I never tire of Christmas - and you can see a selection of my seasonal pictures in my portfolio. In winter, shadows are longer, colours are stronger, and snow transforms scenes. But it can be quite a challenge to paint on a bitterly cold day. And that can make watercolour difficult - because the paint won't dry.
For Artweek in May, I transformed the old wash house in our cottage garden into a gallery. It was packed full of pastel and watercolour pictures. You can also see my sketchbooks. I plan to repeat that in 2024.
Subjects include Oxfordshire, West Country, London, Venice, Greece, New York and Amsterdam. Pictures of villages, cities, harbours and coastlines. What attract me are the atmosphere and colours of the scene. Almost all my pictures are based on sketches or photographs of places I have visited.
I have sketched since I was nine. I am self-taught. For the past two years, I have had pictures selected for the Pastel Society annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
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