What do you think?

The great part of an open studio is hearing people’s comments, talking to people, the conversation. So how do we replicate that virtually? I am asking… I don’t have an answer. Do you?

This is me!

For South East Open Studios instead of cancelling it went Virtual, and we, the artists, have made videos to introduce ourselves. Here is the link to mine – welcome to my studio!

Next weeks theme: natural forms, single objects.

The week running from Monday 6th April we will be exploring natural forms, e.g. shell, feather, fruit, seed head, anything natural..We will be drawing one at a time rather than a group still life. I will be doing lots of short studies rather than one sustained drawing..Join me at 10.30am each morning next week for…

Monthly Art Challenge – March

Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know.   WHAT: March Inspiration – Darkness and Light TASK 1) This month we focus on looking at working with shadow and light in our drawingExercise 1: 5 minute draw: 1 minute only highlights, 1…

January News Letter from The Arts School

Hello to 2020 – Happy New Year & welcome to your January newsletter – I hope you had a wonderful festive break and are feeling happy, healthy and vibrant for the year ahead. Do you make resolutions? Rather than resolutions I like to write a list of things I want to accomplish or develop in…

Drawing and Wellbeing – never to late!

This Christmas I fibbed to my mother… I told her I had a work event and needed her to babysit but in-fact I was taking her to a craft night. She didn’t want to go, she “doesn’t do art, can’t”. Within a few minutes of the first activity (stamping) she announced it was calming! The…

Come and see me work!

I have been quiet for a while as I have been developing my business (The Arts School), raising a toddler boy, and making some work, but I am now back! I have (for my sins) organised another group exhibition as part of the Hailsham Festival artists trail and I would love you to come and…

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!)…

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

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…