Solace in Surface Design

When both inspiration and energy are low, I turn to design for solace, choosing motifs to layer from the familiar and the beauty around me. I have always loved the designs of William_Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) British textile designer, and been heavily influenced by the motifs, pattern and gilding of the Art... Continue Reading →

Emily’s Flowers

A little weekend therapy with inspiration from my talented niece and her wonderful ability to arrange the most stunning flowers - thank you sweetie! Work measures: 29" x 21" is a mixed media piece using ink, acrylic and pastel on pre-textured paper.

Time to fail…

I have come to realise the importance of playing, failing and discovery.  Here are some of my experiments from the weekend. Some worked, some didn't, but what was important is that I rocked up to the easel and was ready to fail; because I now realise that within that failure is inevitable discovery!    

This Weeks Challenge…

The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo's.  All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces.  Never-the-less this first completed piece 'Road to Patuha - II' seems to have found it's focus. The first work, far left on my drawing... Continue Reading →

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