Kington Walking Festival

I’m excited about the creative walk I’m leading tomorrow as part of Kington Walking Festival. All packed and prepared, whatever the weather. Got my fingers crossed for sunshine, or at least the rain to hold off for two hours between 2-4pm in Kington. Even if it rains we will have fun and there is plenty…

Sketching on Wapley Hill

Into the sunshine I went with art materials tucked under my arm,  to discover and sketch my view. The  trees were calling today and so I headed to Wapley Hill Fort near Presteigne in The Welsh Marches. You can wander up hill, through the  trees, to reach an Iron Age Hill fort at the top….

Icelandic Paints

In the enchanted land of Iceland, the earth’s story unfolds before you. It’s one of those places where you can stand between two techtonic plates, inside a crater, at the foot of an active volcano and within a larva tube, whilst at night being bewitched forever as you stand beneath the dancing aurora. So when…

Painting in the Highlands

Last weekend I travelled up to the Highland Folk Museum in the Cairngorms to take part in the Forest Festival event.  This event shares knowledge about Ancient Woodlands, traditional woodland activities and crafts.  Painting with Plants was the perfect activity, placed in the Ancient Township, nestled amongst the traditional timber framed buildings with roofs made…

Discovering nature…

I’ve been out on adventures this week, around the garden, through the fields, into the  woods and to the sea. Whilst exploring, I’ve discovered nature before me that made its way back, in my hand, tucked on my hat and  rustling in my pockets as I wander along. What a collection to treasure, I feel…

Painting with Mulberries

Yesterday I had a creative adventure with three visitors, Hilary, Emma and Ros, who are on holiday in the area.    On our creative amble we discovered a mulberry tree with fruit ready to pick. Wondering what colour it would produced, we all made our mark on the communal sketchbook. All very impressed with the…

Nature’s Lanterns

Inspired by Nature Photography Exhibition is showing at Made in the Marches Gallery in Kington, Herefordshire until the end of September 2018. The exhibition will allow you a view into my creative world, capturing magic moments in time when the natural light and nature come together. It transports you into a borrower’s macro, close-up world,…

The World of Colour

It’s an exciting time as I prepare for my first Photographic Exhibition in a Gallery.  Annie at Made in the Marches Gallery has provided me this exciting opportunity.  It’s amazing what can happen when you go for a walk into town. For a while now I have been trying to find the best way to…

Creativity Outdoors

It feels like a totally different experience when you pack up your art materials and take them outdoors. You are off on an adventure and unless you have a something in mind, you create things you discover on your walk or the view before you. I create  mixed media sketches on my walks. Using watercolours,…

Walking with the Ancients

My creativity is inspired by the natural world around us.  To walk amongst ancient trees is my most inspirational place to be.  I’ve had the pleasure to work with these fine trees through my work in the Conservation Sector over the last 17 years. I love looking up to see shapes and faces in their…