Saturday, 13 July 2019

Take a Break

                                          Take a Break. Oil on canvas.

Albany Gallery Summer Show. 4th July -17th August 2019.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Bougainvillea and Mimosa.

Two plants which conjure up the South of France for me. Mimosa I had as a surprise present a year ago; I couldn't quite believe it at the time. It's now strong and sturdy, surviving snow and even producing flowers during the freezing temperatures last year. The Bougainvillea plants I found in the local super-market a couple of days ago. I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams that I could possess these plants in Wales. So many times I gazed with envy at people in the market in Montcuq walking away with Mimosa plants and longed to take one home with me. Bougainvillea instantly brings to mind images of the French Riviera, of garden walls along the coast glowing with the vibrancy of bougainvillea flowers.  Possessing these plants seemed even more remote yet here they are sitting on my dining room table. Who knows if they will survive but I'm hopeful!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Shelter Cymru Art Auction 2018.

Shelter Cymru. Art Auction 2018. 



Timed auction of 40+ lots starting on 10th August & finishing at 8pm on 20th September
Bids can be placed on the-saleroom.

    Oil on canvas.    `Jazz in the Afternoon`, 30 x 40cms. Framed.
 Oil on canvas. `Jazz in the Afternoon`, 30 x 40cms. Framed.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A minor hiccup!

After a winter spent exercising my new knee and slowly getting back to normal, a bit of a hiccup! Walking too fast one morning, thinking of other things and sure that I would return to the studio in the next few weeks my foot hit a loose and raised paving stone in my road. A trip by ambulance to hospital, then surgery and I'm back exercising and repeating the process, this time for a new hip and this time throughout a brilliant summer. I may not yet be back in the studio, although I did call in one day with my grandsons to pick up a painting for this year's Shelter Cymru Auction next month, but I have started painting at home. The landscape throughout my enforced break in work has ranged dramatically from the deep snow in the winter months to the long heatwave this summer.  The sun always drives me to the easel, and this year I felt I could have been painting in Montcuq as I woke up each morning to blue skies and sunshine and hot days. It was always too inspirational to ignore so now I'm expecting some bright images to appear on canvas.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Enforced interlude.

 Painting is on hold while I recover from knee surgery. With the spring and summer to look forward to I am buzzing with ideas for new work knowing that the walk to the studio will be so easy after this. The wait is hard but I'm consoled by the thought that my studio is there waiting for me, unchanged, just as I left it with the large canvas on the easel. The painting is in the early stages and is unlikely to bear much resemblance to this image when finished.

Unfinished. No title.

Despite the inactivity I have sold two paintings. Now my aim is to start working on a new collection of paintings with new galleries in mind. All I need is a good recovery and a functioning knee. Almost there!