May 1, 2020

It is May 1st 2020, we have now been in "lockdown" since March 23rd because of the terrifyingly deadly Covid 19 pandemic which has raged around the world. We are now confined to our homes for an indefinite amount of time. It is terrifying, attacking anyone and everyone...

February 17, 2020

I have not done much cold wax and oil painting before this and I found Pam's workshop wonderful. The group was organised by Kathy Venazzi and turned out to be both a creative and a foodie adventure in the colourful, very Mexican and indigenous town of Oaxaca. The time...

February 17, 2020

This blog post is a long time coming. I went to Oaxaca back in October last year. However it was so inspiring I wanted to write about it even though it is now rather old news. Colourful markets, peeling old walls. Indigenous people, Oaxaca is a feast for the eyes and t...

September 26, 2019

Runs from 21st September - 6th October from 10am - 5pm.

Blackthorpe Barn


Bury St Edmunds 

Suffolk IP30 9HZ

The exhibition began with a joyous private view attended by more than 400 people.

July 5, 2019

Gerry and David Spiller and myself held this short but joyful exhibition in this beautiful Woodbridge gallery for the second time. We all had our personal reasons that the title "Memories" resonated with us.

This was my Statement for this exhibition:

“Art is a sort of pa...

May 11, 2019

I had a delightful morning laughing and larking about for a photoshoot with in my studio with John, and Angela Hagan one of the editors of living in Woodbridge.

April 12, 2019

     Chefchaouen really is blue, the most wonderful deep purple blues which make other colours sing.

 Even the graffiti - in all languages, all colours on blue walls!

April 11, 2019

 Tangier has been a true feast for the eye. I travelled there for the first week of April with five artist friends. We have been overjoyed and overwhelmed with the wonderful colours and the vibrant life and atmosphere of the city. Around every corner was another t...

February 4, 2019

This is the poster created by Sally of our class of January 2019: A lively and creative group of people from the USA, Canada, UK and Argentina. Led by the irrepressible Bob Burridge. 

We laughed, we cried, we played, and we created.

It was a wonderful week with...

February 3, 2019

For two weeks in late January I travelled to the Pacific coast of Mexico, I had signed up for an art retreat with the artist Robert Burridge whose work I have always enjoyed because of his playfulness, sense of colour and theatricality. I booked myself into a hotel in...

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