Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Oil and Water II

1st - 30th September 2015 Gill Jelley and I will be exhibiting at The Savill Garden again - here are the details:

We will be demonstrating on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 30th.

The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 6pm, more info at:

The Savill Garden :: Wick Lane :: Englefield Green :: Egham :: TW20 0UU

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Another demonstrating day at The Savill Garden

Friday the 19th September saw Gill and I back at The Savill Garden for our third demonstration day.

Progression on our demonstration pieces is coming along quite nicely, Gill is working on some beautiful autumn berries...

...and my piece is of two Echinacea blooms...
I'm hoping to be putting the finishing touches to this piece at our fourth and final demonstration day on the 28th September...although there is still a lot of work to do.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Demonstrating at The Savill Garden

Sunday 31st August saw Gill and I demonstrating our techniques in the Pod at The Savill Garden.

Gill worked on an initial sketch of a Pansy from the gardens which will eventually become a botanical watercolour, and then went on to develop a pen and ink piece. My large canvas was in the very early stages of becoming two Echinacea blooms...the central disk florets are going to be a bit of a challenge.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

'Oil and Water' at The Savill Garden

'Oil and Water' is now set-up and ready to go. With the help of good friend Isabel Carmona ( and Gill's husband Vic, we managed to finish setting up yesterday evening...a very big thank you to them and to Brian and the staff at Savill who have been amazingly helpful.

During the month of September visitors can also enjoy the annual 'Sculpture in the Garden' event which starts on Monday 1st.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'Oil and Water' Exhibition at The Savill Garden

During the month of September I will be holding an exhibition at The Savill garden with fellow artist and friend Gill Jelley.

Gill's work is botanical in style - the detail she manages to capture is amazing - and is produced in watercolour on hot pressed paper. You can see more of her work on her lovely website...

My work will be a mixture of oil painting and printmaking...have a look at my website for more details...

The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 6pm, more info at:

Monday, 18 November 2013

'Scapes' Exhibition Now Open

This weekend was the opening of ‘Scapes’ Exhibition. It was a bit of a team effort getting started with hanging and sorting table displays, but thanks to Nuala’s tireless attention to detail and extra hours spent making final preparations the exhibition looks amazing.  

Here’s my contribution to the event...four small landscapes.

You can view the gallery in 360 view

Friday, 8 November 2013

'Scapes' Exhibition

This summer I discovered the joy of painting en plein air. As a floral painter I usually work in my studio, so it was a great surprise to find that working outside wasn't quite as scary as I imagined. 

Having my painting buddies along helped enormously - Nuala Whales, Isabel Carmona, Pam Grayburn and Liz Milburn, all established local artists - made the whole experience really special. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover how nice it was to have folks out walking wander over to have a look at what we were working on and have a bit of a chat.

Inspired by our en plein air experiences my fellow painting buddies and I have decided to hold an exhibition of landscapes and seascapes at The Inner Piece Gallery in Thatcham, West Berkshire. We will be joined by Silk Painter and Craftmaker, Helen Mortimer, who is also part of our little group.

Here are the details...please call in if you’re nearby:

Exhibition Dates :: Saturday 16th November 2013 - Saturday 30th November 2013
Gallery Opening Hours :: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays
Inner-piece Framing Studio :: Phone: 07806 563322
Unit 12 Lower Way Farm, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3TL