Saturday, 31 December 2011

Paintings 2011

I have two New Year Resolutions:
To draw every day, even just a squiggle.
To catalogue my work and sales.

Above are some of the paintings that people bought in 2011, others slipped out of the studio without being photographed.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Tessa Newcomb

I really enjoy the paintings of Mary Newcomb
Another Christmas book received was a collection of paintings by her daughter Tessa Newcomb Her paintings have the same lightness of touch as Mary Potter and Winifred Nicholson. I especially like her dogs.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Anna Pugh

A few years ago I discovered the work of Anna Pugh when I bought a pack of cards of her 'Piper' at a Retired Greyhound Trust event. I am now the proud owner of her book, which I shall treasure for years to come, for its colour, composition and perspective.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Winner

This is Bea, after a few biscuits, announcing
The winner of the Post Box Print is "decorart"

Monday, 26 December 2011


Our morning walk takes place in the dark.
Touchwood Kitchens have the most elegant Christmas lights.
Breakfast followed by a snooze.
Our afternoon walks have grown, we made it to Coopers Croft on Christmas Eve.

Saturday, 24 December 2011


I'm sure the fishermen at The Stade, Hastings have painted this boat a different colour. This season it is blue.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Coastal Highlights

We stayed at Tamarix, Winchelsea Beach twice this year in April and September. The first photos are Mr PWP and Finn at low tide and also our 'beach field' shingle garden.

Next Hastings Old Town, we always park at The Stade and stick to the East Hill part of town. In 2012 the Jerwood Gallery will open there. Just a hop up the high street is Made in Hastings, Judges Bakery and a host of second hand shops bursting with treasure.

East is Pett Level, you have to climb up the high bank to see if the tide is out, if it is, watch out for spooky groins and ancient woodland.

If the shingle gets too orange and you need to see a green field. Rye Military Canal is verdant.

Next Rye Harbour Village, to visit Avocet Gallery and see the iconic Red Hut.

We have been visiting Rye for six years, the Rye Art Gallery, bookstore and sweetie shops are curious. This year we climbed to the top of all the cobbled hills. Friends say you should climb the church tower.

Then onto Camber Sands. Sand, golden, 'proper' sand and powerful winds.

Finally Dungeness. Wonderfully bleak. We are reliably informed the fish and chip shop is mind blowingly good. I just stand outside Prospect Cottage day dreaming.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Rye At Christmas

Yesterday we had arranged our Christmas trip to Mr PWP's family in Rye, but sadly Patsy, who had reached the splendid age of 92, died last weekend. We arrived and took a tour of the High Street and met up with Dougie and Brycee for lunch.

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