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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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Oare, from Oare Hill, May 2017

I’ve spent a great deal of time in this tiny Wiltshire hamlet. Back when it had a post office, my sister and I would go through the dark black door to the sound of a bell, and, after choosing our chocolate, be dismissed with a […]

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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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Ridgeway January 2017

This ancient trackway starts life just off the A4  fairly near to Avebury and follows the high-line of the downs for hundreds of miles. Here are three different translations from the same spot. As I sat here and painted, I was ‘serenaded’ by a old […]

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‘Trees’ 5th January 2017

This one almost defeated me. I struggled with it out in the open and then bashed it around in the studio until it finally succumbed! Sometimes you have to work just a little bit harder for what you want! ‘Trees’ 5th January 2017 Acrylic on […]

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