Christmas and Spring!


I’ve been trying to strike a balance in the studio this month. Mondays and Wednesdays are supposed to be precious, uninterrupted (loud music and no children) PAINTING DAYS! Back in the summer I had a few days on my own in North Yorksire, drawing and planning for an exhibition at Chantry House Gallery this coming Spring. It’s been lovely, after all the work on the book, to get painty again.

181a01ae-a070-4fcb-9091-448e58c72f31These are Rievaulx and Fountins Abby. I have plans for some Castle Howard paintings too. Here’s another of Whitby. I spent half term there with my family.

img_1089-5I’ve also been hand finishing lots of prints. These have been going out to Heart Gallery and Hawksbys. Print days are Tuesdays, Thursdays:

img_1127Weekends, high-days and holidays have been spent on all sorts of silly nonsense…

img_1107(there wasn’t much snow in the valley, but we did our best. The conkers Hattie had in her pocket were very useful!)

We’ve also been making folding books out of scrap paper. I love my daughters combination of ideas: All the shapes she knows, with the named conspirators from the gunpowder plot:

fullsizerender-65I played too. Blob painted birds. Sometimes it’s lovely just to play…fullsizerender-64



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