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3 Aug 2020

It's been an incredibly tough time over these last few months. We have all weathered the same storm, but in very different boats. For adults, it is tricky enough to navigate. For the children, it has been confusing, frustrating and overwhelming.

Mhairi Stuart, a teachin...

24 Jul 2020

Hand-pulled print of an iris, drawn in my parents garden (whilst socially distant) during lockdown.
This forms part of a new series of prints inspired by the 'smaller world', inhabited over this pandemic. Bringing it back to simpler values and the 'overlooked', with a...

22 Jul 2020

Back in the studio!


It was fun, but weird. But fun!!! I'll go in again tomorrow. . .
Need to add more layers to this iris and today I was using inks from previous projects - I wasn't sure how the layers would work. I'm going to mix some other colours tomorrow once I've...

16 Jul 2020

After a huge period of absence, Spike Print Studio is opening once more, to trial their new covid-19 safety measures. I have volunteered to go in and test the facilities and I cannot wait!!! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to be heading back - even if it is to...

25 Jun 2020

It's been a while. I've found it tricky to create windows to create.

It felt good to draw. Playing with different materials added a bit of fun too and there is something quite magical about being bathed in dappled sunshine under a canopy of branches. 🌿

Everything is...

18 Jun 2020

The final, planned #sketchupfriday is upon us!

As we are still unable to access the mansion, I have been back on site at the Arts Mansion and filmed some of the interior rooms. To aid the process of sharing, I have now created a Sketch Up Friday YouTube channel! It's al...

11 Jun 2020

It's almost Friday!!!! It's that time, to pick up a pen/ pencil/ paints - whatever you like to use - and draw some little seen nooks and crannies, found in Ashton Court Mansion!

So, here are this week's pics to inspire!

I REAAAAALLLY wanted to show you the windows, so th...

2 Jun 2020

Tomorrow was to be the first day of my artist residency at Ashton Court mansion. As with all of my contracts from March through to July, this has also been postponed.

Due to last until the end of June, I was really looking forward to intensive drawing time in this incre...

29 May 2020


This weekend I should have been painting my first mural as part of @upfest , the street art festival. Sadly, it has had to be postponed, but I thought I'd share with you my design for the event.


As a Bristol festival, it seemed fitting to run with a well-known landmar...

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