November 25, 2013

“ "Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life… . Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here – and, by extension, what we’re supposed to be writing." Makes me want to get into the studio and get my hand dirty… ”

Anne Lamott via Brain pickings

September 19, 2013
What I came across on the pavement last weekend. I wonder if anyone got to hear Zoe’s Prayer…

What I came across on the pavement last weekend. I wonder if anyone got to hear Zoe’s Prayer…

September 11, 2013

The irascible Brighton Morris men and Cuckoos Nest. Pen sketch from traditional English folk session held monthly at The Park Crescent.

September 4, 2013

Pen sketches on postcards for Kath. Always remembered…

August 29, 2013   1 note
Beautiful runner beans at the allotment.  Am now cheerfully munching my way through them by the pound!

Beautiful runner beans at the allotment. Am now cheerfully munching my way through them by the pound!

May 22, 2013

Been anticipating my week away in France for about 9 months, only to turn up at an unseasonably cold, wet and miserable bit of freak weather….no matter as the welcome from Kathy & Steve has been more than warm enough to make up for it…

Contrasted here is my sketch of Croutelle in the drizzle and the reality in today’s first bit of sunshine!

May 22, 2013

Printing Project Part Three: budding quince. Perhaps Spring has finally found its way into my wintry prints; this is bursting out all over with zesty life…!

May 11, 2013   1 note
Printing Project: in practice

For anyone who has been following the printing projects, the resulting prints and cards can now be found at the very welcoming and lovely Betty & Friends, Artist Open House, Brighton.

Printing Project: in practice

For anyone who has been following the printing projects, the resulting prints and cards can now be found at the very welcoming and lovely Betty & Friends, Artist Open House, Brighton.

May 4, 2013   6 notes

Brighton Artists Open House May 2013: Open for business at Betty & Friends, 20a Springfield Road, Brighton.

Showing my original mixed media landscapes, prints, cards & textiles alongside 5 other artists showing jewellery, woodcuts, textiles and oil paintings. Come and visit us.

March 19, 2013   2 notes
Amsterdam February 2013: view from Cafe Prinsen on a freezing day warmed thoroughly by gluhwein and good company.  There were a LOT more bikes, but one was all I could cope with…!

Amsterdam February 2013: view from Cafe Prinsen on a freezing day warmed thoroughly by gluhwein and good company. There were a LOT more bikes, but one was all I could cope with…!