Floral pots

I worked with a lovely primary student Elle who comes to me each week. She’s been working on a fantastic floral designed pot over the past few weeks using stoneware clay. Elle began by making sketches of plants and flowers and she designed her pot. We then made many coils and Elle quickly learned how…

Autobiographical Art

I’ve spent many months working on a 5ft x 4ft oil on canvas called The Storm. It’s my first figurative painting and I have spent the longest time on the figure and must have re-painted the face a dozen times to get her expression right. The beach is based on the view from the Dorset…

Repeat Pattern Workshop with MIND Charity.

Today, I worked with MIND Charity clients who had visited the very wonderful Turner’s House Museum in Twickenham a couple of weeks ago.  I went too and took photos of the many beautiful design features of the house and gardens to stimulate ideas for a repeat pattern workshop as part of MIND’s regular Monday art classes….

Art For Everyone

I have just reviewed my teaching and workshop portfolio as I am responding to calls for Practitioner roles.  I got together new images and re-looked at old pages. It’s quite a time-consuming task, and whilst re-jigging the content I had time to fully appreciate the range of projects I’ve been involved in. I’ve been lucky enough…

Triptych Oil Painting Workshop

I’ve recently run a still-life oil painting workshop at the wonderful Orleans House Gallery, in their Coach House studio. We had 5 fantastic sessions really getting to grips with drawing, composition across 3 canvases and painting. We also spent part of one week using encaustic wax technique; mixing warm beeswax with paint to create more…

Drawing 1-2-1 with year 4 student

Really enjoyed the hour or so spent with my 1-2-1 student who’s really keen on all things art. Here’s the first practice still-life drawing, followed by the one completed after a look at elipses, symmetry, placement and scale. What a fab start. #art #drawing #still-life #pencil #student #artwork #scale

Twickenham Green Art Group

I had a lovely couple of mornings running a still-life workshop for the ladies of The Twickenham Green Art Group. We all brought in objects and made a huge set-up of colourful fabric, cushions, bags, patterned pottery and kitchen bits and bobs. Using view-finders to really focus-in on a small area, we concentrated our sessions…