Hello Dear. I am a local artist using mostly watercolour and can often been seen out and about painting on the streets and wherever takes my fancy. Other than the odd class, I am self-taught with no formal training and have painted for most of my life as what might be called a “occasional painter”.
My garden is at it’s most beautiful in the Spring. To my delight last year, my neighbour Ken popped round and was hanging a bird feeder so I commented on how full and heavy his nut bags looked. He corrected me and said they were called “Fat Balls”. From Wilko. Well whatever they are, the birds can’t get enough of the seeds within, so I spent an afternoon sketching and painting them getting their fill.
‘Tits Around Fat Balls’ (2018).
My husband, may he rest in peace, was a very musical man. His banjo was one of his prized possessions and he would often sit and pick out tunes on it after supper. When he turned 65, I thought it would be amusing to play Happy Birthday to him on it. Unfortunately the sherry had got the better of me and I strummed far too vigorously, putting it out of action and even drawing some blood so I put it outside before hubby found out. Here is a painting of that bittersweet memory.
I Snapped My Husband’s Banjo String (2017)
The chimney breast in my bedroom caved in on a very windy night in the storms of 2016. It made a terrible racket and I didn’t know what to do. Fortunately Ken from next door heard it collapse and the next day offered to plaster the damage. The sweetheart even moved my furniture and I painted him while he worked.
‘Neighbour Fills My Gaping Hole With Drawers Pulled To One Side’ (2016).
Thank you for looking at my work my darling. I will be adding more when I get the hang of updating this. Please join my email pamphlet group if that infernal box pops up and you will be first to know. I would also like to thank the nice man Gary from down the road for helping me with this website. He is an artist too and his own website can be found here. Bye for now.