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Painting during lockdown & enjoying Cambridge's History

Katherine Mansfield said, “It is of tremendous importance that we laugh at ourselves.” For those who know me well will be aware that I am a very big admirer of Mansfield and in these times of lockdown I guess we have to find something to laugh at even if it is ourselves....
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Africa, Cornwall and the Cambridge Museum

I can be very boring… and it’s hard to believe that here we are again and the time has sped past us. So I will be boring … and look at what has happened during that time! I am preparing for Sunday, November 21 and the Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival.  A...
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Enjoying painting Fowey in Cornwall

Here I am in Wellington for Easter, blustery city, but the city houses two of my daughters, so I have a special  affinity to this city. I had my pop up exhibition a couple of weekends ago - just for one day, to celebrate the Cambridge Autumn Festival.  I met some v...
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Commissions and outdoor art

Good Morning - I’m looking  forward to this coming year. Getting back to normality anyway after the Christmas break. I saw all of my family, three daughters who are the mainstay of my family and am off soon for a week in Wellington where two of my daughters live. I ha...
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New paintings and cheese platters

My exhibition with Jo Beckett on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November is getting closer, and I am busy preparing new art with some new themes.I have attached the photos of three of the new paintings to this post -Fowey in Cornwall - I have a great love of Cornwall...
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Tinakori Road, Oriental Bay and a new exhibition in November

It is always a joy to visit Wellington (not the least because two of my daughters Anna and Jenny live there!), seeing the beautiful old homes that look like they could fall off the side of the hill.The narrow winding streets of Tinakori Road, the Katherine Mansfield House, a...
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Paintings in the time of Covid

September 7, 2020

Paintings in the time of Covid

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone - September and Spring already! You will agree (I am sure), that this has been a year like no other, and stress has been at a premium - for different reasons, whether it is because of lack of freedom, lack of income, concern about...
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Memories of my travels and the inspirations for many of my paintings

Time to write a blog - sitting here as you all are - waiting for this lockdown to end and trying to work out what happens next. Disappointed that The Cambridge Autumn Festival was cancelled because of the lockdown and we have to wait a year for this to happen again. It is a ...
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What I've been up to and short note on Fauve artists

Here I am again, - it has been a while since I have entered a post – the last few months have gone by so quickly! In November 2019 I took part in the Cambridge Rotary Garden Festival as one of the ‘art in the garden’ exhibitors. This was a magnificent success with 950 ...
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Hundertwasser - brilliance

October 2, 2019

Hundertwasser - from Austria to New Zealand (and toilets)

Hopefully you have heard of the fascinating Artist & Architect - Friedrich Hundertwasser. Many of you will know of him because of his high profile in Keri Keri, New Zealand. His art is totally different. How a brain can go every which way but one has always been asked of art...
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