Here I will periodically post my thoughts in blog form. Please find my latest posts below and if you have any feedback please get in touch with me.

Latest Blog Posts

Inspiring Art from the Heart of the Scottish Highlands

March 1, 2016

After months of secrecy, preparation and editing my promotional video is finally ready for the world to see!! So there won’t be much writing this week, just a link to my video – it really does say  it all..from my inspiration process, to my journey, to my plans for the future to what is happening […]

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A Pot of Gold

February 17, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Or to find any pot of gold for that matter, whether at the end of the rainbow or not? Me too. Hence last Sunday I found myself out on one of my adventures, exploring […]

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Steps of Faith

January 27, 2016

It’s been go, go, go since getting back from Australia just after Christmas. I had an amazing time there and loved every second. It’s completely different to any place I have been to before – the heat, the climate, the wildlife, the way of life – it’s just all so different. I can’t wait to […]

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This Artist’s Year in Scotland

December 9, 2015

I am signing off now for the year because on Saturday I fly to Australia for the Christmas holidays!! I never saw that coming but we were blessed with the generous offer of some tickets and now we get to spend time with my husband’s brother and family in Brisbane. So as of Friday I […]

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Open Art Studio Tour

November 25, 2015

I am busy preparing for this Saturday’s Open Art Studio Day so I thought it best to show you in video format, rather than write. Enjoy! My video footage cut off before I could sign off, so I would have said thank you for following, thank you for your support and I look forward to […]

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Wings at Dunbeath Strath

November 11, 2015

Those who have been following my blogs regularly will know that I love exploring, especially this far north corner of the UK that is Caithness. I was out last weekend at Dunbeath Strath, basking in the late Autumnal sunshine and revelling in the bright woodland colours. The strath is a lovely walk to do because […]

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May the Sun rise on your Dreams

October 28, 2015

So we have turned that corner and officially stepped into Winter hours. The nights are already drawing in and it gets more difficult to paint once the light starts to fade. There are ways I work around this, by having light boxes and daylight bulbs, but it’s still not the same as natural light. So […]

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Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

October 14, 2015

I have weaknesses – yes I am human! But the one that came to my mind last weekend was the fact that I am not very good at selling – myself or my art. I can and do market my art well, as I like telling stories and this comes naturally to me, but when […]

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Finding Refuge in each Moment

September 30, 2015

“Bothy – (In Scotland) a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farm labourers or for use as a mountain refuge”, Oxford Dictionary. Bothies intrigue me. Bothying is a modern tradition dating from the post World War II period. The growing economy increased wages, shortened working hours, and mountaineering and hill walking became popular forms of […]

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Love is Stepping Out

September 16, 2015

I wish to tackle the tricky subject of love today. Not romantic love, but real love. The reason being that it is in my thoughts as I have just returned from a trip to my birth town of Shoreham-By-Sea where the recent plane crash happened, just a few weeks ago. A freak accident caused a […]

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Heaven in a Wild Flower

September 2, 2015

Is it just me or does time pass quicker the older we get? How quickly the days turn into months and the months into seasons. I seem to always get nostalgic and reflective in Autumn especially; it reminds me of that going back to school feeling and how yet another year has passed. Plus I […]

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Out of the Woods

August 26, 2015

Trauma, stress, worries, doubt, fear; whatever you want to call it, it all has a knack of shrouding your path, zapping your strength and sometimes immobilising you. None of us are immune to it, and it comes in all shapes and sizes. What might be someone’s worst nightmare will not phase someone else, yet someone […]

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A Royal Commission

August 5, 2015

There comes a time in every person’s life when they gulp, take a breath and have to pinch themselves because they can’t quite believe what is happening to them, or at least in this person’s life that is what happened on Sunday. I was sat in the front pew in Canisbay Church, nervously waiting for […]

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Exploring the Path of Self-Employment

July 1, 2015

One of my favourite things to do in the Far North of Scotland is to go exploring and by that I mean far off the beaten track. I take an Ordnance Survey map, find an area that looks intriguing and then ‘do it’, whatever and however that means. Last weekend’s adventure saw me scaling an […]

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A Change of Scenery

June 24, 2015

It’s been another busy couple of weeks here at Haven House. I’ve been away, back to my birth town of Shoreham-By-Sea, to celebrate my mum’s ‘big’ birthday. I had such a good time. It’s always lovely spending time with family and even better when the sun is shining! It’s sometimes difficult adjusting to the different […]

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