Life of its own

Life of its own

Sometimes a painting seems to have a life of its own. I have been working on a painting of the Tropical House in Madeira for three years. When I say working on I really mean I have had it in the studio. It often looked at me from the wall and said that it wasn’t’ the...

Spanner Quarry and other meanderings

I’ve been drawing Hidden Nature in my area. These quarries were worked until the 1960s. They are high on the hill above our house. So the textures and shapes of the quarries are my obsession and have developed a whole new series of work. Thanks to a grant from...

Arts Council Grants

I’ve been so pleased to receive an emergency fund from Arts Council England. It has allowed me to carry on working, painting and drawing my environment. Fortunately I have been able to support the work at Inspire Women Oldham by hosting Zoom art sessions with some of...

Happy Easter 2020

During the self isolation I decided to post some of my happy paintings onto Instagram to cheer myself up. I started to produce images of the blossom carrying on from the Springtime paintings in my studio. Since I’m not able to go there at the moment I set up the...

Pennine Painters

My group which has been meeting in my studio for over seven years will be taking part in an exhibition on Saturday 28 March at Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. OL3 6HS. Drop in to meet me and the group.