6 Interior Design Tips for a Happy Home

August 11th, 2017|Interior Design|

You know when you walk into someone’s home and it just oozes a certain homeliness? That warm welcoming feeling often epitomised by the smell of freshly baked bread or fresh coffee brewing on the stove. It makes you feel like you belong and gladdens the soul. We spend the second largest time of our lives in [...]

Devon Open Studios 2017

August 10th, 2017|Buying Art, Events, News|

This September Mike and I are proud to once again be taking part in Devon Open Studios, which is the annual flagship event of the Devon Artist Network (DAN). This year is extra special as it marks the tenth anniversary of this most noteworthy art event in Devon, and we are delighted to be opening [...]

The Summer of Love – Celebrating 50 Years!

July 25th, 2017|Inspiration, News|

It was the summer of 1967 when close to 100,000 outsiders, activists, and dreamers travelled far and wide to join a community of artists, musicians, poets, and radicals in San Francisco. They changed the world by influencing popular culture through music and art; launching the natural and organic foods movement; protesting war with peace and [...]

Kate Middleton Wears Wild Flower Dress Similar To My Art

July 18th, 2017|News|

How wonderful to see Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday at Wimbledon, wearing the most beautiful white, short-sleeve dress with a colourful wildflower design.  Included were some of my favourite wild flowers; poppies, cornflowers and daisies. It did remind me of my original oil painting My Heart Laughs In Flowers. Wild Flower Dress Kate Middleton [...]

Wildflower Paintings Helping to Preserve the British Countryside

July 3rd, 2017|Devon Flowers, News|

Wildflower Paintings Inspired by Nature When I was a child I think I dreamt of being an artist, it always felt like an occupation where you could completely be yourself. If I wasn’t an artist now; I have such profound love of flowers, I think I would love to be a florist or something deeply [...]

Three Dazzling Summer Art Exhibitions

July 3rd, 2017|News|

This summer is looking to be a rich and diverse melting pot of inspiration, travels and experimentation.  I am always looking to push the boundaries of my practice, and I look forward to sharing the results with you all over the coming months at three summer art exhibitions. Summer is my favourite time of year – [...]

A Celebration of Creativity at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall

May 31st, 2017|Events, News|

A sparkling highlight to my summer diary is the spectacular Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall; a melting pot of inspiring music, words, frivolity and sunshine. I adore exhibiting my artwork at the Port Eliot Festival, and find its abundance of creativity and inspirational artists exciting and nourishing to my soul. This year it runs from 27th-30th July and [...]

Five Reasons to Buy Affordable Art from Independent Artists

May 31st, 2017|Buying Art|

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh Buying affordable art from independent artists is very often a simple but deep joy. To be able to take home a piece of artwork which has inspired you touches your heart and warms your soul. I paint because I love to. It [...]

Totnes and Dartington Open Studios – All Welcome!

May 8th, 2017|Events, News|

Totnes and Dartington Open Studios 2017 Our Open Studio event at the end of May never fails to open my heart. It is always so wonderful to meet the lovely people who follow my work.  It also feels very special to welcome people into our home. Totnes and Dartington Open Studios is now in its 15th [...]

The Art of Well-Being

April 6th, 2017|Inspiration, News|

"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life" Pablo Picasso This great artist certainly knew how to find peace through art and the art of well-being. The arts can improve well-being and health in general and, alongside advances in medicine, there is increasing evidence that the arts can significantly improve health and well-being. Life sometimes [...]

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