A few months ago on a gloriously hot spring day I went with a friend to Pitt Mill in Watchet, Somerset. I had heard about Two Rivers Paper on the internet and covetously read enticing descriptions about its magical properties: its double sizing, its rough deckle edges and its content of cotton linters and linen. But for a while I balked at the slightly more … Continue reading Two Rivers Paper – a handmade dream
LONG HARD WINTER After a long 4 wintry months of recovery from a full hysterectomy and then the disruption of Beast from the East – I am finally emerging from my hibernation and getting a wiggle on artwise. The above blue bottle still life was what I painted for a new watercolour group at Chapel Cottage Studio this week. We used this limited palette of … Continue reading What’s New in the Studio this Month
Adorable Nursery Animal Art For the animal loving parent who would add some natural charm to their child’s nursery may I present my top 6 best-selling critters! I painted the originals in watercolour and loved capturing their antics and moods. The archival prints that I make based on very high resolution scans of the original watercolours are archival and will not fade for decades. I … Continue reading 6 of the Best Nursery Animal Prints
“None of the Crazy you get from too much Choice” – Joni Mitchell Personally I find when I have too many options at my disposal – be it in choice of types of peanut butter at the supermarket or brands of watercolour tube paints – I get overwhelmed and eventually debilitated and finally dissatisfied. WHY? Because you cannot have everything and knowing all of those … Continue reading Too Much Choice Making You Miserable?
This last 2 weeks I have drastically overhauled my YouTube channel. This pesky job has been 2 years in the waiting and now – as I recovery from surgery – I have the time to concentrate on it! It has been a huge relief to get all my images looking uniform with my signature purple strip and name in white. This makes it easier for … Continue reading Watercolour Tutorials on Youtube
I was recently asked to paint some swans by a lovely lady for her new to be baby daughter’s nursery. She had already bought work off me back in 2014 for her first born and I was flattered that she came back for more of my art for such a special occasion. I researched swans and then created my own images from them. The work … Continue reading Watercolour Swans
Happy 2018 to my readers! After having a full hysterectomy on 16th November I’ve obviously been laid pretty low and had to take things very, very slowly indeed. But now things are easing up a bit pain and discomfort wise and so I am doing what I can to get ready for my weekly classes which start again in Pontypridd on March 2nd. It is … Continue reading First 2018 Bustle from the Studio