Indigoagogo3, the Floral One…. getting ready to bloom

collaged floral inspired paintings

I recently completed a watercolour wedding bouquet commission ( here’s a favourite detail ) and after limbering up my ‘botanical and fluidity muscles’ I realised how much I had missed working with flowers and plants.     You may have noticed that since my studio move I have become slightly obsessed with my view while using this as vehicle to … Read More

Botanical Pattern Play

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Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th April  from 10am  – 4pm each day Storth Village Hall,   Milnthorpe,   Cumbria,   LA7 7PH   A water based mixed-media expressive drawing and painting workshop inspired by botanical shapes and structures.      Geometric or painterly, solid or fluid, repetitive or freestyle, this workshop is all about devising and using organic motifs and … Read More

‘Drawn to Paint’ at Hare Hill Barn

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Friday 3rd September 10 – 4 Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6NZ A water based mixed-media expressive drawing and painting workshop using Wallace Seymour’s ancient drawing materials in combination with ink and watercolour. The workshop fee includes cartridge paper,  a set of Wallace Seymour drawing stones plus a small pot of ink. I am pleased to announce that … Read More

Coming to a screen near you…

I suppose that lockdown has made us all embrace technology a little more hasn’t it? I know that I had been thinking of creating films of my painting process for a while now in order to help my students understand the techniques and materials that I use. But actually a lot of feedback has focused on the calming and peaceful … Read More

A Creative Spring Reset at the Finca El Cerrillo in 2020

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Here is an amazing opportunity to join me in Southern Spain next April. An inspired week of drawing, painting, walking and yoga will await you in this beautifully restored farmhouse with optional trips to nearby villages, Malaga and the coast. For further details please click here… Places are limited so do get in touch now if you would like to … Read More

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…