Painting with the Wind

Today I was bursting to try something new with the help of the elements. Wrapped up ready for the weather, I stepped out  and up onto Hergest Ridge. With the wind in my face and the rain pounding my jacket, I walked the route taken by hoof and foot before me. It’s a well trodden…

Creative Walk at Kington Festival

  Out of the gallery we went and into the drizzle on our Kington Festival creative walk. The group were settled and excited; the rain drops were light and stayed with us as we discovered the pigments the plants hold tight. Under the tree canopy, Sue, Tricia, Penny and Kaye had a go at Painting…

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…