Friday, July 11, 2008


These paintings are some of the new work I showed at the Open Studios last weekend. It is unusual for me to make such small work. I had to make my space smaller. I found that to be able to keep my movements small and focus so close up I had to sit on the floor with the soles of my feet together and paint in my lap and on the floor. Because it was warm and I was in shorts this meant my legs were covered in paint everyday!

They are all oil and acrylic on linen, 30x40cm, made this April and May. I have titled the series Twilight because they are all based on the idea of creating light by darkening the rest of the picture. So I wanted a title that included the idea of darkness.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Book show in Milton Keynes

My small pop-up book "Regret" has moved to artworks-mk in Milton Keynes.
Saturday 12th July to
Saturday 23rd August
Looks like there are some workshops, too!
Click the flyer images for a larger view.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pictures of the studio

Took these on Sunday near the end of the Open Studios.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Summer '08 Open Studios!

Our summer Open Studios was good fun, when I was able to be there...apologies to all who came to see my work on the Saturday. My studio was shut because I had food poisoning from the Friday night and could not get out of bed until Sunday afternoon.

Here is a picture through my open studio door on the Sunday. Paintings are on the right side and my books are on the table on the left. By the door is a new addition to the studio- 2 pots of happy daisies from Gary and Mike!

I got a good response to the new paintings. Thank you everyone.