Thursday, 19 September 2019

Michelle Morin

Michelle Morin is drawn to the pattern of nature and her observational studies are rich and varied collages of observed movement and texture.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019

Daphne McClure

I have selected some works by Daphne McClure that feature her observations of flocks of birds. Daphne McClure was born in 1930 and is a celebrated Cornish artist, born in Helston she attended Redruth Art School and Hornsey College of Art in London. She completed her studies at Central School of Arts and Crafts and became a costume and set designer at the Royal Opera House.  

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Maria Ginnerup I

It has been a few years now since my friend and former colleague Maria Ginnerup returned to her homeland of Denmark. After years of working as an art therapist in Scotland, it is wonderful to see her reclaiming her own creativity in these decorative portraits.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Emma McClure III

Emma McClure was born in London in 1962 the daughter of renowned Cornish painter Daphne McClure she went on to study at Falmouth, Winchester and Chelsea Schools of Art. Her paintings are a visual poetry of cherished moments and observations.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Maggie Matthews

Maggie Matthews is a Cornish artist who paints very decorative, patterned garden scenes and studies of native plants in their natural habitats.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Inching along

Last September I inched through the creative challenge of tiny thumbprint illustrations set by House of Illustration in London in response and celebration of their exhibition of John Vernon Lord, Strangely I have been compeled by a Colour Collective's weekly challenge to do more. I like this surreal technique where I just put down some paint, study it in its abstraction and then see what I can see to draw out. It is oddly relaxing, and inspiring as I never know what will reveal itself to me.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Cindy Wume III

A wonderful scarecrow with happy musical birds in attendance by Cindy Wume that reminded me of Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Ivo Hoogveld

It is pouring with rain here today so sunshine is coming in the form of  Ivo Hoogveld's bees from the current exhibition of 'Bees' at Ó Galeria Lisboa.

Sunday, 8 September 2019


This painting had layers and layers of paint and texture applied first to build up the watery depths. We have gannets diving for fish off the shore here as we are in the Forth and near the Bass Rock where they nest. They are breathtaking to watch.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Listening to snails

When it has rained this summer, which has been quite often, I have gone to my tiny wild front garden and enjoyed sitting . . . listening  . . . to snails. This painting I made from my imagination, featuring my friend's cat who I am lucky to spend time with, every summer.