Happy New Year

Hi Everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. May it be a healthy and joyful one for you with abundance in all manner of things. Here, on the Isle of Wight, it’s been a strange start to the year.  Like most of the UK, we have gone into lockdown but there is hope...

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Wishing you well at Christmas

Wishing you well at Christmas

Hi Everyone   I hope you are all keeping well and have plans over Christmas where you will be with another or others as I think it is friendships, family and all those social interactions that make the world go round.   I would love to share my Christmas...

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The Benefits of Tissue Paper

The Benefits of Tissue Paper

Have you ever thought of the benefits of tissue paper to add texture to your background?  I came up with the idea illustrated in the photo,  the aim being to paint a postcard in a short space of time for a craft evening.  What people didn't realise is...

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Autumn has Arrived!

Autumn has Arrived!

Hi Everyone How are you all and how are you getting on with this second lockdown? I know that the world of painting has exploded with so many people looking for activities to persue from the comfort of their own homes.  Not only that, Uncle Bob as I call him, ie...

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Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Why would someone do that you may ask?  Why not – it produces the most effective results and each medium has its individual gifts so used together create a double whammy!  Acrylics have a dynamic and wide range of colour and oils do too, but they have a...

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Taking steps……….

Taking steps……….

  Hi Everyone I hope all is well with each and every one of you as we ease ourselves out of this unusual year we have experienced. I’m writing to confirm that I am now available for classes teaching primarily from home on a one-to-one basis (as with this art...

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