This was one of the most dramatic changes from summer to autumn that I’ve seen in a long while! From hot sultry days to damp drizzly cold was a bit of a shock! We also experienced the sadness of losing our Queen at the age of 96, and the grandeur and solemnity of a Royal […]


Over halfway through one of the hottest, driest Augusts in my memory; I’m struggling to choose what to include and what to leave out! I’ve completed two house portrait commissions and three paintings, met up with friends near and far in two Cathedral cities (St Albans and Lichfield) – enjoyed walks in the Herts countryside […]


‘In July the sun is hot, is it shining? No it’s not!’ This month we have seen record high temperatures and plenty of sunshine, which coincided with our visit to our friends’ home in Devon! We packed so much into six days, including visiting Cockington, a beautiful thatched chocolate box village, walking to Berry Pomeroy […]


June A ridiculously busy and exciting month! We managed to pack in a weekend away, a wonderful family wedding, an Art Show and two very different shows by amateur drama groups! I’ve also painted a new commission of Tyringham Hall which will appear in the gallery soon. The two drama productions could not have been […]


Celebrating Bluebells The last two weeks have seen me take more photographs than I have during the last few months! This year the bluebells seem more prolific, more vibrant and more glorious than I can remember ! We are fortunate to have several bluebell woods within walking distance – the nearest being Knott Wood which […]


Sorry, but did someone say ‘April?’ Its 7C at midday, and we’ve had snow two days ago! A much quieter month for me after the gallivanting of February and March! But with more social life than I had in my twenties, that’s probably a good thing! Music has always been a huge part of my […]


This little month promises to be an exciting one in many ways! We will be spending time in Sheffield, Derbyshire and Southampton visiting daughters and enjoying time with a group of friends! I know the scenery to be found in all these places will inspire me and I hope many beautiful paintings will result! Both […]