Monet’s Window No 2

Monet’s Window No 2, mix media, 29x40cm SOLD

I’m so pleased to have sold a picture at Hungerford Summer Festival’s art exhibition. If you haven’t visited yet, there’s still time as the exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5.30pm, closing this Sunday. It comprises an eclectic collection of work by artists local to Hungerford, ranging from things to hang on your wall to something to wear to a ball!

This painting was inspired by a visit to Monet’s house at Giverny. The house was typically (for an old French house) quite dark inside, but through every window you could see the amazing garden that came right up to the house – a riot of colour that seeped through into the rooms.

This is the second painting on this theme; the first, Monet’s Window No 1, can be seen in my still life Gallery.

Electric hue!

Vibrant and warm, tulips from another season when you didn’t need a light on by lunchtime!

This is a new card in the rack, and would usually be on sale at Hungerford Hub & Library. Unfortunately, the current COVID lockdown means there is restricted access to the library right now (click and collect only) but you can always buy my cards here.

£4 each (or 3 for £10); free postage in the UK

Hungerford Summer Festival Exhibition

Monet’s Window No 1 (bottom centre)

Lovely to be showing with other artists in TheCurve@Hungerford Hub & Library. Sponsored by Hungerford Summer Festival, the exhibition is open 10am to 4pm every weekend throughout the festival, closing on 14th July.

I’m also selling cards and a few of my drawings, mounted and ready to frame. Hope to see you there!

On show this weekend


Very pleased to be exhibiting some of my work this weekend at the Old Bluecoat School Art Experience Exhibition in Thatcham. The exhibition is one of many events taking place during Thatcham’s Arts Festival running until 19th October and will be open this weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, 10am-4pm.

This is one of five pieces I have put into the exhibition. It’s a mixed media painting entitled ‘Clear Vase’ painted in the spring when there was colour and light in abundance.


On show now…

“Deco Rose”, acrylic inks and Derwent watercolour art bars.

…at The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough, in their annual open art exhibition running from 3 – 26 May 2018. Opening times of the shop can be found here.

Hanging on another wall…

Yellow Iris, acrylics

On this dismally grey August day I am missing the brightness of this painting. It was sold at the HADCAF art exhibition and now hangs on someone else’s wall. Better unpack the acrylic inks and get cracking!

On show this weekend

Dutch Rose, mix media, acrylic base.

Getting ready for an exhibition this weekend in East Shefford. I have three pieces in this showcase of local artists being held at St Thomas’s Church, Saturday 15 July, 10-6pm. There is also an Open Garden and concert in the evening – proceeds to the church fund.

Yellow Iris

Yelbow Iris, acrylic inks, 51x64cm framed size; £POA

On show at Insight 2017, the flagship exhibition of Open Studios. Last weekend of opening at New Greenham Arts, Newbury, 11-5pm daily.

The edge of my world

Acrylics on canvas board

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect

This painting originated as a ‘blind’ drawing of pots and brushes set out ready for me to start work. It is also by nature a one line drawing. It was produced at a one-day workshop held by Annie Monk (at The White Horse Book Shop, Marlborough) on using acrylics to produce the abstract image. This simple line construction was our starting point – some people then turned their drawing through 90 degrees to put another set of working lines over the first. My natural inclination was to maintain a connection to reality which is why my piece still offers the viewer a strong visual reference.