One February morning…

This tiny pastel painting (2.5" x 3.5") on textured matt board was inspired by my morning drive to work. I have used both soft pastels and pastel pencils on this study. Below is the grey scale photo which helps me gauge the tonal range within the composition. Also below is the black and white sketch... Continue Reading →

Maintaining a balance…

I know I am not alone in wanting to maintain my creative practice whilst working full-time in another field. With this in mind I have begun to work within my time frame; learning new techniques on-line Karen Margulis - pastel artist and testing out my new found knowledge in short bursts of activity. The following... Continue Reading →

Visual Diary Affair…

It's the beginning of a new year and I thought I would gather some of my visual diaries and journals compiled over the past few years. My aim is to share a few of my favourite pages, and also demonstrate one of the creative ways I tend to procrastinate...covering my books with older paintings or... Continue Reading →

Building Creative Confidence Week 4

Our final week of creative discovery - the free-style challenge using skills and media from the past three weeks work.  Fabulous results and I believe a really positive experience for all involved in this four week artistic workshop.  A huge thank you to Kapiti Women's Centre for hosting this workshop series, and to all you... Continue Reading →

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