All the Little Things

Stoodley Pike Painting

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This week I finished my painting of Stoodley Pike. It began life in one of my classes, where I was teaching landscape painting. The photograph kindly supplied by my student! I loved the mist in the photograph and the foliage framing it. I carried on in spots and spurts, layering colours, looking for shadows in the mist. It took a while to get the pink fresh looking while still blended with the blue! I have a competition to win a print of my painting on my Instagram and Facebook pages. All you need to do is suggest a title and...

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In the Springtime..

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So along with people who have bought summer seating, spring clothes and barbecues, I have probably contributed to the snow this week as I decided at the beginning I would write a blog about my Spring paintings.. About this time last year when lockdown was all weird and new, the sun came out. I remember delivering local orders; walking paths I had never trodden with my phone in hand, optimistically following arrows. The woods were full of blue..  At the same time I was commissioned to paint some bluebell woods. It was such a lovely painting to do for the...

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Screen printing

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I have been really focussed on my painting lately, so I thought it would be nice to look back on some of my screen prints. Screen printing was my first love. At Edinburgh College of Art I was always in the print room. The print department was really inspiring there and because I studied illustration the focus on taking your drawings to print was very strong.  I remember walking down the corridors to the print room clutching my fragile lined drawings and the technician; Ronnie telling me they were too delicate for screen printing. I was always very drawing rather...

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My studio

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I am easing back into working in my studio. I feel so blessed to have it; the windows are amazing. Obviously with lockdown it felt better to work at home, because I have a desk there and don't need much else. But I had a few collections to be there for, so I am enjoying the light, the blossom outside my window and the goldfinches at my bird feeder!  I have been in the studio about six years I think! It came about because I was looking for a place to teach my art classes. I knew the amazing Hannah Nunn...

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Interior Design Masters

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I never knew when I painted this; that it would take on a life of its own. Last year I got a call from an interior designer explaining that she was currently filming Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr and would like to use one of my paintings in her design scheme. It was for a restaurant in my hometown; Chapter 17. I was flattered to be asked and Lynsey (Lynsey Ford Designs) was really lovely to work with. The process and end result can be seen on this episode. It is such a beautiful space and I can't wait to go and...

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