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Autumn Light

Autumn Light

After a year of exclusively doing illustrations, I couldn't resist a little acrylic painting. Autumn is my favourite time of the year for walks in the park and observing nature. This time, my eye was caught by the end-of-day sunlight showing through the...

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Summertime! (3)

Summertime! (3)

More sketches from my French summer hideaway: a view from my garden, and a tiny chapel lost in the middle of a neighbouring field. It's a shame I can't find more time to paint with so much around here! I take a lot of pictures to use as inspiration for...

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Summertime! (2)

Summertime! (2)

Very high temperatures brought their fair load of thunderstorms, with beautiful dark skies and sun light shining through... It's difficult to draw them "live" due to the obvious weather conditions, and colouring has to be quick to catch the dramatic changes,...

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Summertime!

Summertime!

Long time no see...! (Not that I haven't been working for the last few months: you can check for yourselves on my website or my Facebook Page for all news and updates!) I have settled in the Drome region a couple of weeks ago for the summer, working from...

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Which of these 4 typical French treats is your favourite? Best way to vote is to try them all. Go on, you know you want it! Mine is the Mille Feuilles. Or the Saint Honoré. (or the Mille Feuilles... Must give it another try.) *****

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

I take my work very seriously. Here is an illustrated recipe of a Strawberry and Buttercream Victoria Sponge Cake, fully tried and tasted, and approved by a full birthday party! Easy to make, light and fluffy to eat... No excuse not to give it a go! Print...

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Done!!

Done!!

My 'Sixty Feathers' painting is finished and framed. (painting 70 x 100 cm; framed 78 x 108 cm; watercolour and ink on 300gsm Fabriano cotton paper) It's nice to step back and look at it, ready to fly to its next destination. It feels a bit sad not to...

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