h.Art: open studios in Herefordshire

“Love them all – hard to choose!!!” Visitors, Shirley and Andrew Clark, 17/08/2022 – they bought 5 pieces in the end! Well, it’s a year since my very first open studios as part of Herefordshire Art Week 2021. What a whirlwind it’s been. I loved the event last year and hosted over 40 visitors, from…

Welsh roots

I’ve experienced an unexpected urge to write again. I put that down to developing confidence through visual creativity. By trusting the creative process, we give ourselves permission to find a voice through words too. It’s liberating, exhilarating and a tad terrifying… but here we go, I thought I’d share some extracts with you (not in…

On Black Hill

When asked to feature just this one hill, Black Hill or Crib y Garth (Welsh) in my art, I discovered oh so many ways to respond creatively… I’m taking part in an upcoming group exhibition called “The Perfect Hill”. It will be hosted at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms in July. Do come to the private…

The 100 day project – I’ll do it my way

Well, of course, everyone has to do it their way – that’s the absolute joy of it. But for some reason I’m channelling Frank Sinatra right now or is it that Sid Vicious?! 🙂 Yes, I’m quietly excited to join this beautiful band wagon for the first time. For newbies, this is a free initiative…

Riding your own waves – sustaining creative momentum

How do you manage the roller coaster ride that shapes your adventures in art-making? Perhaps it’s a bit of a presumption to ask. Perhaps you don’t have to “manage” at all. There may well be rare creatures out there who keep a very steady creative boat. If that’s you, I’d love to hear your secret!…

Sex and the… studio

What connects a New York Observer column with Georgia O’Keefe and mixed media painting? Depending on your age you probably remember “Sex and the City”, a TV sensation based on Candace Bushnell’s confessional column ? Could you forget 90s TV at its best (or worst)? Not that I’m being sensationalist – well, maybe a tad…

Solva Quay, Pembrokeshire

I have just completed this commission for someone who loves the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastal village, Solva. It took many layers of ink and some of the lino was etched using a solution of caustic soda and wallpaper paste. It gives a lovely soft look to the clouds and hillsides.