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Local shapes, seasonal colours

It’s been a busy few months, what with ‘Ancient Landscapes: New Lines’ in Corsham and the City Arts Newbury exhibitions. I’ve been doing more sketching and ‘small scale’ painting in between the shows: watching the season change and the colours darken into summer. Dare I […]

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When I am painting…

When I am painting I am connected to all things. I feel the ground beneath me; the sky above me and the land spreading out around me on all sides. I hear the birds and insects. I feel the air moving around my body and […]

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Ancient Landscapes: New Lines

Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I left full-time work in June 2016 to pursue my life-long ambition of becoming an artist. Since I was a child, I have always pictured myself as a painter: locked away […]

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Colours in the mist

I’m always surprised how much colour is around  in nature, even on the dullest of days. These are a selection of images on paper from a walk in Wiltshire this morning. It was dank and a little wet, but there were plenty of amazing colours […]

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Experimenting…

I did some experimenting while on a short walk the other day, using the mud, water, grass and ‘found’ objects to make a picture. It was an interesting experiment: I enjoyed making marks on the paper, but as soon as I wanted some colour, or […]

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New week, new approach.

Building on last week’s adjustments to how I react during the process of painting, I’ve been working on a large landscape in the studio. I’ve used the last paintings as reference and then taken the image a step further to allow its presence to come […]

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Enjoying the results of letting go

I’ve spent the morning in the Avebury World Heritage landscape enjoying the sun, listening to both my inner critic and the ‘other’ and allowing myself to let go. It’s difficult to paint REALLY freely in public, especially when you enjoy the paint so much you […]

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Struggle

A bit of experimentation, and a lot of artistic licence! I’m feeling a bit challenged by the enormity of the exhibition coming up. In fact, I’m in a constant state of self-doubt and worry. There are so many amazing artists out there that I just […]

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Battling with this one

Ok, so this one is not ‘finished’ but I need to get this giant landscape ‘out there’ so that I can get it out off my head. I’ll come back to it and re-post when I consider it ‘done’. Landscape, 120 x 100 cm, Feb […]

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February Studies of Space

I’m moving more towards my exhibition in the summer (Corsham Arts Centre – more to follow on that!). I’m preparing more drawings and feeling more intimately about the sense of space, shape, colour and movement in our landscape in Wiltshire. Here are a few studies […]

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