Judge and jury

photo of the judges of a children's design a plate competition, holding the winning entries

In my work life, I’ve often been asked to judge competitions, all in the realm of illustration and design, from the AOI to D&AD. It was a new experience, however, to be asked to judge in the capacity as artist. Earlier this year I was approached by East Grinstead Meridian Rotary to co-judge their plate […]

Garden Store blog

Since the end of the 30 in 30 seed packet series, my heart has been warmed by the reactions to the paintings. People have said how much they’d looked forward to seeing the new paintings each day and some have felt inspired to paint again, after time away from their passion. During the series, I […]

More rain forecast

Painting of woman walking in the rain, wearing a yellow coat

After a good rest from the 30 in 30, I’ve been taking things a wee bit easier, and have only worked on a new rain painting. Just one painting, though I haven’t rested on my laurels. Whilst the 30 in 30 is supposed to help you create a more natural rhythm or habit for making […]

30 in 30. Day 30: Shasta Daisy

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 30: Shasta Daisy from Mr Fothergill's. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30!!! I’m just a bit excited to complete the challenge!! I’m painting LATE! A day in the office, which means getting home at 8pm, dinner, kids […]

30 in 30. Day 29: Cabbage

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 29: Cabbage from Thompson & Morgan. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. I can’t quite believe it’s Day 29!! Day 29: Cabbage Advantage F1 Hybrid Seed packager: Thompson & Morgan Oil on primed paper

30 in 30. Day 28: Borage

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 28: Borage from Thompson & Morgan. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. I confess, though I grow Borage on the raised bed, in fact it came up this year from dormant seed, I’ve never actually used it. Pretty though… Day 28: Borage Seed packager: […]

30 in 30. Day 27: Courgette

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 27: Courgette Black Beauty from Mr Fothergill. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. I do like to grow courgettes. My children aren’t so happy, but I sneak them in the dinner regardless. Day 27: Courgette Black Beauty Seed packager: Mr Fothergill’s Oil on primed paper

30 in 30. Day 26: Pumpkin

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 26: Pumpkin from Thompson and Morgan. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. I have SO enjoyed painting this. I had to go through my kitchen drawer to find these seeds. Huge thanks to the friend I chatted with this morning, the conversation jogging my […]

30 in 30. Day 25: Spinach

30 in 30 painting challenge, the seed packet series. Day 25: Spinach from Suttons. Oil on paper by Sheri Gee

To read more about this 30 in 30 painting challenge, do read my first post here. Here’s another seed packet from my collection. When I think of spinach, I think of Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce… One of my favourite dishes. Day 25: Spinach Seed packager: Suttons Oil on primed paper