Sunday 27 November 2011

Clover Field

I have this strange obsession with dead plants, thought I would share with you my most recent find.

I don't know what the plant is so if anybody can enlighten me I would be grateful. A few weeks ago it looked like this.

The painting that I am working on currently is inspired by the lovely yellow ochre colour of these leaves.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Thinking about stitch

I have been thinking about stitch recently (before I started painting I was an embroiderer). I have always wanted to bring stitch and paint together but have never quite got around to it. Here are some artists that I am finding inspiring at the moment.

Emily Barletta

Matthew Harris

Roanna Wells

Sunday 13 November 2011


Some of my paintings stacked up showing these lovely edges.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Paul Murray

Red table with cups and cakes

The Scottish artist Paul Murray is a new discovery for me, I came across his work fairly recently at the Lemon Street Gallery in Cornwall. I really like his semi abstract still life and landscape paintings, I love the colours which range from vibrant reds pinks and blues to more subtle and monochromatic. The paintings have great textures and patterns which are achieved by using acrylics collage and gouache, and are inspired  by his local environment.

Yellow cup and pomegranates

Red still life with cakes

Venetian facade

You can see his work here and some more here.

Monday 7 November 2011

Sketchbook Pages Autumn Inspiration

Just a short post with a couple of pictures from my sketchbook inspired by Autumn. The leaves are falling of the trees quickly now and I feel like I am running out of time to get all my ideas down. We had a big change in temperature over the weekend and our first frost of the year this morning, winter is definitely on it's way.

Friday 4 November 2011