my life- more colourful and unusual

This last 2 weeks I have been working on some rather different surfaces. It’s been more for fun than money , but I was needing a bit of a boost and putting some colour in my house has helped. After a lovely long weekend with friends, staying near Lecce (in Puglia) in a lovely appartment… Continue reading my life- more colourful and unusual

Picking up speed……(back to work)

At last  the scaffolding is gone and the building work seems to have more or less finished and my studio feels like my creative space again. I didn’t know how important it was until it was temporarily taken away. Now having re-organised it and gradually relaxing after having felt in a state of siege  I… Continue reading Picking up speed……(back to work)

Looking for Artists- or Writers – or Musicians- or film makers

My “artist’s retreat ” has been booked all summer  and the last people left on saturday.  Next year i would like to increase the proportion of creative people staying there as now i am confident that the house is good, the atmosphere is conducive to creativity and I was right, Pisticci is special. I have… Continue reading Looking for Artists- or Writers – or Musicians- or film makers

february………….

Have decided that as I think February is the most miserable of months to make some plans to compensate. Have ordered 27 new canvas boards – 7 of which are square (40x40cms) and challenge myself to use them all this month.  I don’t know what I will do with them but something fun- not commissions.… Continue reading february………….

just working away….and learning…..and stuff

This last period has been a bit of a learning curve for me. I started by painting some scenes from venice because I love the colours and I wanted to paint a bit more loosely and not feel I had to put in every detail. Its not very easy at all to do that and… Continue reading just working away….and learning…..and stuff