Manchester is often on my mind. All month I’ve been working on paintings inspired by the city. Focusing on my home city already, it’s impossible for me not to say something about the atrocious attack on Monday. My thoughts and prayers are obviously with those … Continue readingProud of Manchester
To some, painting colour and Manchester don’t combine. They see Manchester as a grey and wet place and, like most English cities, it can be. Graphite images reflect that perception. But if you look carefully you’ll find colour, even on dull days. Recently I’ve been … Continue readingPainting colour into Manchester Central Library
Industrial roots are obvious in the Manchester Skyline. I often think of it as sooty black because my most vivid memories are from childhood when much of it was. Nowadays red brick and slate dominate the Manchester Skyline. Like the court house in the foreground. … Continue readingManchester Skyline emerges in paint
Mixed Media was once revolutionary Like the Daily Express Building in Manchester, built in the 1930’s, it could have been built today. Even now people are wary of phrase mixed media and aren’t sure what it is. Simple put, watercolour is one medium, oil is … Continue readingMixed Media Painting Inspired by Revolutionary Design
I’m often asked “Where do you find the time to paint?” I’m married to my wonderful husband and a mother of 3 active young people. We have a dog and cat. I’m also building a business around my art. I’ll be honest with you, sometimes … Continue readingFollow my 10 tips and find the time to paint.
Painting grey without a grey is a problem. People often ask my why I use such bright colours. It’s quite simple really. When I first started creating these pictures I had 8 colours. Magenta, Process cyan, yellow, deep purple, black, white, orange and green.I use … Continue readingManchester – Painting Grey without a Grey