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Flora Day Helston, 2022

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This event over the years has provided a frequent source of ideas for my paintings , here are just a few examples, inspired by this wonderful Cornish tradition. When the bluebells carpet the nearby forest , it is time for …

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Children and Their Pets.

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As a child I learned a great deal from loving and looking after animals that were reliant upon me. To see children with a passion who really want to get it right and who love their pets is heart warming.  …

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On Mothers Day x.

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Ernest Proctor, 1886 – 1935. English artist, buried next to his wife Dod Proctor at St Hilary Church, Cornwall. St Hilary Church dates back to the 13th century. It is full of beautiful paintings from the 1920’s because of Fr Bernards …

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On Valentines Day.

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“FALLING STARS” Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes—do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of …

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At Auction next week.

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Many years ago I made this oil painting of Paula , who at the time was transitioning to become a woman with gender reassignment surgery . She sat for me in the studio and as I painted and we drank …

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While winter waits .

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When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty …

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Happy Christmas!

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As we gather together at this special time of year , and we raise our glass’s to absent family and friends, I wish you happiness, warmth, love and good health in 2022 ! Zoe x

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Visiting the dentist.

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We have all been there ,from reception greetings into the waiting room, rows of seats …. which one to choose, local radio through muffled speakers, bored children, drill noises coming through closed doors. Recently it was my turn for a …

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Remembrance Sunday.

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On this special day we honour all of those brave men and women who faced unimaginable horrors in our name and in the line of duty. I think of their families and loved ones. As I child I witnessed the …

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Sculpture of figure & cat.

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One of my old Papermache Sculptures has turned up for sale on eBay, I wonder where she has been living. Made in 1981, after leaving college, while living at Redmarley Gloustershire. It is a sculpture of me and our cat …

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It’s Halloween!

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Its a time when many of us celebrate by carving pumpkins and lighting candles to keep evil away. We dress up in costumes, share creepy stories of ghosts and spooky mysteries….. and everyone knows that on All-Hallows Eve, witches can …

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Goonhilly Earth Station is amazing!

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In 2018 I made a small Ex Votive painting about Goonhilly Earth Station which was part of the 100 painted vows series. Today I was lucky enough to actually visit the site to hear about the amazing and very complex …

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Shhh, sleeping cats.

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Over the years I have often painted my cats. I thought I’d post a few archive paintings of my much loved old moggies, (muses), in a variety of relaxed poses.The last is a new arrival rescued with his sister, and …

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Autumn.

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I love this time of year. When Mother nature begins to retreat to replenish her reserves. As a metaphor for life , I too think of autumn as being a time of harvest, completion and transition , with winter a …

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Courage.

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Next week an exhibition celebrating the life of Muriel Gardener opens in London at the Freud Museum. It seems she came from an affluent American family and was a woman of enormous courage and compassion, taking great risks to save …

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9/11

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Today my thoughts are with the victims, families, friends and emergency services . Those robbed of their futures and all of those who’s lives are changed for ever, as the world was changed for ever. T S Eliot. The Rock. …

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Summer

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Summer is a special time, perhaps that feeling began in childhood having time to yourself because of the school holidays. To me it now offers the opportunity to recharge low batteries after the grey winter months . Flower filled borders, …

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Afghanistan.

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It is impossible not to feel great sadness and compassion for all those involved and living in Afghanistan at the moment, as we witness their escalated fear and suffering. When I listen to the news each day, I think of …

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New Project.

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I have just taken delivery in the studio, of this recycled wooden chair. It is the second that I have had made from drawings, by a friend and carpenter, he can make and fix almost anything …. brilliant! After some …

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Hokusai & Mount Fuji .

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Hokusai returned again and again to Mount Fuji as subject matter. He considered the mountain to be the source of secret of immortality because of the goddess in the tale of the Bamboo cutter, who deposited the elixir of life …