Commissions can be daunting When I was first approached to create a painting to commemorate the 600 year Centenary of the Royal Latin School in Buckingham I was simultaneously excited and nervous. 600 years is a significant number You have to get it right and … Continue readingRoyal Latin @600 – Painting a Commission
Ever revisit a place and realise you’ve changed? I need to find reference for painting Manchester so I revisit many old haunts. It’s a surreal moment, you remember how you were, and that person is still in you. But you’ve learnt and grown from experiences … Continue readingPainting Manchester – Revisiting old haunts.
Some paintings happen as a result of chance encounters. On my way to the Society of Women Artists Exhibition in June I decided to get my phone out, as it was a glorious evening. Leaving Trafalgar square, a large group of policemen on bicycles headed … Continue readingBobbies on Bicycles – Creating a Painting.
Bus Queues are awful. They’re a necessary evil if you have no car. With the growth in car ownership, buses are becoming less frequent, well they are in rural areas, but in cities they still have an essential place. They are a cheap way of … Continue readingBus Queue: love them or loathe them?
London’s burning or is it an Alien Invasion? The thought crossed my mind when I got to this stage of the painting. As you can see, from the detail, it looks a bit like Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver. Well, it does in my mind. I’ve … Continue readingLondon’s Burning or Alien Invasion?
Do you have a favourite building? Maybe there’s a romantic connection? Or it inspires you because of its beauty? Battersea Power Station… might be an unlikely favourite building but it captures the imagination of many and is a popular subject matter for art. I first … Continue readingPainting Battersea Power Station.