Category 'Inspiration'

21
Sep

Introducing Ecstasy

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to welcome 100’s of visitors to my Open Studio and give them a sneak preview of my current collection Ecstasy. I am planning to complete and show this collection in about a year so it was with some trepidation….

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4
Feb

In My Artist Studio – A Video Portrait

I am having the most exhilarating time in my art studio at the moment working obsessively on my latest collection Ecstasy and Tranquility. I wanted to share a short film of my work in progress on an oil painting I think may become my most favourite painting ever! I think I am….

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10
Dec

Midwinter Magic In My Studio

Forecasters say Britain has endured its gloomiest November in 86 years! For me it was the perfect month to escape to my art studio and counteract the grey dull days by painting with wild and vibrant colours. I feel so alive when I’m painting and it becomes all consuming.  Before….

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23
Oct

Colour, Textures & Reflections in Magical Venice

I have just returned from a perfect, romantic holiday in Venice. It felt like a fairytale and I was continually inspired everywhere I went. It really is an artist’s paradise! I can’t wait to get back to my studio and create layered, faded, jewel coloured paintings burnished with dull golds and….

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21
Oct

Wedding Inspiration

I am delighted to be marrying the love of my life next spring! This week we’re in Venice having the most extraordinary and magical adventure to celebrate our engagement and my birthday. I feel as if I am living in a fairy tale and I truly believe that if you wish….

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15
Oct

Playing With Gold

I have recently been working with gold oil paints. I love the shimmering, iridescent effect this metallic oil brings to my canvases, adding a glimmering magic to the jewel colours.   My Playing With Gold Pinterest Board is the perfect place to bookmark my discoveries and colour inspiration from; nature, textures, distressed walls, decaying doors, worn out fabrics, abandoned….

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8
Oct

Flowers and Fine Art

I absolutely love flowers and the Zoob house is always full of beautiful blooms. The colours inspire my paintings and they always make me smile.  I love seeing how the colours of a vase of flowers seem to be captured and echoed in my paintings, perhaps because I use oil paints….

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1
Oct

Autumn Colour Inspiration For New Works

I love all the seasons but there is something really special about autumn. The last week has been dry and sunny and the colours are starting to change. The dazzling display of autumn colours make the perfect backdrop for country walks, one of the reasons why I love this time of….

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16
Jul

Art Inspiration in Asia

I have had some incredible adventures so far this year to Italy, Australia and Africa. All these wonderful trips have inspired me so much and had a huge influence on my work as you can see from photos of recent ‘work in progress’ oil paintings in my studio My latest Asian adventure is….

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2
Jul

Back in my studio preparing for Artwave

The artwork for this years Artwave Open Studio flyer is complete! I am so excited about this years festival and have been back in my studio working on some brand new oil paintings. Here’s a sneak preview: Lovely lilies continue to be a strong motif in my work and I am so….

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