Working with alcohol markers…

Alcohol markers are a great sketching tool, they are easy to carry, quick drying and there is a vast array of vibrant colour. You can also blend and layer them which can deepen the value. I found them a little challenging to start as I was looking to echo my results of watercolour, which of... Continue Reading →

Towards the Bluebell Wood

This pastel painting started out as a small pastel sketch from a photo that was taken almost twenty years ago. This was next door to where I grew up on the Isle of Wight. Within the big clump of trees is a bluebell wood which was covered in a carpet of violet purples and blues... Continue Reading →

My ‘Why’

Tennyson’s monument sits tall at the uppermost part of Tennyson Downs in the west of the Isle of Wight. I lived close to these downs and in my youth and would walk for hours with the family dogs. Within those times I found both tranquility and exhilaration - an almost tangible sense of security in... Continue Reading →

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