On Parade

The rather haughty mother is leading her new family who are far to inquisitive to be obedient This was a mixed media painting on canvas and was one of the first ones sold at my solo exhibition. Have no fear … Continued

Happy Holidays

The Lively Ladies have booked a holiday at last. They make sure to packs lots of everything including fancy things for Blossum. After all, dining, dancing, bathing, trying body surfing and flying around being pulled by those speed boats takes … Continued

Well Served

With with the tennis season coming up, the lively ladies hope to hone their very questionable skills and sneak into Wimbledon! Blossum, their trusty dog dreams of becoming a ball dog…

Ancient Spirits III

Today I had the great pleasure of spending the afternoon with a long time friend Irene Laidley. She and another friend, Irm Mathes joined me at the White Rock Library to view the last few days of my solo exhibition. … Continued

Wind Blown

I am busy preparing for my solo exhibition at the White Rock library starting on Saturday, march 2nd. I didn’t realize how much work there is in putting this together. It will run for the month of march with an … Continued

On Parade

This is the largest of my Chicken series ((18 by 25”) and one that can make you chuckle. I loved painting the chicks and giving them individual personalities. The one still in his shell must be a determined old soul. … Continued

Windswept!

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This mixed media painting will be hang at my solo exhibition march 1-30 in the library in White Rock along with many more textile and mixed media pieces. There is an open house at the library on the 2nd from … Continued

Patcham Arts

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As a member of Patcham Arts, I have displays at the #patchamcommunitycenter This center is a large very busy community treasure. With it’s hanging rails and multiple venues, there is constant activity from a host of organizations. Here are my … Continued

Party Chick

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I was given a delightful garden sculpture for Christmas.  I was totally in love with it and had to put it into one of my mixed media paintings. ‘Party Chick’ resulted and limited edition giclee  prints on canvas are now … Continued

Wee Robin

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My favorite robin painting has been a favorite to others as the limited edition giclee print on canvas has sold at Jolliffees cafe through #dupontartclub and Jazz night at #patchamcommunitycenter  with # #patchamartclub in the. Month of January. I am … Continued

The Hove Club

it is with pleasure that I was accepted by #thehoveclub  in Brighton and Hove to exhibit some of my art. After viewing  a number of the various  lovely art deco rooms in this historic building, I choice the lounge area. … Continued

Love those Lively Ladies

During the Covid lockdown, I turned to my ipad to do my art. I enjoyed the thought of two LADIES of a certain age thourouly enjoying new adventures. Yes they were a little reckless and even their faithful doggy Blossum … Continued

Patcham Parish Church Fare

Come see us today at the old Patcham Village and the Parish Church for the Christmas fare. There will be many crafts and art to see along with a lovely selection of goodies to eat and drink. We are open … Continued

Semi Annual Art Exhibition South Surrey and White Rock

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  I recently joined the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society, It is  part of the area where we live in Canada. They have had a waiting list for membership based on rules from the fire department limiting the … Continued

Ghostly night

I loved painting this small piece originally. It started its life as two people under umbrellas in a rain storm, it has been interpreted as a ghostly night which is available as a giclee print in both BC ($40)and the … Continued

Through Fresh Eyes Exhibition

The South Delta Artists guild is presenting their next Exhibition ‘Through Fresh Eyes’ for the month of September. Gallery 1710 is located off highway 17A at 1710 56th street in Tsawwassen BC. I have two pieces of art in the … Continued

Breaking Down Landscape using Cubist Techniques

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 Breaking  down Landscape using Cubist Techniques. Cezanne was a four runner with Cubism as well as art deco. He would look at form and construct it in a dimensional way into shapes, simplifying and minimalizing. MARY, Swanzy  (1888 to 1978) … Continued

Patcham Arts exhibition

Members of Patcham Arts just finished hanging an ongoing exhibition which will be at the Patcham Community Center in their newly updated building. We have been the signature art club for the community centre since 2014 with the centre, allowing … Continued

Autumn Glow

Autumn is a lovely time for nature to show off with the most extraordinary layers of colour and texture.i loved adding these layers with collage, paint and textured mediums. Enjoy finding the red dot that I put on all my … Continued

Three Oaks

This painting started life in a workshop at #bobbybritnell s lovely teaching facility in Shropshire, UK with #alexmacintyre . i enjoyed adding layers to this mixed media painting giving it a depth of texture with collage and layered paints. Mixed … Continued

Little Blue Tit

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This little mixed media painting was purchased during the AOH in Brighton at #oxfordstreetstudio and is on it’s way to it’s new home in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. They may not be familiar with this wee bird there!

