very successful workshop. The centre and surroundings were perfect, situated in the middle of a pine forest and leading down to a crystal clear lake. Accommodation was comfortable and all food was delicious. A light and airy studio with lake views was the location of the workshop. My way of painting is, shall we say, a little different to traditional watercolour techniques and my workshops are challenging to begin with, however, I believe a challenge is important and the participants are always delighted with the progress made from day 1 to day 5 and I always feel so proud to have taught them - it never ceases to amaze me how I can help bring out the inner artist in my students! I thought I would share a few pictures with you from my time there. I will be returning to Dalarna in August 2015. For now, at the end of the month I am heading off to Norway again for some more workshop fun and then home for a workshop in Devon. See you soon! Ax

 view from the lake up to the house

 the studio

 my group of lovely girls and my hosts

lake view

lake view

 view from my room

 wild lupins grow along the roadside everywhere

Flora 32, painted in Sweden

Tuesday 18 February 2014

I am delighted to announce that I will be doing a workshop in beautiful Norway! 26-29 June 2014. Come and join me for some watercolour/mixed media fun! Bookings and information via their website

Thursday 19 December 2013

I would like to wish all my blog followers a very happy christmas. Thank you all for your support during 2013 and heres to 2014!!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Sweden Workshop - 4-8 June 2014

I am excited to announce my first workshop in Sweden! 4-8 June 2014 at the beautiful Akvarellcenter i Dalarna. Details will be added to their site shortly. For further information contact Maria Ginzburg via the website.

Friday 13 September 2013

Watercolour workshop in Australia!

AUSTRALIA WORKSHOPS OCTOBER 2013 - I am excited to share the flyer for my upcoming workshops in Australia! I am looking forward to seeing you down under!

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Latest watercolour painting

This is a recently finished landscape. I do not do many landscapes as I am not the best painter of buildings! However, I was recently challenged to paint some landscapes and I also posted a small landscape painting I did a couple of years ago which received some favourable feedback from my followers on facebook . So, I decided to come out of my comfort zone (florals/abstract) and have a go at some little landscapes using the techniques I use for my other paintings. I am quite pleased with the results and will certainly be doing a few more. I hope you like it.

Monday 26 August 2013

Sunday 11 August 2013

Watercolour and Gouache painting

Really enjoyed painting this one in watercolour and gouache, I love the delicate feel to it. Hope you are having a good weekend!

Sunday 28 July 2013

Watercolour, Orchid 2

This is one of my latest watercolours, Orchid 2, 23x32cm, I love the colours in this one!

Friday 24 May 2013

Watercolour batik workshop 1/6/13

Today I started to prepare for my 1/6/13 watercolour batik workshop. What shall we paint? I have so many gorgeous subjects, maybe these sunny daffodils blooming in my garden (even without the sun!)......

Friday 3 May 2013

Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2013

Really happy that my painting Zebra Print Dress has been selected by the Society of Women Artists for their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, to be held 27 June to 6 July 2013. 

Saturday 27 April 2013

Watercolour/Mixed Media Workshop 
Saturday 4 May 2013

Looking forward to seeing you on the workshop, still places available if you would like to come along.

Thursday 14 March 2013

Watercolour demonstration

This is a recent demonstration piece, watercolour, 25x20cm, using my favourite bright colours :-)

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Watercolour Mixed Media Workshop

I had a great time teaching a lovely group of ladies on Saturday. It was my watercolour mixed media workshop and this is my demo piece. I have had some amazing feedback from the attendees and am happy that they have all said they learnt some great techniques that will help them take their own work further. My next mixed media workshop will be on Saturday 4 May 2013.

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Latest painting - acrylic on canvas

This is my latest painting, bouquet1, 15.5 x 15.5 inches, it is acrylic on canvas. I have been working in acrylic a fair bit lately and am loving the results. I am doing an art fair at the end of the month so am working towards that at the moment. I hope you like this one.