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Spirits Holding Hands

Spirits Holding Hands

I had the pleasure of visiting Caroline and Tony Benyon's studio recently to see the new window they have made for the OBE chapel in St Paul's Cathedral. I spent three hours sketching the beautifully painted glass and learning how it had been made. Most of the glass...

Dance

Dance

I remember sharing a bedroom with my younger brother and sister when we were very young. On the wall was a poster of Bruegel’s Children’s Games. We used to talk about which child we were. My sister was the little girl in white with the blue headscarf and I was the one looking after her.

Dragon Dojo

Dragon Dojo

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Venues for Seven Ages

Venues for Seven Ages

The Seven Ages of Man took the best part of two years to create, and now I'm hoping for my signature panels to reach a wider audience. They were first exhibited last year at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a wonderful Gothic castle built in the 1700's...

Master Class

Master Class

I am a great believer in learning from other artists. When you copy an artwork (or shall we say translate it?) you absorb many lessons that you just don't get from copying a photograph. This is the panel a student made at my studio based on Tamara De...

Mindfulness & Sketching Stained Glass

Mindfulness & Sketching Stained Glass

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Commissions come in all shapes and sizes and take me down artistic routes I hadn't considered before. Now I love birds in branches and I have made quite a few windows featuring our native species in various seasons. But I had never considered a window with...

Which Charity will you Choose?

Which Charity will you Choose?

Each month I will be choosing one of my greeting cards to help raise money for charity. For June I have selected Fox in Foxgloves to support the Woodland Trust.  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk When I heard about their work at a local spring fair I had...

Fifteen years of Open Studios

Fifteen years of Open Studios

It was back in 2002 that I first took part in the Surrey Artists Open Studios. The scheme was in its infancy with 150 artists participating. Both visitors and artists have increased in number over the years and much of its success is due to the insight that punters...

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