The Road Not Taken

This mixed media piece gave me an ideal place to write my favourite poem by Robert frost. It is titled the road not taken.   It is made with soya and pigment based paint and inks on board. The poem … Continued

From The Shadows

The background for this piece is a canvas painted in soya based liquids mixed with pigment. These materials are friendly for the environment. The people are walking forth with joy following their vibrant leader. it is 12 by 20” and … Continued

Cheeky Robin

This little Cheeky English robin is a brave flash of colour in the British winter. It is an acrylic mixed media painting on canvas. Cheeky Robin Acrylic on canvas 12 by 16” (30 by 40 cm) £150.00  

Japanese Anenomies

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This acrylic painting was created on board. The beauty and delicacy of the flowers amazed me. It was a delight in painting them. Japanese Anemonies Acrylic on Board (framed) £290

Falling Leaves

After a delightful textile  summer school with textile expert and teacher, Wendy Dolan I enjoyed working on a mixed media piece which I started there  and called Falling Leaves. It was made with layered textiles which were stitched down, painted … Continued

The Old Water Mill

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This   Oil painting  was painted for an  exhibition called Foundations and Inspirations by the South Delta Artists Guild. I loved the old building and historic feeling of the old mill. The Old Water Mill Oil on deep canvas 11” … Continued

Burst of Fire

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This bouquet of tulips started to  go over after a massive burst of colours. I enjoyed capturing this riot of colour with acrylic  on board Burst of Fire 16” by 24” (framed) acrylic on board £290

Welcome To The World

The lively Ladies have family who have just had a baby! They are soooo excited about this and went out shopping for a wee gift for the baby. Blossum hopes to sneak in her gift as well. Welcome to the … Continued

Doorway In Malta

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Doorway in Malta was painted in oil on canvas. I enjoyed capturing the lovely feel of an actual living space with all of its terracotta pots. Doorway in Malta oil on deep Canvas 11” by 14” (25cm by 35cm) £150 … Continued

CELEBRATION!

the Lively Ladies are called in to celebrate a party with close friends. When the birthday cake was rolled out some of the candles unfortunately caught fire. Quick to the rescue was our lady who unfortunately chose to put out … Continued

Poppies

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Poppies are a favorite flower in the spring and summer growing along the roads and in fields. They are a vibrant and tenacious flower, never giving up and growing where there is soil and sun. Poppies Acrylic on deep Canvas … Continued

Crocuses

Spring is when these lovely little flowers cover the ground throughout the world. They welcome the warmer weather and sunny days. I enjoyed producing mixed media textile pieces. In the prairies of Alberta, the wild crocus is soft and very … Continued

Canadian Wildlife

    Back by Popular demand, the lively ladies have decided to go on vacation to explore wildlife. At least one of them has the right idea with wildlife. They can’t wait for a sumptuous dinner to be served and … Continued

Painted Sun Rise

This is a textile and painted piece which was stitched. The inspiration was an amazing sunrise in western Canada captured by my sister Faye. It was hard to believe that the sky’s could produce such colors. This piece started out … Continued

Sexy Locks

SexyThe Lively Ladies are getting ready for Christmas celebrations by a visit to their trusty hair designer, Ricky. Unfortunately while he wasn’t looking one lady got carried away with the high lighting color!

Lively Ladies failed Apprenticeship?

Well the ladies decided to become students again and signed up for a local  apprenticeship program in renovation construction. They have attacked the project with much energy and glee but seem to have missed the classes on how to paint … Continued

Forest Sunrise

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This oil painting was painted on a 16 by 20” canvas. I Changed the position of the sun to bring the focal point more in view. In studying a book by hyda artist and author, Bill Reid, it gave me … Continued

Hidden

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A mother deer and her fawn are hidden in this undergrowth. I love the lost and found edges with these animals. Hidden 24 by 28 inches.framed oil on board £480

Paddle Boat Rentals

With summer holidayers  taking to the water, our Lively Ladies have decided to join the young crowd and rent a paddle boat. They should have asked for lessons as paddling in opposite directions will just have them going in circles!

