My Pen and Ink City Panoramas

A few years ago when I was going through a minimalist phase I did lots of simple pen and ink sketches, trying to capture faces, places and buildings in just a few black lines, by reducing everything back to its basic elements. Part of this project included a series of panoramic sketches I did of…

A sketch of my dear old Dad, David.

Originally posted on Travels with my Art:
? A sketch of my dad, David. This is a sketch I did of my dad who died 25 years ago today – It feels like forever ago, a lifetime ago, I suppose it was. My dad died unexpectedly from a heart attack in April 1990. He had…

The Frangipani Tree.

nn The frangipani is one of my favourite trees with its heady scent and bright flowers being forever evocative of tropical climates I have experienced. I pass this one most days going into Mwanza town, it is just off Makongoro Road near the clock tower roundabout and every time I see it I want to…

What greater gift than the love of a cat?

Today I feel a little out of sorts. I have just found out that my dear old cat Brzeska has died. My husband and I bought Brzeska from Sheffield Cat Shelter in 2004, although back then Brzeska was called Tommy. I choose him because he was the most stylish and elegant cat I had ever…

Every Day in May (part two)

Here are the last 16 sketches from the online art challenge I have been recently taking part in. Everyday in May, along with other artists from around the world, I posted sketches of whatever the subject was on that particular day on the facebook page Every Day in May. These pictures were created between May…

Every Day in May 2014 (part one).

Throughout May I have been taking part in an online art challenge to draw or paint a new picture everyday. Along with about 400 other artists from around the world I have been posting sketches of whatever the subject is that particular day on the facebook page Every Day in May. So far the topics…

A sketch of my dear old Dad, David.

  This is a sketch I did of my dad who died 25 years ago today – It feels like forever ago, a lifetime ago, I suppose it was. My dad died unexpectedly from a heart attack in April 1990. He had been suffering from angina, but his death was still a huge shock to…

The floating markets in Bangkok.

I am currently working on a painting, inspired by the floating markets of Bangkok.  Here are some early sketches, in watercolour and in paint, which I will be using as inspiration for my final piece of work.

A wintery walk in Baldock with Vera and Baron.

Living overseas from my family, I often get a little, homesick… ok, ok, I often get terribly homesick. But I am not really sure what for – my mum, my sisters, my friends or perhaps just the familiarity of England. Well whatever the feeling is, or why I get it, looking at this painting gives…