Iris unguicularis

I’m still knee-deep in admin, preparation and commission so still very little time to keep up with my daily (hmmm) oil sketches.  Bear with me a while longer but I’ll be back in time for those spring flowers.

In the meantime, here’s a little sketch whose mate will be on view at my exhibition ‘The Year at Coton Manor’.  It starts on February 1st and runs until April 15th so do pop in and have a looksie if you can.

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House

78 Derngate, Northampton

1866 irish unguicularis

20cmx20cm oil on gessoboard

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Coton Manor

A very happy new year to you all!  Excuse my prolonged absence but pre-Christmas I was furiously working up to and stewarding two exhibitions, one in Stratford-upon-Avon and one in London.  I made lots of sales which allows and encourages me to carry on doing what I love.  It meant of course, fewer ‘dailies’ and I’m still not up and running on that front as I’m now gearing up for my next exhibition – phew!  It’s my collection of Coton Manor paintings which I’ve been working at all year, painting en-plein air and still-life in the studio.  It will be on at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house, 78 Derngate, Northampton from 1st Feb to mid-April.  If you’d like to join me on the private view – please let me know.  Below is a little taster.

Other news is that I have workshops coming up and I’m also busy arranging my painting holiday in France where I’d love you to join me.  Details of both are on my website

When I get back in the studio rather than tearing around to framers and the like, I will post again with my dailies.