Dawn Chorus

This 12 by 16″ oil painting started out with just a colourful sunrise. Hearing the dawn chorus early every morning, I decided to add the chorus of birds to the sunrise. Chorus at Dawn oil on board 8” by 11” … Continued

Arctic

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Living in Canada as well as UK, I am very aware of the devastation that climate change is having on the environment. From uncontrolled wildfires to extensive flooding and receding glaciers, I wanted to show my concern in some of … Continued

Starting Line

our #livelyladies have been enjoying exploring new activities this summer. they have decided to buy electric scooters so they can be in with the in crowd and also go fast without all that effort. They have signed up for a … Continued

Potting Shed

Now that summer is here, our #livelyladies are embarking on a new green adventure. They have secured and are  clearing out a new allotment. Of course it would be the  little dog Blossum that dug up an unexpected treasure! I’m … Continued

Tuscan Courtyard

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As you wander around the lovely quaint villages in Tuscany, images of these courtyards appear like a colourful painting. This one is 10 by 12 inches on acrylic canvas. Tuscan Courtyard Acrylic on deep canvas 10“ by 12” £150   … Continued

Tuscan Villa

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This colourful painting is a reflection of the many lovely villas in the Tuscany hills hidden in the lavender and wine vineyards. it is 10 by 12 inches on canvas. Tuscan villa 19” by 12” £120  

Lavender and Sunflowers in Tuscany

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This painting is part of a series of Tuscany inspired scenes. I love the hill sides of olive trees and lavender fields. The lavender fields paint hillsides in all directions with an occasional colourful cottage tucked away in the valleys. … Continued

Get Well Soon

While rock climbing, one of the @livelyladies was injured and had to be taken to the hospital by a handsome medic. Nothing could stop her best friend from visiting her! #iPadpaintings, #livelyladies, #judyalexander47,@JudyAAlexander,

Lupins

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This acrylic painting displays the reflections of natures colour parade. The lupins were scattered throughout the meadow along with a mix of white and yellow flowers. It is painted on a deep canvas measuring 12 by 16 inches. Sold

Monet’s Garden

These iPad drawings done during the pandemic were going to wind down, but we hear of third and even forth waves of the darn virus. Although my regular painting continues in my studio, nothing like these two scallywags can make … Continued

Lively Model Art Classes

The lively ladies deiced to take up art in their spare time. They were not aware what live model meant. They urged their doggy to be a model, Well at least one of the ladies became distracted and was apparently … Continued

At Full Moon

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This little sparrow was captured in moon light. It was printed on black silk with discharge paste which I love using. It can give different colours depending on the materials used. The sparrow showed some lovely textile reflections of colour. … Continued

Danger- Falling Rock?

Well, the Lively Ladies decided to take up rock climbing in order to stay active. They were proud to keep social  distancing while exercising and strutting their new climbing outfits.  

19th Hole

Our #livelyladies are really trying to follow the rules with this virus lockdown and discovered that golf courses were open. They just need to learn some of the rules on playing etiquette. They know all about the 19th hole!

No Nude Bathing

Our lively Ladies have decided to bring in the new year with a little sea side swim. Never ones for following orders, they chose a nice little beach away from the crowds in Brighton. I hope that you enjoy this … Continued

Brightons Got Talent

Our Lively Ladies are not worried about restrictions this New Year’s Eve. They are singing the night away on this iPad painting. We hope that you are better behaved than they are and that you have a healthy and happy … Continued

Seasons Greetings One and All

After the crazy year of 2020 with the world battling the virus, I hope that 2021 will bring new hope with the numerous treatments becoming available to help us back to a more normal life. I send the warmest wishes … Continued

Shopping Fatigue

Although this #livelyladies iPad painting is titled #Brighton, at this time of year it is more appropriate to view it as shopping fatique with the holiday season in full swing. They seem to be having difficulty in keeping their footing … Continued

Downhill Racers

Oh dear, I’m not sure if our adventurist two Lively Ladies  realise that this is a black diamond very senior run in the middle of a down hill race. I think that Blossom, their dog, is the only one worried.

