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So on we march, getting through October and relishing the sunshine when it appears. Here in Devon this year the colours seem brighter than ever , there seems to be an abundance of acorns, berries and apples.   Whatever this year has been, mother nature has not disappointed . I try to make the most of these autumnal days , we all need that daily dose of daylight.  I love to enjoy each season as it comes and goes. It makes each season , each month seem special , and gives our lives a comforting rhythm whateve rmay be  going on...

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  It's Thursday again, the the sun is shining brightly, but the temperature has dropped considerably and I can see lovely autumn colours everywhere. I love to make the most of these crisp clear days, and notice the colours in the landscape. Each day it seems to get a little more intense and you can feel the world turning towards winter. The news is increasingly gloomy and it feels , sadly, as though we all have a long winter ahead. So what cheers everyone up, and is dripping in autumn colour, a lovely , shaggy, characterful highland cow, lets revisit...

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I am asked a lot, what led you to painting, why do you paint? I was with some close friends this weekend, I was showing them how to paint some simple watercolours, in return one friend has shown me how to make felt, while others have taken me on beautiful walks or made me wonderful lunches in their garden.  But it got me thinking  why do I paint? I know I am not trying to convey a deep and meaningful message through my art, I have no political agenda and I am certainly not out to shock. So why do...

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Hi , and so we move into October. Here in the middle of the countryside, and sitting in my studio with large windows I feel privileged to watch the seasons come and go. The leaves are falling thick and fast , large apples hang on our trees. We vow every year to store more, make crumbles and press juice. In reality we shall make one or two nice puddings and leave the rest for the birds ( no bad thing) , making the most of each month as it comes and goes.  I am having to pop my heater on...

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Hi back into my routine, and back to writing a blog post on a Thursday afternoon. I can hear the rain pattering on my corrugated roof in my studio, the sky is grey and the sunshine of last week has gone. This week , here in the Uk, we have been coming to terms with the news that we shall be living under restrictions for a  while yet, the weather here in Devon appears to be mirroring our dampening mood. Things seem pretty bleak, but I am determined not to get too down about it all. I am fortunate to be...

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