19 March, 2014

Work in My Sketchbook...


Here are two entries in my sketch book today. I thought I would approach my method of working a bit differently and set my timer to 15 minutes and see what I would produce. I tried to have most of my supplies at hand so I could work more quickly and not spend lots of time looking for stuff. I still struggled a bit because some of my paint was too watery when I poured it and didn't give me the results I wanted. And some of my markers didn't work well on wet areas (next time I will use a heat gun) but it wasn't too bad for a first try. After I had done the top painting, I had paint left over so I used it to make the second one. I then set my timer for another 15 minutes as well. This method works well to play with ideas and experiment with techniques before you commit to a large canvas or whatever else you are working on. 
Bye for now.

11 March, 2014



Here is a preview of some works I will be selling at the 

The Madam Renards Mini Fringe is the The Fringe Performing Arts Festival in Swindon.

Building on the success of the first festival, Madam Renards have pulled together an exciting new programme of events, featuring a completely mixed bag of performances for all artistic tastes.

Show tickets are grouped in sessions, so you can see more performances for less cash…and get fully immersed in the spirit of the Fringe.

Free event
LAUNCH NIGHT | 7:30pm on 15 March | STEAM MUSEUM
Free entry for all.  A party to start off the festival, featuring music and theatre, plus a few glasses of bubbly!

If you are in the Swindon area, stop in and say hello!
Bye for now.

03 March, 2014

Hello March and New News

Ahhh, thank goodness its finally March.
I can't wait for warmer, brighter weather to come and stay with us-for more that a day or two.
Anyway, I wanted to let you all know of some events and exhibitions I will be involved in for the next coming months.
The first, is a group exhibit of mainly artist participating in this year's Swindon Open Studios 2014.
Here is a photo of my artwork - Girl with The Hat 
Here it is again hanging in the gallery space. I didn't envy the organisers of this exhibit, there was such a wide range of styles and subject matter, but they made it work and the artworks really work well together. For more photos of this exhibition, please go to 
 Central Library Exhibition on the Swindon Open Studios' Blog.
The second event I wanted to mention was the Launch Night for Madam Renards Mini Fringe 2014
Its a free event featuring, music, theatre, visual arts and a even a few glasses of bubbly!
At this event I will have a stall where I will be selling some of my artwork. If you are in the Swindon area, please come along.
More information on these events and others go to my website and click the Events page, the link is below.
Bye for now.