Inspired by Nature

Janette Phillips

This workshop promises to be a fun day of exploration using a mixed media and composite approach. Inspired by all things natural we will be making drawn and painted responses to a selection of flowers, plants, seeds & pods, feathers, shells, rocks and crystals. Working from these natural objects alongside photographs and scientific images you will be encouraged to investigate … Read More

Day Trip to Allen Bank, Grasmere

We had a trip out in the sunshine today just beating the half term holiday traffic. My friend Debs had recommended we visit Allen Bank, a house which has been left to the National Trust and nestles within the stunning landscape of the Lake District. Since it was damaged by a fire little has been done to restore it so … Read More

Pip Seymour Demo

I would like to say a big thank you to Pip Seymour and Rebecca Wallace-Jones for coming along to my studio at The Factory this afternoon and enlightening us in the process of creating paints, mediums and many other drawing and painting materials. Their enthusiasm for their products came across well and everyone who came along went away with a … Read More

Storrs Hall

Here are a couple of images that I created for a wedding invitation. One is a painting that I did on location and the other is digital piece using Sean’s cintiq for the first time!

Getting the oil paints out…

Sean said that my art room smelt like a real studio this week as I got my oil paints out to work with along with the oil bars. Having fun layering and building up similar tones of different subtle colour combinations. Plus the excuse to go and buy more flowers… Here are some colourful anemones – I love the huge … Read More

Pip Seymour’s pale blue acrylic paint….

I have been working with my new selection of Pip Seymour paints which are seductively like painting with ice cream colours. This painting will be heading up to the Spring Show at the Number Four Gallery in St Abbs, Scotland. I am aiming to get up there for the preview on the 12th April…

Edinburgh Art Fair

“Out of Season” I have just finished this painting of the view from the jetty at Arnside. This will be shown alongside a selection of recent work at the Edinburgh Art Fair. You can see them on Stand A6 where I will be represented by The Laurel Gallery.