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Poetry and painting – finding moments of joy

I’m excited to share with you that I’m putting the finishing touches to a series of nine paintings called “Flying Low,” inspired by some beautiful words by the poet Mary Oliver: “Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word. I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I’m taking the day off. Quiet as a feather. I hardly move though really I’m traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.” Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings. I made most of the pieces in this series, during the coronavirus crisis. With so many going through such worrying and difficult times, I tried to keep positive and focus on …

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What inspires you?

This is the question I get asked more than any other about my painting. It’s not an easy one to answer as inspiration comes from everywhere: lines in the landscape, peeling posters on a building, the colour palette in a cushion, the curve of  a beautiful handmade pot. Or an idea, such as joy or …

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Fall in love with art

Valentine’s Day shopping can be stressful. Anyone can give flowers and chocolates but if you want to give a memorable gift, it can be tricky to find just the right thing. Flowers die and chocolates get eaten, but art lasts forever!  A limited edition print could be the answer. It will still be around to …

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Summer stars

It’s been a very busy ol’ time lately. In June I took part in my first open studios, joining 300+ other artists showing their work in Warwickshire. A huge thank you to everyone that came to visit my stand at Market Hall Museum, Warwick to look at art, talk about art, and buy art! I …

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A point of view

This month I’ve been taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios at Warwick Museum. One of the fascinating things about creating something for people to look at, is taking a step back and watching them look at it. People get in close, discuss the painting, some even touch the surface. I overhear snippets of conversation about what the …

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Save the date!

I can hardly believe it’s nearly time for my first Open Studio, but here we are!  I’ll be showing my work in Market Hall Museum, Market Place, Warwick from 10am-5pm, on Saturday 15th, Saturday 22nd, and Saturday 29th June. I’m delighted to be exhibiting lots of new paintings, and some limited edition prints. Here’s a …

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