All paintings are for sale unless otherwise stated. The majority have been professionally framed by Stable Art. If you want a particular style of frame please ask as the painting may not have made it to the framers and therefore you can choose. Please note we have tried to capture the colour as best we can but cameras and computers do not always look true to the real thing. Of course you are welcome to view before purchasing just contact us.
Good Day for a Walk
The start of 2019s Cornish Coastpath walks. We are slowing inching our way around the Cornish coast. My husband can never believe how lucky we are with the weather and this early May day was no exception! Looking out to sea from cliffs very near RAF Portreath
Come Walk With Me SOLD
This one of four painting that is going to London with our 'Drawn to London' exhibition in conjunction with Drawn to the Valley. Part of my Around Cornwall series, this is part of the coast looking towards Towan Head, Newquay. Another amazing stretch of coastal path on a gorgeous day. Contact me if you would like Private view tickets to the exhibition
Sea Holly at Holywell Bay
The only painting still available from the four I took to London with our 'Drawn to London' exhibition in conjunction with Drawn to the Valley. Part of my Around Cornwall series, this is looking out to sea from the dunes at Holywell Bay (real Poldark land!) A more overcast day but the blues and green of the Sea Holly really sung out. It is 65 cm square in a floating frame.
This was born from dog walks in and around the village. One of those dull days when there is a faint hint of the sun coming through and just catching the copper glow of the last few leaves. Holding on - mixed media
My little black dog and I walk miles each week sometimes to places new but often the the same old haunts. Walking daily (rain or shine) really means you see the seasonal changes day by day. This one is a little study on one of our Roadford Lake walks.
A Slice of Dartmoor
Sometime with the moorland vistas you really only take a long slither of information. I love this low tree topped wall with the dissapearing tors in the background. A fairly gloomy but still beautiful view.
Autumn - Berries, Cow Parsley (SOLD) and Willow herb
I loved working the background colours on these three paintings so they would work with the detail of the foreground and with each other. The shapes of the Willowherb were really exciting to study. These three are painted to be a triptych but can be purchased individually.
It was a very damp August here in darkest Devon. This painting is from of my very wet summer dog walks on a lovely bit of the River Lyd by the park. Called raindrops as I tried to capture the rain drops hitting the water
All about Puddles (Trevone) SOLD
A lovely day in the glorious winter sunshine. I love trying to catch the sky's reflection in the rock pools.
Always another Corner SOLD
This is the inlet just before Boscatle (coming from Trebarwith) and another discovery from our coastal challenge walks. Well worth the steep paths if you have a chance or just put the painting on your wall!
Another of one of my favourite beaches. A bit of sand, a few rock pools and a perfect spot for body surfing - not to mention the stunning cliffs on either side. I have mounted limited edition reproduction prints of this painting. 43cm square (inc mount) £20 and 53cm square (in mount) £45. The original painting can be seen in the Lifton Hall Hotel restaurant
Cliff Top - Lower Sharpnose Point SOLD
The first of my Cornish Coast Challenge paintings. Summing up the beautiful part of the world we live in and why I have to paint.
Down at the Bottom of the Garden
I went to the Sculpture Garden at Bradstone, Kelly for their annual charity open garden event. The sculptures by Paul Vanstone were stunning but this enormous architectural gunnera caught my eye at the bottom of the garden.
View from the Pool
This is the stunning view from the swimming pool at Ince Castle. Painted on a fairly grey overcast day - I had to hide in the pool room on a couple of occasion to avoid the painting getting too wet! I loved the orange zing of the poppies singing out against the grey sky.
Thyme at the Top SOLD
This year my mother and I decided to start walking the Cornish Coastal Footpath. I think there may well be many paintings inspired by this challenge but this one is one from our first outing. We walked from Welcombe Mouth to Northcott Mouth. The flowers were incredible especially the purple of the wild thyme. This painting can be seen in the Lifton Hall Hotel restaurant
This is the view from Higher New Bridge (or Netherbridge) crossing the river Tamar near my hairdressers. It is a lovely view and the first "I need to paint this" inspirational moments of 2016. It's always a relief when this happens and usually starts the flood gates for the years painting.
IKB's Bridge SOLD
Not my usual subject but it was a trip with the Art Group to Saltash and I actually really enjoyed painting Isambard Kingdom Brunel's railway bridge. The sailing boat zoomed across which such speed it was a real challenge to get it down before it disappeared.
Down to the Beach - Cornish Coastline Challenge
This is a tiny study (20cm x 20cm unframed) from our first Cornish Coast Challenge walk. This is very near the end of our walk coming down towards Sandymouth Beach.. This painting can be seen in the Lifton Hall Hotel restaurant.
The Secret Garden SOLD
This was painted in a friend's garden. A stunning bit of walled garden which reminded me of Mary and Colins' garden from Frances Hodgson Burnett's book.
At the top of Belstone Common SOLD
I love this sole tree battling the elements all by itself with the view of Yes Tor and others behind. The autumnal colours beginning to replace the summer greens.
Last of the Summer SOLD
Acrylic on board - 60cm x 43cm in a simple white glazed frame
After quite a wet August we had a couple of beautiful September weekends. This was one Sunday late afternoon. The sun was still quite strong and warm but where the shadows were cast the dandelions were starting to put themselves to bed. Just south of Bude.
Acrylic on board 64cm x 30cm (including white frame)
Another Cornish walk. This time by the estuary at Looe. I was struck by the contrast in soft blues and yellows of the mud/sand flats and water which were criss crossed by the bare tree branches.
Acrylic on Board 65cm x 31cm (including a white floating frame)
A bit of an experimental piece for me. One which I really enjoyed doing. I wanted to take the colours and forms from 'Estuary Colours' and expand upon the idea into a more abstracted work.
Not a Cloud - Crackington Haven SOLD
Acrylic on Board - 77cm x 44cm (including a wide white frame with grey slip )
One of those beautiful Cornish days where you don't need be anywhere else in the world. A clear blue sky and stunning sea. I sketched this one afternoon when we went to the beach as a family and then came home and painted in my studio - just four days later the weather couldn't have been any more different but it certainly cheered a rainy day
Acrylic and pen on board 35cm x 30 (including a black floating frame)
This was inspired by the Canada geese that fly over my house twice a day in October with their accompanying 'honks'. I wanted to capture not only the birds but their shape when the fly in formation which I depicted with the written words. I hoped to capture the sense of joy I get at this time of year when they fly overhead.
Painted after a grown-up, child free walk on Dartmoor. It was a beautiful but very cold day in March. There was still ice dripping of the hills. I was inspired by the winter-bleached colours of the moor in contrast with the blight blue sky.
This painting is currently on sale at the Woods Cafe, Cardinham Wood
Breaking Through II SOLD
Acrylic on Board
This season I've become a bit obsessed by the shape and colour of autumn brackens. This painting started life quite differently to how it has ended, aided by many country walks on or near Dartmoor. I have a feeling there may be a recurring theme to my next few paintings!