New year, new outlook, new painting

I like to welcome the new year with a new painting and this year is no different. I spent the morning of new year’s day planting climbing roses and clearing up in my garden, then was driven indoors and spent a few hours up in my attic studio starting a new work in progress, aContinue reading “New year, new outlook, new painting”

Cosy cushions in time for Christmas…

I’m excited to have a new small range of luxury vegan suede cushions to offer on my shop page. These make perfect Christmas presents, or why not treat yourself. So comfortable and luxurious to touch – each is made out of vegan suede and includes filler. They work as individuals or why not pair themContinue reading “Cosy cushions in time for Christmas…”

Sunshine on a cloudy day

I’ve been racing the onset of winter with this latest project to transform a wooden gazebo… …into a perpetually sunny, coastal themed summer-house, and finally finished last weekend. I’m pleased with the results which combine traditional postcard scenes on the outside panels with a more ethereal internal vibe of airy sky- blue walls and ceilingsContinue reading “Sunshine on a cloudy day”

Swan Lake (finished)

I’m happy to finally lay the pastels down on this painting of the swans at Lough Neagh. It’s been challenging to paint but i just find the light so mesmerising and the swans so dramatic against the evening sky. It’s also been a bit of a learning curve – working towards what o thought wasContinue reading “Swan Lake (finished)”

Swan Lake

August was busy. I only managed to get one painting done (see my previous post about standing on the shoulders of giants for my painting of Northern Ireland’s beautiful Giant’s Causeway – better still, come visit the Causeway itself!) – I’m a bit disappointed in myself The good news is I think I’m now startingContinue reading “Swan Lake”

Seabirds at Dundrum

I have to admit, when I started this set of seabirds in late February I didn’t expect to still be painting them in mid May. But they’ve seen through the end of winter to the start of the warm weather. I usually feel a mix of elation, excitement and sadness when I come to theContinue reading “Seabirds at Dundrum”

The home strait….

Those of you who have been following will know that I’ve been working (slowly and with multiple interruptions and distractions) on a commissioned series of four seabirds, based on the local seabirds of Dundrum Bay, County Down in Northern Ireland (which you’ll also have picked up is my favourite place – and for good reason).Continue reading “The home strait….”