Strangers on a train

Oil painting of a mother with daughter sitting her lap on a train journey

I don’t know about you but I’m fascinated by people’s faces and people in general. I commute to London a few days a week on the train and now and again will be struck by someone – perhaps it’s the colours they’re wearing, their clothes, their hair, their face – and will want to paint […]

Drawing from life

Years back, after I graduated in Illustration and then found myself a ‘proper’ job (that allowed me to pay steady rent), I realised I had lost something that used to bring me a lot of joy. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved drawing, but I found myself in my early twenties with […]

Southern (Rail) Discomfort

  As a part-time commuter on Southern Rail, and particularly cheesed off today with the service, I thought it would be good to count some of the blessings of commuting. Let’s make some lemonade from Southern lemons. Here are some of my commuting delights:  1. Spectacular sunrises over the fields and farms 2. Stunning sunsets […]

Townscape 2016, Oil and cross stitch on linen

Following on from Example‘s Townscape 2014: Contemporary Art Trail in East Grinstead, we have just unveiled Townscape 2016: Reframing Local History, a new exhibition at East Grinstead Museum, running until September 4th. As an Example artist, we all had to choose an artefact to inspire a new body of work for the exhibition. For my project, I chose a cross […]

Spring Clean!

Happy Easter Everyone!! This Easter I’m rolling up my sleeves for a spring clean! My paint brushes have been treated to a lovely new bucket (don’t you just love Easter Egg hunt buckets!!) and I’m making room for lots of fab new artwork in the studio. If you want to grab a bargain in the […]

London Bridge in the rain

‘08.41 London Bridge’, oil on primed postcard Today I’ve been covering a new blank canvas, well, postcard, with another in my series of commuter rain paintings. I’ve been working on the series on and off for a year now – the first piece was submitted to the Twitter Art Exhibition in 2015 in Norway, and […]

I live in England. We get a lot of rain

… and rain makes me happy!! I’ve had great joy painting further into this series of commuter rain paintings. Here are the latest two. The first is inspired by a reference image taken in London, around the St Paul’s area. I love, love, love the colours and patterns in this one. It was so lovely to paint, […]

Rain, rain and more rain (paintings) and a competition!

Art imitating life, what with the incredible downpours we’ve had in the UK lately, I’ve been working on a series of rain paintings, more specifically London-based commuter rain paintings. What all started with one postcard sized painting for the Twitter Art Exhibit 2015, earlier in the year in Norway, has resulted in a collection of rain […]

Llama Park exhibition, East Sussex

Oops, it’s been a while since I posted. To be fair, it’s been a hard year of juggling but as September swung round, I’ve found a bit more time to dedicate to my artwork, which is so lovely, I can’t tell you! I’m working on a very large piece at the moment which I’ll show in […]

Streetmate – community art project

A short while ago Example art group were approached by Mid Sussex District Council asking for involvement in a community art project to create a logo or sign for one of their young people initiatives, Streetmate. The project takes its mini-bus into various communities around Mid Sussex after school, providing a safe point of contact for teenagers, […]