My Pet – Challenge

We all love our pets, from the traditional Cat and Dog to the exotic Iguana! The challenge is to capture your pet in the medium of your choice, painted with love and care, capturing their personality. Jupiter - My saviour during lockdown! Competition - 3. Win a £50.00 voucher to…

The Gate – winner!

“The Gate” - the winner receives a £50.00 voucher to spend at Brambles Art Retreat, on a course or a piece of work. Thank you to all who participated this week, we had a broad selection of styles to choose from, the moody black and white, or the light through…

Sketchbook Share

I’ve been filling sketchbooks for many years now. Using them for preparation for painting ideas and as teaching tools showing the drawing and painting process. The selection below are from a very special sketch book, my “Stay at Home” sketchbook that I started using lockdown. it documents all the changes…

The Gate Challenge

Mini Competition - 2 Win a £50.00 voucher to spend at Brambles Art Retreat. The theme a gate, old, new, urban, countryside, real or imaginary. Inspired by the fascination of gates, the gate often leads the viewer into the painting, tempting them to look beyond the gate. Farm gates that…

The Foxglove – Winner

Foxglove Challenge - mini competition 1 A big thank you to the participants of our first Mini -Competition. The entries provided us with range of very beautiful styles to choose from starting with the botanically realistic, others moody, and ethereal and an intensely coloured collage. The winner receives a £50.00…

Foxglove Challenge!

Competition - 1 Win a £50.00 voucher to spend at Brambles Art Retreat. Inspired by the beautiful hedgerows full of foxgloves, at this time of year we are challenging you to paint your version of a foxglove. Any Style any media. Entries to reach us by 6pm on Monday 22nd,…

The hedgerows changing!

As summer approaches the hedgerows are springing into life. I’ve been fascinated how each day things change, but this week the leaf growth has been abundant. The severely hacked back trees that are ravaged by the hedge trimmers in Autumn are now bursting into leaf. Ive loved their architectural shapes…

“Stay at Home”

I started a new sketchbook the day Boris Johnson told us to save lives “Stay at Home.” I shared the idea with as few friends and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the response was really great. So why not join me and start your “Stay at Home” sketchbook. I…
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