SEOS – June 5th

I am getting ready for my first South East Open studios, not quite what I had planned as it’s virtual, but the reason was to get me to create more, and get my work out there. June 5th – 22nd here on my website, and on Facebook and Instagram!

New week new start

I haven’t done a self portrait since A level … which was late 90’s! Looking forward to the challenge, and would love to virtually see you there! 10am on The Arts School Facebook page each day of the week. I ask £5 a week if you are in a situation to pay, but know that…

Stay home and do art!

I am terrified. I am terrified that you are bored I am terrified that you do not believe the hype. I am terrified it is your right to see your friend, grandchild, to shop, to work. Don’t cause another peak, don’t be stupid, selfish, don’t be ignorant! Stay home, a few months of this is…

Drawing for Wellbeing

I have made a 10 minute drawing for well-being video. If you like it, please donate to The Royal Papworth Charity, they saved my husband life a few times over the years and right now they are facing unprecedented challenges which I know they will be dealing with with excellence and compassion.

Facebook Lives (with and without children)

Facebook Live Wednesday Mornings. What: 15 minute drawing over Facebook Live at 10.30am Monday – Friday: I will have the children with me so you never know what will happen! Each week I will set a new subject. You can either draw from the photographs I post of my still life, or draw your own. …

This month at The Arts School

Hello. Welcome to your April newsletter.  I hope you are well in this strange old world. Isolation will be very different for all of us, and I hope you are all finding positives, and staying well. I have now been in lock down for two weeks, very grateful that the weather was been good and that…

Starting new projects- having reflective weeks

The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year. It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out. So far (it’s day one!)…

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

Roll up! Roll up!

Our next course is Figurative Drawing on bank holiday Monday August 28th. The day runs from 10:30-12:30, break of an hour for delicious lunch (let us know dietary requirements at time of booking), then 1:30-3pm we create!  Course costs £90 and includes materials, and lunch, just bring yourself! Refer a friend and get 10% off….

Busy times

Some days you believe you have taken on to many things and nothing is getting done. Some days you see that you are chipping away at lots of different projects and the reward will come later down the line. Some days you need to take stock and shut down those things that realistically will not…