Tuscany a Winner

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I am delighted that my little textile piece called Tuscany was selected today as the runner up on the Brighton and Hove Arts Council on line exhibition. Apparently a bottle of Prosecco is coming my way as well. I am … Continued

Easy Riders

These two ladies were developed during the virus lockdown of 2020 as iPad paintings. With everything so dour and stressful, I needed my art to venture into a sideline of fun and frolics that two uninhibited ladies could find themselves … Continued

South Downs

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I loved this view of the South Downs from Tegnet hill. The undulating hills and curves are captivating. it makes me wonder what ancient civilisation has a hand in shaping them along with nature. South Downs oil on  paper, framed. … Continued

Lively Ladies Series iPad Drawings

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These two ladies were developed during the virus lockdown of 2020. With everything so dour and stressful, I needed my art to venture into a sideline of fun and frolics that two uninhibited ladies could find themselves in. These are … Continued

Magic Forest

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The Autumn time is a golden one with lots of plants pouring their fruits and seeds amid the forest. I love walking though crisp leaves and enjoying the fresh smells. This time of year inspired this mixed media oil painting … Continued

Down a Country Lane

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In this oil painting I tried to show the pleasure of a days walk in  country lanes. It was painted in Norfolk but could be anywhere where such pleasure can be found. Down a Contry lane oil on boaard 20 … Continued

STILL WATERS

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This oil painting was inspired when I was in a forested place in north Norfolk where I was painting Plein air. Everything was so still and soft which is the feeling I wish to  show on this work Still Waters … Continued

Cooling Off

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This 12 by 16 inch oil painting was inspired by our local birds that enjoy the new fountain we have in our garden. There have been up to 4 birds in it at one time which just left a white … Continued

Bumblebee Cottage

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During several months of lockdown due to this virus, my husband and I have been busy completing the building of my small auxiliary studio made for my office and storage. it is located in our back garden.  He did the … Continued

Pot of Tulips

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I was given this lovely bouquet of tulips for mothers day. I was entranced with the many colours and the change in shapes as they aged. I painted it in oil on a 12 by 16 inch deep canvas. sold … Continued

Where to find Inspiration during this Lockdown

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At present many of us are in the throws of this virus problem and the lockdown that has followed. it is a tough time for everyone with the isolation and restrictions in travel and seeing family. As an artist, I … Continued

Clematis

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This lovely climbing flower shares it’s space with a yellow climbing rose on the front of my studio. The combination of the two colours gives me a buzz. It inspires one to paint this beauty as it did with this … Continued

The Old Shed

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I had the opportunity to do some plein air painting at the Cheakamus Conference Centre in Brachendale, BC. It is located close to Vancouver, BC  and is surrounded by the coastal range of mountains and forests. They are a wonderful … Continued

A Secret Place

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This Bubbling Brook canvas painting reminds me of secret little spots in the valleys of both the UK and Canada . It is painted with acrylic on canvas. . I love the old world feel about this painting. A Secret … Continued

Walkies in the Snow

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This art work started with a background of a fall orange coloured scene which I added a mixed media of marble dust and cold wax with acrylic to give the feeling of distance. The large trees in the front were … Continued

The Magic of London Christmas Lights

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Having never seen the famous Christmas lights of London, we decided to extend our day there to include them. Oh My! What a treat. After have a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts Upon leaving the RAA, we looked … Continued

Lucian Freud

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  Recently I visited the Royal Academy of Art in London, UK to view the Lucian Freud portrait exhibition. Lucian was born in Germany but moved to London England where he lived most of his life. he died in July, … Continued

Watching

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This painting was layered for texture with acrylic mediums It was inspired by the many birds living in our south downs and back garden in Brighton Acrylic on canvas 12″ by 16″ Status; Sold      

Autumn

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This acrylic collage  mixed media piece was inspired by the beautiful country of rolling hills and farmers taking in their harvest. The Collage addes lovely texture to this atmospheric piece. mixed media 30 by 40 inches framed. £600. Staus; available location; … Continued

First Snow

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This commissioned  painting was completed recently. The autumn colors on the trees amidst the snow gives it the title First Snow, oil on canvas; 30cm by 40 cm . Status;sold.

