News, News 2017, Painting

A postcard from 1923

I have a new hobby: I am painting plants and insects on the back of vintage postcards, from the Victorian era up to pre world war II. Some are still blank but others were written and sent. I love reading the faded words, inspecting the old stamps, imagining the people writing soft and loving words… Continue reading A postcard from 1923

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Hampshire Artists Open Studios

Hello everyone! It is the time of year to open studio doors and welcome people to see my work and have a chat! My studio, house and garden will be open from Friday 25 to Monday 28, with a preview on the Thursday evening. I will be painting most of the time so you can… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios

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The Ethical Artist – New article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine

The Artists & Illustrators Magazine May issue is out! I have another article in there, and this time it's not about botanical art: it's called "The Ethical Artist" and it's about looking at where our art materials come from and what they are made off. I did quite a bit of research and got in… Continue reading The Ethical Artist – New article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine

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Article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine – Parrot Tulip Masterclass

Hello everyone, The April issue of A&I Magazine is out, with my Apricot Tulip Masterclass on a 4 page spread. I always find it exciting to see my paintings published... There are 2 other botanical artists' tutorials in the issue, by Fiona Swapp and Mariella Baldwin. So if you like botanical art, this is an… Continue reading Article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine – Parrot Tulip Masterclass

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Update on Fabriano Artistico – 1st February 2017

Hello everyone, I thought it was time to write an update on the Fabriano Artistico paper situation. Unfortunately, for the moment, the report is that there is nothing much to report on the paper front. The October earthquake in Italy hit the Pioraco Mill and the roof collapsed, damaging some of the machinery. Fortunately nobody… Continue reading Update on Fabriano Artistico – 1st February 2017