Leaf Printing

I’ve been out in the sunshine sat beneath a Scots Pine tree printing with leaves. Before going out I created a folding map, with rain-painting postcards for the covers, before venturing outside to create in nature. I thought it would be a day for painting shadows of plants in the sunshine, but it was too…

Drawings With Trees

Today I have been setting up for the Land into Art Exhibition at The Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington, Herefordshire. Where you can see The Drawings with Trees Exhibition. The Exhibition will be on from the 2nd September until the 31st October, 2020.

Sketching with an Ancient Tree

I’ve been itching to sketch this fabulous tree, whilst it sketched with me. So today, with my rucksack, out of the door I went to spend some time with this ancient tree. First, I set the materials up so the tree could sketch. Then, with my Seawhite of Brighton Pocket Concertina, I created a sketch…

Sketching Tree Feet

This is one of my favourite sketch adventures, I had such a lovely connection with this tree planted in 1898, making it 122 years old. What an incredible tree standing here looking at me. I nestled against another trunk, to made sure it made it onto my sketchbook page. I’ve been drawn more to nature…

Sketch Across the World 2020

It’s a month since our Sketch Across the World Adventure on the 2nd & 3rd May. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in! It was amazing and I’m so inspired by the creativity and nature connection shared during such a challenging time. I’ve added a link to the gallery of images at the…

#sketchacrosstheworld Countdown

It’s three days to go before Sketch Across the World on the 2nd & 3rd May, 2020. I’m so excited to see who will join in from around the world. If you’ve just arrived at my blog, I’ve included a few steps on how you can join in on Instagram. If you are still deciding…

Join Sketch Across the World

It’s two weeks to go until Sketch Across the World on the 2nd & 3rd May. Last year I led the first Sketch Across the World, encouraging everyone to sketch outdoors and connect with nature. I was so excited to have someone from each continent joining in, including Antarctica. It feels now more than ever…

Sketchbook Friday

I love my Sketchbook Friday’s every two weeks. It gives me some quality time outside in the landscape with my sketchbook in my hand. With a bright blue sky and the sunshine out to play, I went to sketch whatever caught my eye. The weeping beech buds and a seed casing still on the tree…

Moment Sketchers

Out of the door and onto the Ridge today to feel the wind on my face for #momentsketchers I said hello to the Monkey Puzzle trees as I passed by and onto the Trig Point ( the highest point) on the hill to sketch my view. It was a freezing cold 🥶 wind at the…

The Big Draw

We had such a fabulous group for the #greensketching walk as part of the Big Draw sketching challenge back in October, themed this year around Drawn to Life. It was an opportunity to join artists Rebecca Finney, Alice Savery (Alice Draws the Line) and the Walking Sketchbook on a Green Sketching Walk, hosted by The…