Spring Time at my. Studio

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The colourful group of tulips in our back garden were irresistible and I had to paint them. My art studio is in the background. It is acrylic on canvas. 12″ by 14″   sold

Winter Sun Reflections

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This atmospheric piece was inspired by the sun setting though the local forrest.  Acrylic painting on canvas 16 inches by 24 inches  £290 Status; Available Location; Artists studio, UK

Autumn Harvest

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  the foothills of Alberta was where I viewed this. The farmers had just taken off their crops and the Rocky mountains already had a dusting of snow. It is a mixed media piece with torn painted  pieces of paper … Continued

Winter wanderings

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Back in my native Canada, we can occasionally get heavy snowfalls in the Vancouver area. I have imagined a walk through a snowy landscape with my grand daughter. 18″ by 20″ acrylic on canvas £120 on sale Status; available location; … Continued

English Robins

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Wee Robin i love the feisty little English robins which are so different to the North American ones. I have painted three different paintings of them which 10 inches by 12 inches acrylic  on canvas £120.00 Status; Available location; Artists … Continued

Meadow Flowers

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I love banks of flowers in the meadows and gardens. The technique is quite loose and impressionistic, showing much of the texture from the collages incorporated in it. 12″ by 36″ Acrylic on canvas £440.00 Status; sold location; Artist Studio, … Continued

In Search of Pastures New

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   All living things are hardwired into continuing their species. The journey to do this it takes many forms. The humble dandelion enjoys a full blossom in spring which turns into  a bundle of seed heads which float on the … Continued

China

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I recently returned from a 15 day tour of China  with my sisters and brother in laws. My expectations were that I would be going to a polluted country that I knew very little about. I left with the same … Continued

Into The Breeze

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I’ve enjoyed my windswept series of flowers. Many include textiles or other mediums to enhance the texture of the pieces. With this piece, I can picture a flower boarder of pink tulips in a strong wind blowing bits of flowers … Continued

Sandpipers

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Sold I have enjoyed making this mixed media textile piece. It is painted on paper, bonded to canvas and then hand and machine stitched. The gold and silver overlays were added at the last minute as well. Mixed media 18″ … Continued

Gramps

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In the past, I did a series of textile art pieces with rather unusual faces. Almost all of them are sold but one.  I have always loved Gramps which has never been shown in the past. I found it hidden … Continued

Most Beautiful Artistic TOILETS Ever by Hundertwasser!

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On our recent tour of the south sea islands and countries,  we were driving around the gorgeous north island of New Zealand when I saw a sign for Hundertwasser Toilets. I had heard something about this but couldn’t believe that … Continued

Totem poles and Carvings of the Pacific South

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  After returning from a long cruise and road tour  of the Pacific Islands including Australia and New Zealand, I was surprised at the similarity of carvings done in the various cultures. I am familiar with our first nations and … Continued

Amazing lines in Nature

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  My husband and I are presently enjoying a cruise through some of the South Pacific Islands enroute to Australia and NewZealand. We took a tour through jungles on the big Island of Hawaii and today was the US Samoan … Continued

Textile into Paint

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Recently I offered a long time friend a piece of my art as thanks for being so supportive over the years. She chose a textile piece called ‘Windswept’. I warned her that it was in an exhibition in Brighton UK … Continued

Sunflowers

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We have a lovely still life set up each week at Dupont Art Club where I belong. I normally get on with whatever current project I have going but this still life was so colourful and fresh that I had … Continued

Plein Air Painting the Hard Way

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Last week I took part in London’s Pintar Rapido plein air painting weekend. This started with all artists showing up at the Chelsea old town hall Saturday to register and then wander around London to find the perfect spot to … Continued

Royal Reflections

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This acrylic painting was painted plein air at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and Hove. There is a small pond in front of the pavilion which reflects the structure. The sea gull watched as I painted hoping to get something … Continued

Royal Reflections with a Glass of Wine.

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The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton.. It is the former sea side summer palace for King George IV and has a colourful history. This historic palace mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of … Continued

Refreshing an Old Picture

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Last week I sold a medium sized textile art piece,’ Silhouette’, at Patcham Arts, Artist Open House in Brighton. Having brought it back from Canada for this show, I was very pleased with the sale but it did leave a … Continued

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

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Yesterday I had the privilege to act as a monitor in London’s  historic Westminster Hall to help the public with the viewing of this amazing piece of Scottish history. It was a chance to see this beautiful group of 305 … Continued