WOMEN OF THE MABINOGION 1 – Rhiannon

Giving women of history and Literature a voice, is what inspires my work, my most recent project has been on the women of the Mabinogion. A collection of legends at the heart of Welsh culture. Having reread the Mabinogion I decided to focus on three of the key female characters ; Rhiannon, Branwen and Blodeuwedd. […]

Communication & Shared Experience

Good morning all art lovers. Welcome to Sunday! This week I was in a school with some children asking me questions about being an artist. The young people were in year 6 (10 and 11 years of age). One girl asked me:“How do you feel when someone sees something in your picture you didn’t think […]

Take the Plunge

Good morning all xx “Take the plunge!” How much of a risk taker are you? The best things in my life have happened when I’ve taken that plunge! I remember in my late twenties, wishing I had someone to see the world with me! Then thinking, you have! Your best friend- yourself! So I made […]

Happy Saturday!

Morning all from a wild and wet Derbyshire. Happy Saturday xx I’m so excited today I’m going to meet one of my oldest friends for lunch. We met at University when we were 18 she was in the room next door. She’s one of the funniest people I know so will be great to catch […]

Happy Sunday!

Good morning all! Happy Sunday. What would you tell the younger you? I’ve thought about this a lot. Do what makes you happy Don’t look for affirmations from others, look within yourself Listen to your gut reactions Whatever happens this is your journey and enjoy every minute Regrets don’t exist just lessons What would you […]

Find Your Tribe

Good morning art lovers! This gorgeous photograph popped up in my memories today. It’s from my fiftieth birthday party 🥳 What an amazing time we had. As my fiftieth approached all my plans for trips to New York and beautiful hotels on the coast had to be shelved – they just weren’t feasible. So I […]

Days of Yore

I’ve always been a fan of the pre Raphaelite artists , and recently on a trip to Wightwick Manor saw the work of Evelyn de Morgan and other female artists of the movement. I was totally blown away not only by the art work but by their lack of recognition. I was inspired to create […]