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I so enjoy the process of painting, the craft of putting paint to paper and something tangible appears. For many years what I saw in my head didn't work out at all. But slowly the longer I practiced the better the results. I used to crop images and just keep the parts that pleased me, sometimes I had a very small painting left at the end!  But when it does come out how you'd like it's a good feeling, a kind of high, and that's why I paint the next day and the next day. I want my painting to...

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I sometimes feel a bit guilty being able to do what I do for a living. I sit in my studio (otherwise known as the spare room) listening to radio 4 ,trying to get down with watercolours what I can see in my minds eye. I get so lost in the process, the art of watercolour. How it magically paints itself, how a little more water or more pigment creates fascinating patterns on the paper. How colours placed in a certain way can become something almost alive.The satisfaction that I ( after many years of practice ) can sometimes get...

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Hi another wet walk today watching water run off already waterlogged fields. I think everyone is longing for better weather. But I know how lucky I am I still see so much all around me here in Mid Devon that inspires. The hedges are springing into life with snowdrops and primroses promising so much to come...roll on spring

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So January is over and it has been my quietest month, but  after the rush that was December it was a much need calm to take stock and decide plans for the new year.This winter seems to have been a very grey one and so I think we have all delighted in any bright sunny days. I have had a lot of freedom to paint what I choose and owls have played a big part in my January paintings.With dark indigo backgrounds a lovely night time blue  ..

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Hi everyone so this is my first blog post on my new website. I am so pleased you have taken the time to look at what I do. I am a self taught artist who paints from a small cob cottage in a village nestled in the lanes and rolling hills of Mid Devon.  I  painted for many years without showing anyone except very close family and friends. But around 4 years ago I tentatively showed my art to some work colleagues, they were very complimentary and one even asked if she could buy a painting! A seed was sown. So I...

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