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 →

Cadmium Sunshine ☀️

Sometimes you hear the colours calling... purple, pink, orange, magenta, lime green and cadmium yellow, all so rich and vibrant. At that point it all becomes very clear, they have been neglected - pick me pick me they could I refuse them! A fabulous day in the garden playing with colour and flowers, a... 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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