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    Tell me, what is it you plan to do

    with your one wild and precious life?

    (From a poem by Mary Oliver).
    Thought provoking words...
    I shall give it serious thought.

    ‘Twilight fades the blue’
    A picture of marks.
    This painting has taken several months to make.
    It began life as a landscape.
    I set it aside for some time before I had the urge to 
    take it in another direction.
    For me, this is an exciting time.
    I am destroying to make room for another.
    Here is the first picture...

    Gradually the painting changed as I worked.
    Several weeks passed before I made the final mark.
    The lower pale blue mark 
    was applied today...quickly and firmly.
    No time for dithering.
    Confidence was essential.                               

    Here is another picture which went on a similar journey,
    beginning life as a simple light coloured landscape. 
    ‘Ice on Fire’
    Two marks are the focus of this picture.
    Dramatic red with a pool of pale blue.
    In both paintings I have included the 
    frame as part of the picture.
    Returning to Mary Oliver’s question about life...
    I want to be wild,
    and not be too precious about 
    making changes along the way.
    Here are 12 little paintings.
    They will be available to buy at the Craft Fair 
    in Lincoln Assembly Rooms on 14 April.

    A collage of 8 x 8 inch oil panels.
    For more about my art journey, 
    visit my website:


    Until next time...
    Thank you for visiting.



    My aims....

  be free from literal representation.


     I do not want to illustrate,


    ...more a celebration of feelings.




    ‘Sail away for a year and a day’






    I might describe it as a visual language of my working process.


    A personal form of self expression,



    ...drawing on my world.




    ‘In the cool of the day’



    The finished piece might reflect 

    vignettes of memories. 


    ...of fleeting glimpses.



    ‘A blackbird sings loud and clear’





    I am not consciously aware of the actual process 



    and do not want it to be explained.


    It needs to be a visual thing.




    ‘Shimmering blue and darkened sky’





    Whatever I do will be a self portrait...

    of who I am, how I think.





    These paintings are on 8 x 8 inch panels

    Oils and cold wax medium 


    £ 40 each


    Visit my website for more

    small paintings and details of availability.











    Until next time...


    Thank you for visiting.