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Posted 18th August 2016 in Musings


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I have been searching for a steer skull with enormous  beautiful horns for ages now. I wanted to gold leaf the ends of them but I kept coming back to the feeling that I think having a giant skull of a once living creature stuck to my wall would make me feel creeped out every Read More

Posted 16th August 2016 in Musings

snaffling time

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It can be nigh on impossible to do anything much when the smalls are on their summer break from school. The guilt of not doing something with them can be crippling. I try to remind myself on the days I grab for work, that to go feral in the garden and get their imaginations flowing Read More

Posted 11th July 2016 in Musings

monday morning blues

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I am always saddened to walk around public places after people have been hanging out. There’s always so much litter left where it drops without a regard for the space they are leaving behind. There was a huge bin less than fifty foot from where this little still life was forgotten….. Broken memories of sandy Read More

Posted 7th July 2016 in Methods Musings

stand and deliver

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The ghosts of my youth regularly come back and haunt my work and myself with their influences. I never seem to notice until I step away from the scene or image. Neon has played a big part recently and I have a default setting of painting random stripes across my face for self portraits. Then, Read More

Posted 5th July 2016 in Musings

wearing my colours on my trousers

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Can you tell what I was working on last time I was in the studio?! I know it’s a filthy habit to wipe your hands and brushes all over your clothes but, oh, they do paint a pretty picture. It’s handy to have your trousers available to test the nozzle of the tin of spray Read More

Posted 4th July 2016 in Musings

talking of colour addiction

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I was pottering through pinterest the other day when I came across some of Yves Klein’s blue pieces and remembered how utterly edible and velvety they were. I then, like some kind of addict with a need for a hit, trawled through the net searching all over for a tub of paint in exactly the Read More

Posted 30th June 2016 in Musings

hello triangle

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Do you sometimes come across things in the most random of places repeatedly? Triangles are something that started popping up just after my Dad died. They would appear in my social media feeds, on pavements, images in books and magazines and eventually tattooed on my wrist. I felt there was something prodding my psyche from Read More

Posted 23rd June 2016 in Musings

tah dah!

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Ever had one of those ‘PING’ moments? A light bulb is suddenly switched on and it’s blindingly bright? You see yourself and your actions clearly? I had to think about stuff yesterday. Like properly think about it. Stick it all under a microscope, look at it and take notes. Admittedly, I had asked for it. Read More

Posted 18th June 2016 in Musings


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Does anyone else find that unless they have a pretty strict routine that nothing manifests? That daily and weekly achievements disappear into the ether of time and that one month seems to roll into the next in a blur of randomness? I don’t seem to be able to change the way I process anything unless Read More

Posted 17th June 2016 in Musings


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I love Pinterest for its inspiration. I am constantly filling up my boards with amazing artwork, food, destinations, interiors, beautiful photographs (the list goes on….). It’s like my own magazine, curated by me for me. I recently came across some bedside tables and I thought ‘I need those in my life.’ A trip to the Read More