All the Little Things

Winter walks and sketches

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Like most people in my home town of Hebden Bridge I have been enjoying the snow. The valley looks so beautiful under white blankets and an array of blues. On wintery walks I have been taking lots of photographs and just started getting into a routine of choosing one everyday to draw; blocking in the shadows with watercolour to be sketched on later. It has felt a lovely process and the drawings have been quite free and feel less overworked.. Can you tell I fell in love with the Texel sheep? A lot of these drawings are from a lovely...

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Recent Commission's

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I have been really lucky during lockdown to have a couple of commissions to paint. It meant when the world seemed a bit bonkers I could find sanctuary in my painting. The first which I was finishing really at the beginning of lockdown was the client's house and view across the fields. They wanted a big sky, which suited me perfectly! I really enjoyed layering the colours for the atmospheric sky and introducing brighter colours.   The second was an anniversary present and of the bluebells in the woods. We are extremely lucky in Hebden Bridge to get carpets of blue...

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Talkie Playlist

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It made sense when we walked, giclée print. I haven't shared a playlist in such a long time. This one is possibly a bit weird, my theme was songs with talking in them (not all of them comply!) The link is below. May Playlist Small Car Marvin Pontiac Wintercomesummer Jack Deeper Arab Strap Strangers Care When You Burn Adam Stafford In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction Idlewild You + Me Public Service Broadcasting End Credits Laptop Looking for the Rain UNKLE, Mark Lanegan, ESKA A Century of Elvis Belle and Sebastian Marbles Tindersticks Here’s a playlist for you… Talkie by julia_ogdenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6w2UvVyUrfl0O9NIWmrdlq?si=JGqGnMZATuGgJZmnHai5Mg  ...

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The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

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My experience exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2019.

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100 day project..a selection

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So after doing the March Meet the Maker challenge on Instagram, I thought I would have a break, but it is funny how you get into a routine of posting! I then saw the 100 day project in which people pledge to be creative every day for 100 days. This idea felt a little overwhelming but I thought about what creative things I really wanted to do but knew I often push to the side. Here was the perfect opportunity to give myself not only a little friendly pressure but also the permission to make art just to be creative. So...

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