Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday hours

Its a Sunday, and I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself because as much as I would like to be out for a long walk on a beach somewhere on this beautiful Island, I am painting busily for show after show. A lovely local couple came in and bought 2 pieces from me this morning for their little boys' newly decorated bedroom. They then phoned later to invite us both along for a walk, sadly I couldn't shut up shop but the thought was lovely. The people here are so friendly and welcoming, so hopefully next time. I love being part of a community, it makes me feel very settled and secure, a feeling I have never had before really. Back to it, hope you are all having a fun Sunday (said through gritted teeth) ;) x

Friday, February 22, 2008


This was one of the finished paintings for the new gallery in Liverpool, it opens 29th February. I will give more details when I know them.
It was nice to paint older bulidings, not something I'm used to.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Coffee and cake

Its a new week, and a new painting featuring my favourite Orla mug and more cakes!!!!
We just got back from a very inspiring walk along the beach. I was looking for a few nice pebbles to display some jewellery on in my new cabinet. The light was spectacular, we both glowed orange. I always forget my camera though. What is it with this weather?? We've had blue skies nearly every day of February. Global warming?!?!?!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Having fun

I've got some exhibitions coming up, first in Sarah Wiseman gallery at the end of March and then in May a rather large two man show in Baxters, Dartmouth. More on that soon.
So I'm really enjoying doing some still life work. I am painting things I love, fairy cakes, my vases, bowls, seasides and spots!
It feels very me!

Ok, I'm off to a wonderful treasure trove of a shop looking for a nice little cabinet to display some jewellery I am getting in the gallery. Bye for now....x

Monday, February 11, 2008

I am very excited that these little fellas will be joining me in my gallery around Easter time. From the wonderful Abbot and Ellwood based in my beloved St Ives. I love love love their Sculptures. Take a look here I have loved their work for a very long time when I first saw their work at Chelsea craft fair many years ago which is now Origin. I'm going to have a special little shelf made, so I'll show you when they are in situ.
Its half term this week so there are lots of nice people and children to talk to every day, fun but exhausting!

Saturday, February 09, 2008


I am enjoying playing with colour. I have a lot of deadlines at the moment but I wanted and needed to step back for a week to experiment a little. I am liking the direction. I went to the Spring fair trade show in Birmingham on Wednesday. There was lots to seduce you, it was hard but I had to remain focused and I only want to sell what I love and would buy myself. It would be easy to stock things you know would sell but without my heart being in it I had to say no. I found Nicky Thompson knitwear that I will definitely stock next Winter, so it was a success.