5 new paintings to be exhibited in a Cambridge Gallery in June
I am so excited to have been asked to produce five large paintings for an exhibition on Kings Parade in June 2018. One is complete and this is the one I have almost completed.
Winter Open Studio
25 and 26 November 2017
We had a brilliant Open Studio in November. I shared space with potter Diana Kazemi at 5 Church Street, Chesterton. This was the third time I had joined her in late November. I love the way her house is made so welcoming with mulled wine and masses of fairy lights. We set up the day before making it really magical.
Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
Leys School Fen Causeway Cambridge CB2 7AD
The Autumn exhibition takes place during half term at the Leys School.
Walking along Kings Parade recently I was delighted to see the Busker in the Bin.
Cambridge Urban Sketchers
Three sketches made on 13 August in Kings Parade Cambridge
I love going with a friend sketching in my beautiful city. Once a month I join other Cambridge Urban Sketchers and we go and sketch a place somewhere in the city.
Cambridge Open Studios
I shall be opening my studio for 3 weekends in July
I have several new paintings this year, many with gold or copper leaf that shimmer as you move and enrich my very detailed paintings of trees and folklore
Cambridge Art Book
Published July 2017
I am so excited to have been invited to take part in the Cambridge Art Book. 50 Cambridge artists will have their work in this beautiful book and I am delighted to say 2 of my images will be there. I will have copies to sell during Cambridge Open Studios.
Haddenham Festival Artists Makers Food Fun 10 and 11 June 2017
I shall be sharing a stall with Maureen Charles for the Haddenham Festival. This annual event is a real treat in June. There will be lots of artists and makers selling and demonstrating their wares in the lovely Sculpture Garden Meadow, bands playing both days, a kids zone with stories and messy play, Morris dancing, delicious Indian food, afternoon teas....
Drawing at the Parker Library
Corpus Christi, Cambridge
It is almost 9 months since I became a reader at the wonderful Parker Library which houses an exquisite collection of Medieval Manuscripts. I have drawn images from the Corpus Apocalypse, The Trinity Apocalypse and my favourite, the Peterborough Bestiary which is full of the most well observed animals both real and imaginary.
This is the table where I teach art to small groups and individuals
My studio is not big enough or ever tidy enough to use it to teach my students, so I use my kitchen table. All my students love this area as it is full of interesting things to draw and the kettle is close by.
Drawing in the Cambridge Museums
Cambridge never fails to provide me with inspiration and the Museums are a real treat. I love the quiet, well I also love the exuberance of the groups of school children who appear, and how 3 hours can go by completely immersed in looking and drawing.