Thursday, 29 September 2011

Back to work

We were on our way to the Strand Quay Gallery in Rye, but got distracted. It was love at first sight, a table with green legs and a rocking chair with a curved back. This week without my own Gallery to tend I have managed to keep incredibly busy, banking, packing greeting cards, talking with framers, potential new stockists and publishers. A 'Hastings Hut' was sold at the Strand Quay and an Arts Hut customer bought the red teapot painting by mail order. The weather is fabulous, ideal for painting in the garden.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

if: ferocious

This cockerel was so ferocious to everyone except his owner, that he had to go. This portrait is a reminder of his character.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011


A VIP wriggly baby, new Mum and later some fantastic cup cakes.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


I recently completed a number of paintings on board, found lurking in the corners of the studio.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Dungeness Staffs

Yesterday we dropped new works to Avocet Gallery and arranged to meet a family who wanted to buy one of my paintings as a birthday gift. It was a perfect match between customer and understanding of subject matter, she used to live at Greatstone. It was fun to see my painting with its lovely new owner.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Coastal Currents

A splendid day visiting Open Studios at Hastings Country Park and Pett Level.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

if: boundaries

This weeks Illustration Friday topic is boundaries. I have started creating monoprints of Rye. In the 14th century, it was a fortified town, and at the time there were four gates built to allow access inside the walls - the Landgate, Strandgate, Baddings Gate and the Postern Gate. Of the four gates, only the Landgate remains today.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Window Displays

Just flicking through old photos, my cow paintings were the most popular window display by far.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My Final Show in Herstmonceux

Arts Hut is open for a final windblown Dungeness inspired fling, ending at 1pm on September 17th.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


After hours of coastal exploring we flopped into the dramatically refurbished Ship at Winchelsea Beach, for hot chocolate, cake and pork & herb sausages to take away.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hailsham Arts Festival

Hailsham High Street 9am. Awash with artists carrying large paintings and long suffering partners armed with drills and hammers hanging art in shop windows, as part of Hailsham Arts Festival. Then Ms Rachel Widdows turned up in Jilly Cooper mode, we were almost speechless. I have use of an empty shop, in truth a warehouse. As Hailsham has a cattle market I thought it appropriate to take the cows.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Long Pit

Having the deadline of September 9th is good. Half worked pieces are receiving a finishing flourish. It's all about 'suggestion' and shingle.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


The hide overlooking the waders pool at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Uncle's Shed in the summertime.
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