I like a good dystopian novel as much as anyone else, but I also have faith in society surviving disasters and believe that most people are fundamentally good – but not all. In the summer of 2019 I was reading about some of the problems the world is facing. Then I started to speculate onContinue reading “Three looming disasters”
This comes from an old 35mm slide taken at Saunton Sands in the early 1980s. The emulsion on the film had deteriorated by the time I rediscovered it and a high res scan, minus a few retouched scratches, developed into this ethereal image of a small family group on an otherwise deserted beach.
Many years ago I was commissioned to make some illustrations for the Museums of Merseyside. This is a left-over imagined drawing from that time.
A pencil drawing of the of snow covered fields above Parracombe, Exmoor, Devon. Illustration and painting can be very different in my mind. Illustration is often done for a client, usually commissioned, rarely from the heart. Painting or drawing can be a process of releasing a little bit of your soul or heart onto aContinue reading “Snow fields”
(Until Death is a 1250 word short story) I fell in love with my husband when I was eighteen. Everyone said I was too young for him and he was too old for me, but we had three happy years together before I killed him. Derek had bought me a four-wheel-drive car, more like aContinue reading “Until Death”
I made my first youtube animated video. You can learn how to count to 12 on your fingers, to 60 and even to over 1000 using the binary system. It explains why we have twenty-fours in a day, sixty minutes in an hour and sixty second in a minute. It all makes perfect sense whenContinue reading “Interesting stuff about counting”
A painting of the Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, England. Another piece of work experimenting in acrylic paint. I gave up painting when I started working commercially in design and advertising, for me the two occupations didn’t mix, but now I’ve started painting again.
An experimental montage of Lynmouth Harbour executed with multiple layers of cut and torn coloured tissue paper. Prints of this work retain the original colour values, but the blues in the original piece have faded so much that it has become a different image.
A watercolour illustration that has been used on greeting cards and postcards. I drew a number of watercolours in this style simply as an experiment, to see if I could.
A painting of the Lynmouth, England. This is my first piece of work in acrylic or oil paint for fifty years. I gave up painting when I started working commercially in design and advertising – for me the two didn’t mix. It’s far from perfect, but you have to start agin somewhere.