On this brisk and sunny Sunday afternoon I should be outside enjoying the fresh air and doing some gardening... But I went clubbing on Friday night and went to an ice-hockey match last night. Two late nights in a row, I'm too old for this. So today, I am sprawled out on the sofa in… Continue reading Botanical Bites – my new painting series
Hello everyone, The first of December seems like a fine date to launch my new Etsy shop! I would have liked to fill it more before launching but I will keep adding things on a regular basis. I am using this new platform to sell small paintings (easily sent in the post) and some of… Continue reading Launching my Etsy shop Flora’s Patch
A warm hello on this grey and cold Sunday afternoon... After lots of thinking about how to juggle my "art life" with my "textiles and crochet life", I have decided to start another blog, dedicated entirely to Textiles and Crochet. If you are interested in all of it, it means that you will have to… Continue reading Crochet and textiles on Flora’s Patch blog
Good morning! I posted the fourth and last part of the sunflower demonstration on YouTube. (Finally!!) Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9BFenDnRNw I hope you enjoy it, Happy painting!
I am spending a few days at West Dean College, teaching two courses in a row with a day off in between. Today I can have a lie in, admiring the ceiling in my beautiful tower room, taking the time to feel all Rapunzel like. I will go for a few walks, eat the gorgeous… Continue reading Supermoon gazing at West Dean Gardens
Saturday 5th of November was a sad day for flower painters. After 20 years, the last AGM of the Society of Floral Painters took place in Salisbury, a last chance for old friends to say goodbye. There were many a tear shed as members and committee members expressed their affection, pride, gratitude and sorrow for… Continue reading The end of the Society of Floral Painters
Artists & Illustrators Magazine is 30 years old… Happy birthday! To celebrate this anniversary edition, they are publishing 30 painting challenges in their October issue, which is out now. I am so pleased to be part of the celebrations, having written 3 of these 30 challenges: painting a botanical quince (number 1), painting a field… Continue reading Artists & Illustrators Magazine is 30 years old!