Staying for a couple of weeks with my brother in the fabulous Maelgwyn House B&B I had the chance for some hiking, some glorious and not-so-glorious weather, and some sketching.
Proper Dales weather in these sketches. Why is everything so green? Constant watering. I love this landscape though. Not least because there are pubs full of wonderful English beer seemingly situated exactly at the points a tired walker might need them. I think, too, that this landscape almost looks better in the wet. The rain … More Yorkshire Dales 2019
Three weeks of trekking and sketching in France this year. Three weeks is not nearly enough, and I reckon I should probably just go live there, except I’m terrified of cheese. All but one of the sketches here are on my trusty iPad Pro which remains considerably more portable than a whole paint box and … More Provence 2019
I have a new dog who likes a lot of walking so I’ve been out in the bush over the winter enjoying the rain and the rich colours in the forest around Ballarat. I’ve collected together some of the sketches from the past few months onto this page. For anyone who’s interested they were made … More Sketches
The WARM project knitted landscape is on semi-permanent display in the foyer of Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital. The final result of a year of knitting workshops across Victoria, as well as contributions from international knitting groups. A huge team effort. My original painting was taken as a basis for a number of knitting patterns … More WARM project
Sketches from a visit to Sri Lanka in 2015. All made with Procreate on an iPhone 6 or iPad Pro. I had hoped to do more with them but as the memories recede, other work becomes more compelling so they sit here as a souvenir. Love Lanka. ශ්රී ලංකාවට මෑතක සිට , ගමන්මාර්ග இலங்கைக்கு அண்மையில் … More Sri Lanka sketchbook
I loved the combination of plants at Lavandula lavender farm which I painted back in 2014. I must do the same thing in my back yard, I thought and, two years later, here we are under the plum tree. I was going to title it “Nigella, Nasturtium, Nasturtium, Rose” after that glowing Singer Sargent painting … More Back Yard Boogaloo