October 2019

October and I’m in the mood for a studio tidy up and refresh. It’s been five years of happiness since my studio was built at the top of the garden. And to celebrate I’m having a special ‘give away’ of an original piece of artwork.

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The draw will take place on Monday 4th November.

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Free gift ‘Bright Blue Reflection’ 30x30cm mixed media on board.

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As part of this celebration I invited photographer Charlotte Bromley Davenport to take some photographs of me in the studio. It was a wonderful fun experience and I’m delighted with the results Charlotte managed to create.

https://www.charlottebd.com/

Just one of the shots taken in my studio by Charlotte

In the studio I’ve been focused on working in a series of four paintings at a time so when displayed they will compliment each other. This seems to be a lot harder than it sounds as I’m a bit impulsive when creating and spring from one colour to the next. Although my colour palette is mainly blue I do love to experiment with sunset colours. Working as a painter there is never enough time to discover all the beautiful colours one can find just by using a limited palette.  I recently went on a colour day workshop with artist and tutor Martin Laurance at Anteros in Norwich, it was a great day and I learnt so much from his knowledge of colour.

Colour mixing workshop

Having taken the Creative Visionary Project (CVP) course with Nicholas Wilton I feel my art is continuing to develop and is moving towards abstraction. I don’t really consider myself as an abstract painter but I  do find it engaging and meditative to do.

Working in a series – adding post stick notes as reminders of what to try next
A new series – creating some abstracts

Out and about this month – in between the rain showers!

Lifting clouds as the sun set at Brancaster

 

Floats and nets found on Cley beach – great ideas for new work

Thank you to Reverent Rachel Alexander for inviting me to speak about Art & Faith at  St. Mary’s Church in Snettisham. Public speaking really does require a leap of faith!

Inside St Mary’s with Reverent Rachel and two of my paintings
Delighted to be a member of Norwich 20 Group. Here I am at their Autumn show in Norwich. At the Undercroft Gallery 4th – 19th October.