Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sydney Gardens

Before talking about my latest painting expedition, I just wanted to thank everybody for the interest and support for my current Painting summer sale. My Facebook page followers number has doubled overnight so welcome everybody who joined. (Click here to follow me on Facebook)

My summer sale is still on until the end of July. It is simply 15% off all prices shown on Send me an email at to purchase a painting. (More details here). The two paintings below are joining the sale too...

Here is a painting done at my favourite place in Bath, Sydney Gardens. I love it there. I could almost set up a tent there and paint for a whole year and still be inspired! It was a beautiful sunny day and plenty of friendly people passing by.  

Sydney Gardens bridge - lunchtime in the summer  16"x9" oil on board

My set up towards the end



I actually painted at the exact same spot 2 years ago. See the painting here.

Afterwards, I went looking for an other spot to paint and got inspired by the view towards Larkhall with the railway bridge in the foreground. It was quite overcast by that time which made all the greens turn into lovely shades of greyish-blues. 

Picnic for two at Sydney Gardens  12"x10" oil on board

Below is my initial sketch which is as much drawing as I would ever do for a painting as I'm always eager to get my paints out.

My painting towards the end

I added this couple having a picnic on the grass, but decided to change the T-shirt from red to blue as it was standing out too much. I also moved them further as otherwise they would have been out of the canvas. Meanwhile they were happily eating, blissfully unaware!


Monday, 16 June 2014

Launch of my Studio Summer Sale!

I'm very pleased to announce the start of my Studio Summer Sale with 15% discount on all my paintings! 

My work will be going to various shows later in the year so this online sale is the chance to purchase them before they get sent away.   

Bath, Cornwall, Devon, Venice, Belgium, Paris, ... it's all there!
Go to to view all the paintings.

 Go to the webiste

Here is how it works:
  • Simply visit to view all my paintings.
  • 15% off all prices shown. 
  • Offer ends 31st of July.
  • Paintings can be sent worldwide (Postage & Packaging costs charged to the buyer) or collected at my studio in Bath (UK).
  • To purchase a painting simply email me at or contact me on (+44)7913474535.
  • All paintings are priced as unframed. A frame can be added at extra cost.
  • Payments accepted: cheque, Paypal, Bank transfer or cash on collection.

Here is a sample of some of the paintings available on

Monksdale road allotments in the afternoon  16"x9"  -  £395 now £336

St Michael's Mount from Marazion beach, Penzance  7"x10"   £210 now £179 

Porthleven harbour in the afternoon   16"x9"  -  £395 now £336

Sydney Gardens bridge in March  10"x14" oil on board -  £375 now £319

Sun between the clouds, Queen Square, Bath   10"x12" £355 now £302

Plancenoit from the fields  16"x9" -  £395 now £336

Réserve Welgevonden game - Waterberg, South Africa (1)  8"x8" £150 now £128 

Claude Vale, Bath, in the snow, morning   10"x8" £260 now £221

First snow, late afternoon at the park on the top of Ivy Avenue   9"x16"  -  £395 now £336

Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Dorset - 12"x10"  £355 now £302

Pregnant Life Model and blue cushion  12"x16"   £280 now £238 

Piazzetta in the morning 2  7”x10”    £210 now £179 

Salute Maria della Salute from the Accademia bridge in the fog     16"x9"  -  £395 now £336

Karnaprayag, Pindar River, India  12"x10" £355 now £302

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Back to the allotments in Bath

Here are a couple more paintings from the allotments near my house in Bath. I made the most of the long sunny days and went there in the evening (when I was off baby duty!). I enjoyed very much the beautiful views and the calm of the allotments, with only a handful of people working on their plot, probably as they returned from work. Funnily enough, several people asked me if I was planning to get a plot myself, thinking I was doing a sketch of where I would plant my carrots and tomatoes!  

Last light - Monksdale road allotments  7"x10"  oil on board


My painting near the end of the session

I returned a few days later on a cloudy day and painted this scene below. The rain paid us a visit half way through the painting and I ended up holding an umbrella to save my master piece. Hats off to the lady in the painting who worked relentlessly on her plot and didn't seem bothered by the rain at all. I kept thinking to myself "if she's still here, then I'm not leaving either!"

The rain is coming - Monksdale road allotments  10"x12" oil on board

As you can see on the picture below, I put my easel on the little walking path separating two rows of plots. As I was painting this, I got gently told off by a plot owner for standing there as I learned this path wasn't public property (only the large path is public property). I felt like a small embarrassed schoolgirl being sermonised by her teacher... Still, he let me stay there and actually came back chatting to me many times as he admittedly felt remorseful!   

My painting towards the end


I will soon launch a special online summer sale event with all my available paintings so watch this space. More details to follow...