Time to Reflect

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Wow, time is moving fast these days. I'm sitting pondering where has this year gone as I stare out into the garden at the Acer turning a beautiful orange-gold. Autumn is here and I've just had a relaxing break with friends in Sherwood Forest reconnecting with nature. I took many photos, hoping to use them as reference photos for some new tree paint...
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What happened in Shap...

​Three days in Shap began in the Old Courthouse Gallery, meeting visitors at my 100 squares exhibition and delivering a community workshop where people could come along and have a go collaging with their own recycled material. It was a fun afternoon with two lovely, colourful and personalised pieces of work completed. Then I checked into my B and B...
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Inspired by the Solway

Driving slowly through a forgotten land of mudflats, salt-marshes and reed swamps seeking fresh inspiration, I see a man struggling to erect a tourist signpost in the strong wind. It's breezy, fresh and salty as I step gingerly onto the raised clumps of sediment and salt-resistant vegetation, next to the abandoned site of the once busy harbour and ...
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World Collage Day

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Today is World Collage day, created by Kolaj Magazine and I imagine there are all sorts of collage activity days taking place today across the globe. In my corner of the world, my 100 squares exhibition has opened at The Old Courthouse Gallery in Shap, Cumbria. Collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where th...
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Happy New Year

2019 is here and I'm excited for what this year will bring. Last year was busy but this year I am hoping to build new relationships with Galleries and Exhibitions. I have already booked in three new exhibitions for later in the year. Last years exhibition, 'Crossing Paths' with Jenny McLaren in Denton House was very enjoyable. This year we are work...
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Craft Fairs

​I've been selling at craft fairs for about two years now. Just twice a month at regular venues. But recently I've been spreading my wings and trying out a few new venues.  I meet lots of amazingly talented artists and crafters, many have jobs and are selling their work as a hobby, a few are full time artists. Space and facilities differ at ea...
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Thoughts on being an Artist with my latest work

​I love being an artist and creating something original is my biggest thrill. First come the ideas and they come from people and places.  People inspire me all the time particularly other artists. I pull out colours that other artists have used, I try out new materials, I learn new techniques and I read up on the famous artists. I recently acq...
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Welcome to my blog

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​Welcome to my new blog, I hope you enjoy your time here - why not subscribe so you don't miss any of my posts and updates!
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