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Joy and Peace to you x .

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It is that special time of year when we gather together with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, to share memories and to make new ones. At our house this year, we will be giving thanks for all our blessings …

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A Painted Christmas Wreath.

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This year I decide to paint our Christmas Wreath for the front door. I thought I would share with you my working process photographed over a couple of weeks. I ordered the two wooden disks online from the following supplier …

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The girl in red pyjamas.

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This oil painting sits in my studio today. The subject , is a member of our family, much loved and often painted…. and as we near the end of another year I am conscious that she is much grown and …

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Remembrance Day.

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Today we remember all those generous and brave men and woman who sacrificed their lives for us . With sadness I think of my great Grandfather, a scenic artist and a gentle, much loved husband and father, killed in Gaza …

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Suffer the Children of war.

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United Nations studies tell us , ”more children are hurt and killed in today’s wars than are soldiers.” Children are without doubt a symbol of new beginnings , life and hope , but in times of war they mark a …

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Yemen .

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The tragedy of this civil war in Yemen has been going on for so long with its people trapped in a war from which they cannot escape . They endure a fight to stay alive every day with severe malnutrition …

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Mysteries, Yes

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For my enlightened friend, who had a sense of wonder in nature, and who helped others to see it too. Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the …

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In this busy world ….

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Desiderata: Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to …

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Saint Francis of Assisi.

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St Francis, who died in 1226 is still inspiring artists and exhibition curators. The National Gallery has opened a new show dedicated to this forward thinking , kind and environmentally aware man. Over the years , like many artists, I …

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The Coronation of King Charles III

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This little Coronation throne is a childhood treasure of mine, a gift from my Grandmother. I always liked the lions feet and think that she must have made that little red velvet cushion for it . Like many around the …

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Limited edition mugs at Helston Museum.

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These cheerful ceramic mugs are now available from the shop in Helston’s Museum of Cornish Life, next to the town hall. Remembering that sunny day and the local children playing cricket . Some years ago the local teachers brought their …

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Images of Mary .

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Take an image of the Virgin…..Hang it in the entrance to your house. Everyone who lives in your house will be blessed….The spirit will be expelled and flee .

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Ukraine , One year on.

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Like others, I wanted to mark this week’s sad anniversary, of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  For the last twelve months, every day, through the media we have all witnessed the horrors unfold,  since Russia’s attack on the Ukrainian people . …

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A New Year.

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This season holds us like dormant seeds in time…. the clocks have gone back and daylight is short as we begin this new year . In the studio I try to value these months , while nature sleeps . It …

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Merry Christmas & New Year x

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The Darkling Thrush. By Thomas Hardy. I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-grey, And Winter’s dregs made desolate The weakening eye of day. The tangled bine-stems scored the sky Like strings of broken lyres, And all mankind that …

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A painting in progress

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Family is often the subject matter of my work. They are very kind and understanding, and allow me to paint fragments of their lives. Sometimes the imagery is linked to social comment. In this painting I wanted to capture an …

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On Remembrance Sunday.

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And death shall have no dominion.Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon;When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,They shall have stars at elbow and foot;Though they …

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Terrible tales series.

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In this collection of paintings I have cast aside my usual gentle view of the world, exorcised some ghosts for Halloween, and put together work which could be viewed as disturbing or sad . Each piece is based on a …

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Too many words…..

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Made in 2002 this painting sold many years ago from an exhibition Julian Dyson and I shared at the Rainy Day Gallery. Run by Martin Val Baker , he was and remains a great supporter of local artists and musicians …

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Tainted philanthropy…..

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In 2019 I made this painting in response to the unfolding stories which began to emerge in the media, about the crisis, human cost and scale of addiction from opioid drugs, a tragedy driven by the health industry itself. Today …