Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Pausing a bit...

Hi all, just to let you know that after some consideration I have decided to concentrate more on my Instagram page and facebook, than this blog.
One only has so much time and I feel the other chanels need my attention now. I may still put things on here every now and then ... we will see....
In the meantime do follow me on facebook artist page and Instagram.
Thanks for your reading and attention! :)

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Pauline Boty

Pauline Boty 1938-1966, is an artist I recently learnt about. Weird really considering she is seen as the founder of the British Pop art movement. A short life which ended in sacrifice. Amazing. Wonderful work. Here more about her.



Sunday, 20 May 2018

Landscape that influence Fred Cuming

This is a lovely 10 min video shows some of the influences on his work. It was made in 2015 when he was 85 years old. Fab! Hope you enjoy it also.https://youtu.be/Ejzc9nD8daQ

Sunday, 6 May 2018

More art..

here some more of my recent work...he's a big fellow...but would look great in a hall or living room.
Called "Gold Waves Go"... mixed media on board. Art for interiors...art for you? Let me know if you want anymore info.

Sunday, 29 April 2018


..following on from the last post... I have had to move some of my paintings and so have had some blank walls. It is the weirdest thing having empty walls. It has really unsettled me. As a visual person my surroundings really affect me and so these blank walls remind me I need artwork on walls in my life! What do you think?

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Your art collection....what it says about you...

Not only does the art you have on the walls of your home make your home nicer it also expresses your personality and interests. The Affordable Art Fair conducted a survey  of 2000 people and found that one-third of them believed there was no better way to express their personality and to enhance the mood of a room. Being surrounded by art that expresses your personal tastes makes your dwelling into a home, sanctuary and a place you enjoy being. Here's to all the art that makes us happy!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Water reflections obsession

I have been completely obsessed with water reflections for my last sets of paintings. The constant changes of pattern, light and colour keep me absorbed. I will share here some of the images I have taken in relation to this. I hope you enjoy them also.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Many stages and battles to finish a painting...

As I was looking at some past photos I realised that I had taken some that show the progress of one of my recently sold paintings. I thought you might find it interesting to see the changes. This painting I battled with for a year and a half... but won in the end! It was inspired by water reflections.

 note here....total frustration so a big load of paint into the middle!
 ...then finally to this outcome...phew!
never give up, never give up, never give up!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Making Art does you good!

I have been running some small select art classes in my studio and am constantly amazed at how creative and clever people can be when given the right environment. Then I found this article which I have suspected to be true for a while but here it is in print.
So if any of you brave souls are interested in coming for my art classes email/contact me. My philosophy is to take you out of your comfort zone, have fun and create. I teach absolute beginners through to art students. So if you have a creative interest, enjoy looking at art, making stuff and fancy having ago...let me know.  i run the classes in my studio at home, in village Oxfordshire.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Save the Date Artsweeks May!

Dear All
Now planning now for upcomiung exhibition for Oxfordshire Artsweeks. I shall be exhibiting in Aldworth with 2 other artists.

'Abundance of Colour'.
Inside find vibrant abstract and figurative paintings in oils, watercolours and mixed media by two different artists, Isobel Pigott and Roberta Tetzner. 
Outside in the garden are Malcolm West's figurative sculptures. Roberta's abstract work is inspired by her surroundings and the beauty of the natural world. Her work is also available printed onto scarves, bags, cushions etc . 
Isobel's recent work expresses her love of colour, pattern and form either through her painting of boats in Mousehole harbour or the Morris men at her local pub. 
Malcolm West's garden sculptures are inspired by movement and beauty, classical subjects and dance. Come and relax in the lovely designer gardens where Malcolm will occasionally be doing demonstrations. 
Afterwards venture down into the picturesque village to enjoy refreshments in the renowned pub. Please note: The venue is opposite Aldworth village hall. The postcode will take you to the village church.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Inspiration in winter

I am so influenced by the world around me that the colours and shapes I see around me just naturallly start to turn up in my paintings. so here are some images that have inspired me recently that I hope you will enjoy also. Hope you are keeping warm as we are trying to here!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

NY show

I am going to  have one of my paintings flashed up on a screen in NY city during the Armory Artsweeks. The painting was inspired by a trip I made to NY...that vibrant city. It is made with mixed media materials including some memorabilia from the city itself....so it is sort of going home!
If you are in NY at the time do go along and ask about my painting... (and report back!)
Alas I am unable to be there myself to see it all.
Have a good week.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Hanging art work...how to

Here is a great guide for anyone who is worried about hanging art work.
I am often rehanging mine... I like to see paintings in new locations.
So lets get all those lovely paintings up!has hanging artwork in your home changed it ?

Monday, 15 January 2018

My art in a good home

It is always so lovely when I receive a picture of my work that has found a good loving home. Here is one of my most recent. I am so happy that I can, through my work, add something special to someones's home and life.
Joy.Thanks for the pic...keep them coming!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Rembrandt close up...

This great little slide set from google shows in great detail (almost abstraction) what Rembrandt managed at a young age. Inspiring start to the New Year!