Purple Fields and Pink Skies

As I’ve written previously, I wanted to write about some of the paintings and painters that inspire me. I am not an art historian, just an art lover. The views here are my own and I’m…

My Interview With Womenfolk!

WOMENFOLK IS A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN DESIGN IN NORTHERN IRELAND.  THEY SEEK TO HIGHLIGHT THE EXISTING DESIGN COMMUNITY AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING THOSE THINKING OF STARTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS IN DESIGN.…

11 Things I Always Have In My Art Studio

Every artist is different when it comes to their studio essentials. Apart from the obvious painting supplies (which again varies drastically from painter to painter), there can be a wide difference in what we choose to…

How Varnish Protects Your Artwork

From time to time, I get asked quite a few questions about my painting process. One of these questions is why I varnish my work. This is a personal preference and many artists don’t even choose…

‘Untamed’ Series Update

I wanted to share an update on my latest series of paintings ‘Untamed’. So far the collection is proving to be full of bold textures and vibrant, striking colours. If you’ve been following along on my…

New Year, New Prints

If you follow my website or my Instagram, you will know that last summer I released a series of work entitled ‘Laze’. The word laze is not made up (I promise!). It is a combination of…

Introducing The Untamed Series

“It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills…The hill-tops are shattered into a thousand…

3 Glorious Days on The Causeway Coast

If you haven’t been to the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland, what are you doing?? Go right now, immediately! Do not pass go! Do not collect $200… OK, maybe do collect the cash… Because then you…

Buying Art As A Gift

Art makes a wonderful gift to mark any occasion. It’s an incredibly personal present and a unique and thoughtful way to connect with loved ones and to show them how much they mean to you. Art…

A Life Less Ordinary: Suzanne Valadon

I paint with the stubbornness I need for living, and I’ve found that all painters who love their art do the same.Suzanne Valadon It’s rare (ok, not that rare) that a painting stops me in my…

8 Ways I’m Styling My Home This Winter

Have you ever wondered why British people constantly talk about the weather? Well, it’s considered polite, neutral conversation (which is always important) but also because there is so darn much to talk about. One minute it…

My New She Shed Studio!

If you know me, you will know I’m messy. As in very messy. As in terribly messy. I have paint on most of my ‘nice, non-painting’ clothes, which have now become ‘painting’ clothes. And paint in…

Gathering Inspiration

Although I grew up in an incredibly beautiful part of the world in Yorkshire, England, we lived pretty far from the coast. Although Yorkshire does have a stunning coastline, we were pretty landlocked and you didn’t…

Whirlwind Trip To Portrush

Ever since we moved to Ireland, the waves have been calling our names. The surf scene in Ireland is pretty underrated, but there are several coastal spots that are ideal to catch a wave or two.…

Nature’s Mathematics

The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries.Jorge Luis Borges Some of my recent paintings in my Laze series, although abstract, have been heavily inspired by volcanos and the destructive…

Laze 2021 – Part Two

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve recently been painting a new series ‘Laze’. It is a collection of paintings heavily inspired by volcanoes, each painting named after a rather fierce volcano from…

Volcanoes in Ireland?

When you think of Ireland, the first thing that springs to mind is certainly not volcanoes. Rolling green hills, yes. Wild, rugged cliff tops, yes. Wonderful traditional music and good craic, yes. Guinness, of course! But…

My Trip to Donegal

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I had a cheeky few days break in Donegal in the north west of the Republic of Ireland. I had visited Donegal briefly before, so when…

Laze Collection 2021

It’s here – its finally here! Both my new collection of paintings and my first ever blog post!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve been in a painting frenzy with my…

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