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Sidmouth Folk Week

F11Every year during the first week in August Sidmouth hosts an International Folk Festival filling the seaside town with musicians and dancers from all over the world. F11 d1As a local artist with my gallery in Sidmouth I thought I would started this year’s set of naive paintings in readiness for the festival. Here is my first for the season – F11 2I just love these multi-colour dancers bringing such fun to town with their glorious get-ups and painted faces.


Going All Folk Art

I am enjoying taking my folk style forward here in Sidmouth – home of the International Folk Festival!Devx2 2 It is fun to paint in this style – released from the focus of representation and realism. Devx2I find it enables me to engage in the surrounding Devon landscape in a fresh and exciting manner. I am using small cotton canvas boards and acrylic paints to deliver colorful images at accessible prices.

Room with a view!

Hi all. Like me have you been thinking about how to present your hard work at its best. I have been trying out free software for showing paintings in different rooms to give potential customers an idea of how the work may look in situ. Amazingly simple to achieveohmyprints-23112017-154848 and adds a perspective otherwise very expensive to produce (these were done through I wondered if anyone else had useful experiences to share using such techniques to boost interest?ohmyprints-23112017-150800



Always looking at my surrounding countryside anew. Here is my latest attempt at bringing my local village alive in a vibrant and emotional way.Dev 5

Dev 1I’ve painted this on canvas board in acrylic paints from memory. I do enjoy creating work from a mixture of realism and imagination to develop a different look and feel to the work.

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Gallery – Studio Open!

Exciting times! I have taken the leap and opened my own gallery/studio in Sidmouth, Devon. A new venture for a new year. So far it has been great meeting lots of new people and talking art. So different to being alone in the studio all day and seeing no-one. 20171202_095951

It is a steep learning curve so very keen to hear advice from anyone who has tried the same path. Everyday is providing challenges from meeting and greeting customers to how best to present my work. However, it is not like having a job for me but a simple joy to be painting and selling all at once all day everyday – heaven.!20171124_142342