And we’re off….

Please come along and see!

HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Greetings Cards!

Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨

August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition


This year I have prints available
Boats and HMS Warrior.

Ink all the way up the hall!

All my ink work is in the hall this year for @hampshireopenstudios and I’ve got the banner and arrows all set to put out on Friday evening to help guide visitors in! Looking forward to sharing this year’s output with you all. I’ve only two things out that were done before last Hampshire Open Studios so lots of new things to see!

#fareham #hampshire #ink #openstudios #boats @phdockyard #HMSWarrior @sloanestanleychelsea #chelseafirestation @tebayservices @crownpaintportsmouth Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday Please come along! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios

Busy Bee! And Instagram link!!
It’s been a busy year! Almost as busy as this bee on my hollyhocks ! I put these pictures in my window today. Hanging is hung …! (video PV’s soon!)
One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ in Aspex gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in my Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @Aspexgallery #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Hampshire Open Studios selection?

Soon it will be #hampshireopenstudios2019 and I am starting to focus on selecting things I have produced during this year. At the time of painting I put this one away (actually two boards 40x40cms) but now I look back at it, the brightness and structural trees, take me right back to that spot in the #newforest So maybe this one will make the cut? 🤔@hampshireopenstudios #trees #pleinair @britpleinair

Throw Back Thursday.

Inspired by @leecraigmile to think about where I’d like to go back to on #TBT #throwbackthursday – Yes Skye is up there, but looming large in my diary is a return trip to #NorthernSpain #asturias #cantabria #Galicia ….it’s very like #scotland in many ways. Dramatic beaches. Quite. Mountains. Forest. Great seafood….but you have to swop the #whisky for #Albariño wine….so practically twin locations….oh and there are great things to paint. Head back through my Instagram posts to Sept 2018 to see 😉

Arundel Walk Instagram Repost.

#Repost @jeffinthecorps with @get_repost BEAUTIFUL ARUNDEL CASTLE AT SUNSET AFTER A RATHER HOT WALK with my watercolours….if you sew MyStory yesterday.
Early start to get out for a wonderful walk to Amberley and back, up one bank and return along the other from and to #arundel on the #warmestdayoftheyear we’ve now enjoyed our #ribeyesteak and #wine so of course it is time for @kimwhitbyart to do some more #pleinair #nofilter #westsussex #arundelcastle

PS …Oil Sketches 20 mins or so….sunsets happen quickly!!

@royaltalensuk #rembrandtoilpaint #arundelcastle #pleinair @britpleinair #Sussex #observationalart @ArundelCastle #Arundel #walking10milesonahotday

Pintar Rapido….part one…

I hardly know where to start…what a weekend! ….so lovely to work in the sun on the Kings Road in Chelsea ….and get to talk to people about my work the next day! AS WELL AS being asked to be part of the judging team too! Thank you to everyone for everything! Congratulations to all the participants 🎨👍😍 More pics to follow….another day. @pintar_rapido @rogerbeckett @kingsroadchelsea @royaltalensuk @sloanestanleychelsea @aandimagazine #kingsroad #chelsea #london @benmowll @cassart1984 @pookylights @rkburtco @st_cuthberts_mill @artatthecastle

Almost Pintar Rapido time!

THANK YOU KINGSROADCHELSEA ❤️- looking forward to seeing you all Saturday #Repost @kingsroadchelsea with @get_repost


This weekend it’s @pintar_rapido again. If you would like to spend the day painting this #Saturday and exhibit at #ChelseaTownHall this #Sunday there’s still time to sign up. Beginners welcome. 🙏 to @sloanestanleychelsea and other sponsors for the prizes. If you are near Chelsea Fire Station say hello to artist @kimwhitbyart who will be painting there. #kingsroad #chelsea #neighbourhood #ink #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart

Graffham West Sussex

So a rather soggy tour around the Graffham area on Saturday. Took my watercolours and found this amazing old Chestnut tree but too wet to continue painting…we walked though and clocked up another 14 miles. Love the way the stormy colours in my palette echo the sky! Check out my substitute water pot!! Dog waste bag folded over a gum Arabic bottle. 😉 #observationalart #watercolor #watercolour #Chestnut #tree @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #WestSussex #rain #paintingintherain @britpleinair #pleinair

Mudeford Quay Watercolour

My watercolour from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Really struck by the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! Then a did an oil….post that later.
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset

Sunset on West Street in Fareham

“Looking up Fareham West Street in the Evening Light” (oil on board, 20x20cms)- what a beautiful Summer we have had! – remember I am open until 9pm tomorrow 🍾🥂 so why not plan ahead and make a night of it? Fareham has several great independent, quality restaurants just a few hundred meters from my door. Antonio’s, Lauros, Villa Romana, Truffles. #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!


#ink #painting #allaprima #sunset #landscapeartistoftheyear #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair

Open Studios is Open!

A warm welcome an invitation to my Open Studio starting now! I am part of #hampshireopenstudios for the 4th year since my MA; it’s a FREE county wide annual event so please tell all your friends. Come and meet me – maybe see me work or any of the other 249!!!! artists taking part at #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!


Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition selection.

Something from much earlier in the year – a barge in Topsham. These two pages from my cartridge sketchbook were the result of a whole batch of other drawings over a couple of days in ink – I just couldn’t seem to capture the bulk of the hull. This was my last attempt and I’m very pleased that it will be hanging on the wall in The Mall Galleries as part of the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition in September. 😊