Abundant Gardens Commissioned Series


At the beginning of the year I was so lucky to have been given a joyous commission to paint a series of 3 canvases

My Abstract Painting Meets ILU Fitwear Equals Amazing Yoga Clothing Range !


My colourful abstract painting has been used as the design for an exciting new yoga clothing range

How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?


I have spent some time this week with some lovely art students and the question they needed an answer to was ‘How can I become an artist’ and ‘what do artists do all day!’ Well the following is the best way I can answer this question.  I have this list pinned up in my studioContinue reading “How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?”

Painting Holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas


If you have ever wanted to pick up a paint brush for the first time or would like to improve your existing talents, I shall be holding two Art and Painting holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas in Spain this year. Immerse yourself in the landscape, sketch in the studio or break out and have aContinue reading “Painting Holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas”

How to be an Artist !


Stay loose                          Learn to watch snails Plant impossible gardens Invite someone dangerous to tea Make little signs that say ‘yes’ and post them all over your house Make lists, lists and more lists Make friends with freedom and uncertainty Don’t be scared to be you Look forward to your dreams Cry during movies Swing asContinue reading “How to be an Artist !”

Our invisible residents ……


Two years ago, Jodie lost her sunglasses.  It was a complete mystery as she had been wearing her new Ray Bans with pride and they suited her very well, so the day they went missing we spent a long time trying to find them. There are many hiding places at Cortijo Las Salinas, the cortijoContinue reading “Our invisible residents ……”

Where Does an Artist Find Inspiration ?


Having been a painter all my life, the most difficult thing about creating a painting is finding the inspiration to make an original and inspired work of art.  After all without inspiration an artist has nothing. So as I walk with trepidation the relatively long distance from my kitchen where I make the brown nectarContinue reading “Where Does an Artist Find Inspiration ?”

Yoga and Fitness


Back in June we held a very successful Yoga and Fitness Retreat at Cortijo Las Salinas.  It involved some meditation, daily yoga sessions, hill walking, pilates, fitness sessions and lots of good healthy food and drink.  The next one will be held on 2nd September with more of the same to look forward to …….