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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


 I didn't get much time in the studio today, and most of that was spent getting ready for the art group tomorrow. I was thinking about winning the Syd Davison award a couple of weeks ago and it got me remembering other prizes I have won and the paintings.

That Letter!  24" x 24"  Acrylic  2003
Best in show at the Art on the Waites in St Ives, Cambs for which I won a veery useful box of Faber Castell pencil assortment. 
 Me Three   16" x 16"   Acrylic  2009
I was one of five winners of the One Show Summer Exhibition, where the prize was an appearence on television,
and this.
Receiving  10" x 12"  Oil  2012
Snettisham 12" x 9"  Oil  2010
Adolescent  24" x 36"  Oil  about 1996
A small pastel version of this won Sponsors Choice
I have, on several occasions, won 'Visitors Choice' or 'Members Choice' in local exhibitions, for which the prize is usually £50 or art material vouchers.
The accolades have been few and far between, but I am proud of them.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New Start

Evie  24" x 36"  Oil  In Progress

Two afternoons' work, first the drawing and then an underpainting. I am hoping for a realistic rendering but not OTT photorealism. This is a big one for me so it might take awhile!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Castle Acre Life Drawing

A brilliant day! Starting off with quick sketches using charcoal.  I like the first one best, because I caught her stance in a few strokes. We didn't get a long two hour pose after lunch, which was disappointing, but a jolly good day was had by all I think!

This is my favourite from the day, which I shall very likely paint a larger version.

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Second glaze of Raw Sienna.

Castle Acre Priory   28" X 20"   Oil  WIP

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Graham  16" x 20"  Oil  WIP (maybe)
For the last meeting before the summer break we could do our own thing. This gentleman intrigued me with his facial hair and, of course the hat. I do love a hat as you know. He was a visitor to an exhibition I was a part of and I plucked up the courage to ask for a photo. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

WNAA Exhibition

 I was invigilating at the exhibition this morning, where I got chatting to several other artists and, of course, visitors. It was quite busy, but no sales apart from greetings cards.
 Not sure if this work enhanced or distracted from my piece! It kept making me jump!

 Awarded my prize, to keep forever, by Kit Price Moss who is the chairperson of the Association, and also tiniest member, I think!
This was my favourite, a painting of Castle Acre by Brenda Brown. I love how the complimentary colours resonate and glow and, I swear the painting moves within itself!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Palette Knife

Castle Acre  

Coast  Too

I have been slapping paint around with a palette knife, today, and just enjoying myself. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

And the Winner is...............

My charcoal 'Jump'  in the summer exhibition of the West Norfolk Artists Association has won the Syd Davison Award for best in show! YES! How wonderful is that?


More Bacon  10" x 12"  Oil 

Coast Two   24" x 8"  Oil wip

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

WA - Sea-Side

Sea-Side  16" x 20"  Oil
A painting I had started a couple of weeks ago, which actually didn't need much I did this.....
 Linda  10" x 12" wip   to be given 'more Bacon' tomorrow at WAG
 by Sue
 by Linda
 by Christine
 a series in progress by Brenda
 by Veronica
 by Michelle
A shop find which reminded me of someone?