The Queens birthday 

Whatever you think of the royal family, surely you have to appreciate that the events this past weekend were fantastic. Like many others I celebrated the Queens 90th birthday with my family and neighbours; In the rain, in a field, eating, playing games. Wherever you were the idea was the same – celebrate the Queen,…

Losely house

Today I have lunch at Losely House in the Wisteria Tea rooms. followed by a wonder around the beautiful gardens. We did not booked onto a tour of the house this trip, but if you are going it is a great way to learn about the history of the house.  ©Sophie Douglas 2016 

New painting 

Today I started on a new painting!  It is an abstract landscape, it shows the movement in asthetics from the work I was producing in London (central row right), influenced by the environment I now live in (the landscape photographs). So far I have done 2 small studies, and started drawing out the large canvas….

This morning

This morning met and followed the lovely Elise at Florescence.  How it happened: Just over two years ago she made the mothers of the bride and groom flowers for my wedding. She did an amazing job and we kept in contact. I little while ago I asked her if I could follow her around and…

Endings for new beginnings

I’ve been very quiet of late because I am in the process of leaving London and moving to “the country”. I finished work. (Last blog post…) Now I have cleared out my studio. It’s the end of a lovely time! It is great having a studio, having the space to go and work instead of…