Reflected Islands

This is a fairly simple painting of two islands and an orange sunset reflected in the water, with a row of pale blue hills in the horizon. In many parts of the world islands like these would have myths and legends associated with them – such as giants falling and laying to rest in the… Continue reading Reflected Islands


This painting was inspired by one of my brother-in-law’s photographs. I painted it in a garden in Lydney, while on a weekend away with friends. We were staying at a Country House with absolutely beautiful grounds, and it was a very relaxing time. The simple act of coming away from normal life for a weekend,… Continue reading Stillness

Winter Sunset

Sometimes we need something plain and simple, bright yet uncomplicated in our lives. The people, too, who fit this description are wonderfully refreshing to be around – those skilled and intelligent individuals who simply get on with life without a complaint; who get things done and are helpful to others without expecting anything in return;… Continue reading Winter Sunset

Red Wine

Red wine is symbolic of so many good things. Friendship. Weekends. The ‘high life’. Relaxation. Even blood in the Christian tradition – leading to forgiveness and healing. No words can describe the feeling that accompanies the first sip of red wine after a long day – and these colours don’t do it justice. Red wine,… Continue reading Red Wine

Dancing at Dawn

At social dances (‘Milongas’, as Tango dancers call them), dances come in sets of three or four, followed by a short break in which many people will choose to change partners. At the end of the first dance if one dancer has not enjoyed the dance they could make some excuse and leave their partner,… Continue reading Dancing at Dawn

Purple Lake

It’s one of the most wonderful and lovely mysteries when one is looking out across a lake or the sea and cannot quite see where the water ends and sky begins. Even when it is obvious by guessing because of surrounding land or plants, the absence of a clear ‘dividing line’ is something I find… Continue reading Purple Lake

Ullenwood at Dusk

Most days my husband takes the car to work; but there are some days when I need to use the car – and on those days Ben cycles (which takes almost an hour each way) or occasionally I arrange to drop him off and pick him up. When I drop him off, since he starts… Continue reading Ullenwood at Dusk


There is beauty in the chaotic mess of life – all the jagged shapes and smooth curves compliment one another and add to the work of art that makes up our lives. In life there are times of bright bold colour and times of pale pastel shades; times of recognisable beauty and times of apparent… Continue reading Life


Was there a moment, for you? One single moment when you first realised that you had gone and ‘fallen in love’? A moment in which the mind is full of light and colour and thoughts seem to whizz around so quickly that they are all a blur and you wonder whether anything makes sense any… Continue reading Romance


Few things are as sturdy as the great elephant. We hear all sorts of stories about elephants’ compassion, intelligence and loyalty – there are a hundred things that we could learn from them. This painting is a symbol of ‘plodding on’ – when life and the world tempt us to give up, for the sake… Continue reading Elephant

Blue Orchid

Few plants are as classy and chic as the orchid. I remember being told as a teenager that if a man were to buy me an orchid then he would always treat me with dignity and respect. What a symbol, not only of the sophisticated life but also of delicate beauty and childlike happiness. It… Continue reading Blue Orchid