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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Happy New Year. A collage of some of my 2008 work.


Happy New Year all. May 2009 be filled with love and creativity.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas


So that is Christmas done with, but yes it was nice. Had 14 for lunch at home on Christmas day, then chilled on Boxing day, then to friends on the Saturday for a birthday bash. Still New Year to get past yet, then back to some serious work! Hopefully get my latest painting finished, see photo, then on to something new. I really have to try to get a good collection of work together to try for an exhibition around Easter time.
So, for now, I hope all had a wonderfull Christmas, and wishing you all a great New Year.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas is coming!!


Well,it's that time of year again, so here is a little share of my newly decorated fireplace, all ready for Christmas. Wishes to all for a happy Christmas full of love and joy.

Monday, 8 December 2008

The Ice Queen.



I have painted this for the Christmas window display at the fabric shop I do the window dressing for. It is on ply, and is 220/ 125cms.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

New painting. Sunflowers


A commission. Sunflowers,acrylic on canvas. 60/50cm.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

New paintings I am working on.





A seascape in oil, still working on this, quite new to me, I don't normally do seascapes!! Plus my portrait of the artist RobertLenkiewicz, taken from his own self portrait.

Monday, 24 November 2008

My latest mural.Map of the Mediterranean.



I spent two days just scaling this up to the 6.50/3.50 meter wall, so that everything would be in the right place with correct distances etc. Not something I would like to do again!! The idea is that it should look like an old papyrus map.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Recent paintings.







Some of my recent paintings.

What I've been up to!!





Painting at home quite a bit, plus I've taken on the task of painting my caracked concrete terrace outside my house!! I must be mad>>>>

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Work!!




A mural of Winnie the Pooh for a boys bedroom.
One of the panels for a cupboard.
Hand painted panel in a bedroom.

Work continuing, weather changed

A long time since I have written anything here. Work continues, a few pictures to follow.
Yesterday we had our first storm with thunder lightning, and loads of rain.. Well needed, but always makes one feel sad, is the Summer over?!
Projects.... In the process of dressing a huge house with new curtains and accessories ( bed covers and cushions etc) I chose all the materials, and then designed the curtains, with drawings for the cient, now in the process of dressing a room at a time, as the curtains are being made.
Murals in bathrooms, and possibly some paintings to be done for the same client, around October.
Eighty or so paintings to be done for a hotel in the north of Corfu.
Murals of Peter Pan to be done in a boys bedroom.
Enough to be getting on with anyway....but some time just now to do some painting for myself!!

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Work!!



Well, been a long time since I have had a bit of spare time to write anything here. This isjust a quick one to put a couple of photographs of what I have been working on.

Painting again, I have had two commissioned portraits to do. The one of the little boy is now finished, and it is acrylic on canvas, 30x40. The other one of the two girls, I am still working on, it's oil, and is taking longer because of drying times. 50x70cm.

The weather here has got really, really hot, and I don't feel like doing anything at all, but work must go on. I haven't even been swimming yet!!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Easter Sunday


Had a great day on Easter (Greek) Sunday, a barbecue in the garden, and I roasted a leg of lamb in the oven as well. Obviously these friends of ours had a good...or maybe boring!!! day!!


Thursday, 24 April 2008

Happy Easter


Some of my painted olive wood eggs.

Flowers on a club walls




Back in Corfu


Painting of a Faberge egg.Acrylic on canvas 130x180cm

Back in Corfu.

Back in Corfu, and work work work, hence not much time to write. Here's a few things I've been doing.
A painting of a Faberge egg 130x180cm, for a shop window.
Some rather large flowers for a club.
A few painted olive wood eggsI will probably give as gifts at Greek Easter, which is this weekend.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

8th April 2008

I have said my farewells to my father,
the service was lovely, and his casket was accompanied to the grave by a lone piper. He is now at rest, and it is a really beautifull spot, on top of a hill surrounded by fields, with the ruins of Abernethy castle overlooking the graveyard.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Sharnbrook




Some views of Upper Farm and its gardens. I used to climb the willow tree as a child and sit up there for hours. It was a lot smaller then!
It seems right that I should visit the house now, whilst en route to Inverness to say my final farewell to my father.

A trip down memory lane.


I am now in Sharnbrook, the village where I was born. This is Upper Farm, the house I was born in and lived in for half of my life. Luckily I know Julia and David who had bought the house from my mother, so I went visiting with my friend Kathy who I am staying with while here.
Julia very kindly let me look round the whole house,and though of course it is now decorated differently, and with great taste I might add, the memories came flooding back. Although it all seemed so much smaller than I remember!!
We had a lovely cup of tea and a gossip with Julia and David, then wandered off back along the high street.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Honnington.


I went to see my dear friend Sharon in Honnington near Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday. We worked it out that we hadn't seen each other in around 9 years, so it was really lovely to see her. She has a beautifull little house in this very lovely quiet village, and she lives an idyllic life of just pottering around her garden, feeding the guinea pigs and rabbit. She teaches three times a week in a local school, which actually takes up a lot of her time as she has a lot of organisational work to do at home.
The weather was beautifull, so we were able to get out and about. We went to a local garden centre, where I could ohh and ahh about all the lovely plants, we had a lovely wander there, and then tea, all very English. It reminded me of when I used to take my mother around the garden centres near Christchurch, which was where she lived.
Anyway I had a lovely couple of days with Sharon, talking of the (s0metimes crazy) times we had in Corfu when she had lived there , our long walks over the hills in the North of the island, to our mad nights out in the clubs on what was called the disco strip.
I then went back to London for a day, and I am now going up to Sharnbrook, the village where I was born, and lived for the first 20 years of my life. I am going to stay with a friend there then fly out from Luton to Inverness for my father's funeral on Tuesday 8th April.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Painted the doorsin the entrance area.




I went back to the job I had just completed,to paint the doors in the entrance area to match the walls,so that it all flows through a bit better. For something so simple, I think it is a great improvement , and makes all the difference. My client was thrilled with the completed mural, and I must admit I am very pleased!!

Inspired by my visit to the National Gallery.


After my visit to the National Gallery, I was inspired to do this drawing after having seen once more, after many years, Leonardo Da Vinci's Madonna of the Rocks.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey.


This painting byPaul Delaroche 1797-1856, oil on canvas 246x297 cm, is one that I spent a long time standing in front of in The National Gallery yesterday. The picture I have here is a detail from the painting, and does not in anyway depict the incredible light that falls on Lady Jane, and the texture of her silk gown. It really leaves me speechless, unable to do justice to the painting with mere words. All I can say is if any of you out there find yourselves in the National Gallery, go and stand in front of this painting. I can not remember which room it is in, but you can not really miss it, as it glows from across the other side as you enter the room.

Of course on this visit, I re aquainted myself with a lot of old favourites, but seeing this painting and Alison Watts work, really made my day. Plus, once again, like my visit to the Tate Modern, it had rained all morning, but as I left the gallery the sun came out!