Spring Reflections

Spring Reflections - 50cm x 50cm - Acrylic on canvas

There is a place in the grounds of Taplow Court where I live called the Bapsey Pond.  A place I go and visit often to reflect,  clear my head,  absorb the beauty of Nature,  feel the moment. It is a very mystical place, beautiful and calm, surrounded by trees, bushes and a majestic willow.  It is connected by tradition with St Birinus (about 642AD) who is said to have baptised Saxon converts here.

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Victory Mountain

My painting of Montagne Sainte Victoire, 'Victory Mountain'

January 19th was Paul Cézanne 172nd birthday and this got me thinking and reminiscing about my love for this artist whom I look upon as my Art mentor…

My deep connection with the great painter Paul Cézanne,‘ the father of us all’ , (a line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso) dates from my first visit to Paris and an Art Gallery/Museum in 1954 . I was 9 years old. » Read more…

fusion

Fusion (Acrylic on Canvas Board, 37 x 32cm)

As I finished and signed  my first painting of 2011, I realised that once again, my instinct was to paint trees.

Trees evoke the ideas of growth of perpetual change and transformation… of perseverance, of a ‘no matter what’ and ‘standing alone’ spirit!

I grew up near a very large oak trees forest. As a child I spent many Sunday afternoons with my mother and father, walking in this enchanting forest… » Read more…

iPad Drawing by David Hockney

From his series Fleurs Fraîches by David Hockney

Last November my birthday present to myself was the Brushes application for my iPhone…

Of course, I knew of David Hockney’s new passion for drawing and painting on his iPhone and iPad… Every artist and admirer of this fabulous artist must have been amazed and somewhat intrigued by it.

I saw an interview and the artworks he created, but at the time didn’t contemplate to give it a try.

I admire David Hockney very much… Who wouldn’t love the man and his works and be inspired… I always responded instinctively to his style and especially his use of colour… » Read more…

Today is the last day of 2010…

A few days ago I went for a walk in the grounds of Taplow Court where I have lived with my husband and two sons for nearly 23 years. The snow was melting and nature looked so beautiful… I took some photos and pondered as one year is finishing and a new one is about to be born.

Taplow

How was this year for you? Was it an easy one, or a difficult one but you had a great victory? » Read more…

Pomegranates

Pomegranates, Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 50cm

I started this painting at the beginning of this month, the third in my series Fruits and their Strange Reflections (see Pears and Funky Oranges in the 2010 gallery).

The very cold weather and snow stood in between me and my desire to finish the painting sooner; it was too cold in my studio and my fingers and feet couldn’t take it.

But, I persevered, and here it is, finished at last. » Read more…

“More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all.”

(Nichiren, 1222-1282)

One of my determinations at the beginning of this year was to change my website and start blogging…

I have mini-blogged on my Facebook fan page regularly since February this year when the page was created and I have come to love sharing my art, other’s artists creativity, talking about my point of view on anything artistic, listening to the opinions of others and life in general.

So , if you are reading this, the time has come, I am blogging and I have a new website. Victory! » Read more…