Beautiful snowdrops!

Beautiful snowdrops!

Here we are heading towards the end of February and the tail end of snowdrops in the hedge are still inspiring and beautiful. Two pages in my sketchbook, I’ve written about the different species and the common names that are given. It’s been a fun thing to...
Finding my mojo!

Finding my mojo!

[inspiration] It’s time to find my mojo! What is it that presses your creative button? What starts those painting juices flowing? Something spurs on the ideas and suddenly you’re creating, painting and in the zone. When your last work was so “deep.” From a place that...
Sketching the hedgerows.

Sketching the hedgerows.

The beautiful shapes of the plants you find in the hedgerows are inspirational. This curled up Harts Tongue Fern looks like a flower, it was too beautiful to pass by. It’s now recorded on my 2024 sketchbook. Sketching helps me relax, keeps my drawing skill on point...
A good start to the New Year!

A good start to the New Year!

Well here we are half way through January and itching to get drawing and painting. It was a busy 2023 with courses at Brambles and a late painting holiday in sunny Morocco. Our new dates are on the website, offering courses in Devon, Tuscany in May, Calamansac –...

100 views of Mt Fuji

> While in Tokyo we went to the national museum to see the Japanese national treasures. One in particular stood out – Hokusai. > Many of his beautiful wood cut prints, which look like paintings are there and some very special hand painted scrolls. Several of his...
Inspirational Japan

Inspirational Japan

My muse – Mt Fuji. We’ve recently been travelling in Japan and Hong Kong and the trip was a feast of beautiful views and a source of so much inspiration. Over the next few months I’m going to share my creative journey. This is to show how valuable it is to have...