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This blog shows some recent work that is not on the website and work in progress.


Uncategorised Posted on 27 Apr, 2020 19:13

I was asked to do this poster to display in the shop I work in. We have a collection box for people to donate to NHS charities if they wish to during this difficult time.

Yellow Tulips

Uncategorised Posted on 19 Apr, 2020 20:42

These beautiful pale yellow tulips fade to white as they age. The pink tips on the petals are an interesting feature and fade with the yellow.


Uncategorised Posted on 06 Apr, 2020 20:50
This cyclamen was given to me as a present and made a bright and colourful subject after the winter months.

Stinking Iris (iris foetidissima)

Uncategorised Posted on 26 Mar, 2020 20:28

I was inspired to paint this after seeing them growing at West Dean College near Chichester where I attended an art course in January. It flowers from May to July and is so called because the leaves give off an unpleasant smell if they are bruised or crushed. Found in woods or hedgerows the bright colours of the seed heads and leaves make it an attractive subject.

Ivy Leaf

Uncategorised Posted on 26 Feb, 2020 20:48

This decaying ivy leaf had developed beautiful colours in the depths of winter.

Parasol Mushroom

Uncategorised Posted on 26 Feb, 2020 20:33

This impressive mushroom was found growing in a grassy area. The cap can grow to 18cm across.

Visit to West Dean

Uncategorised Posted on 12 Jan, 2020 18:40

Last weekend I attended a course at West Dean College in Chichester entitled ‘Painting Texture and Detail in Nature’. This is a composition I worked on. I chose the subjects because the colours complimented each other and they made a pleasing composition.

Squash/rosehips/chilli/orange slice


Uncategorised Posted on 11 Dec, 2019 20:40

I loved painting this small, colourful squash.

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