Bucket List Half Checked

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  We all have goals in life and one of my artistic ones was to have one of my paintings accepted into the summer show of the Royal Academy of arts in Britain.   Well when I arrived in Canada … Continued

Royalty all dressed up

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I had the pleasure of visiting Kensington Palace yesterday and viewing the show on dresses of the Queen, Princes Margaret and Princess Diana. The drawings of these gowns were also displayed  by their designers. One doesn’t realise what artists the … Continued

Arts and Crafts Pieces

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Welcome into 2016. I am a little late to raise a glass with you as  I have been working like a beaver to get these two pieces finished for an upcoming spring exhibition with the South East England Embroiders Guild. … Continued

Daffodils in December!

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Dancing daffodils in December! I love daffodils and enjoy painting them. But daffodils poking their heads up in December? The weather in England has been unseasonably warm. The temperatures have been  around 16° which is unheard-of. These climate changes are … Continued

Ai Weiwei’s Explosive Exhibition

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Wow is all I can say after spending the day on Dec 11,2015 viewing the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London England. I had heard that it was very good but this did not prepare … Continued

Alice goes to Canada

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Alice in wonderful Canada land is happening. This will be the most well traveled textile piece I have produced. After her successful tour with the embroiders guild in England,  she became available and was immediately sold. Thank you Nairn. I … Continued

Christmas Location

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In the past month I have been working furiously with painting numerous encaustic paintings for a new Christmas Artists Open House at the Oxford Street Studio. The studio has never been involved in a Christmas open house before so we … Continued

Standen House and Gardens

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I had the pleasure of visiting the National Trust site at the historic Standen House and Gardens yesterday. The lovely old country house was the home of the Beale family and is famous for it’s Morris and Co. designs and … Continued

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