Blog

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

An Enlightening Message

June 9, 2015

I am not blogging about what I thought I would be blogging about today. I thought I would be waxing lyrical about the glorious North Coast 500 route that I am so proud to be part of and the back to basics/back to nature trip that I have just been on. No, it seems not. […]

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A Scottish Highland Journey

May 20, 2015

This is my last blog for a couple of weeks as I will be off adventuring. I am travelling the North Coast 500, a new trail launched that weaves 500 miles around the coast of the Scottish Highlands. I am lucky to live in Wick, one of the coastal towns on this route and I really […]

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Reflections at Peedie Sands

May 13, 2015

I have been out adventuring again. One of my favourite things to do is pack a lunch, for the ‘assistant’ and I, grab my camera and then just disappear. I follow my intuition to guide me to a ‘wild’ Caithness/ Sutherland spot, somewhere far from the madding crowd, then I just let go and be. […]

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‘Finding Your Path’

April 29, 2015

As promised, my Top Ten Tips for ‘Finding your Path’. How do I know they work? Because they have been tried and tested for years and years by yours truly! As you may know by now I used to be way off my path, on someone else’s path, but not mine. I graduated in 2000 […]

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A Haven House Art Tour!

April 21, 2015

It’s all been go these past two weeks at Haven House Art. I’ve taken a step back from the painting to focus on my marketing. Not my favourite part of being a full-time, self-employed artist, but needs must. By choice I would just paint, paint, paint but how will the world get to experience Haven […]

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The Little Things

April 8, 2015

I noticed and liked a quote on Facebook this week because it particularly struck a chord with me. I’m not normally one for mindlessly liking a post! It was – ‘The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.…’ Jon Kabat-Zinn It’s so true and it’s the reason I paint what I paint. I take […]

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How to paint a Sunset Seascape Canvas.

March 31, 2015

A little step by step for you..Go on, give it a go! How to paint a Sunset Seascape Canvas. I chose a 24 x 30 inch canvas as it was big enough to do the scene justice, but small enough for it to fit comfortably on a living room wall. You may wish to use […]

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Love Scotland

March 24, 2015

I am on my way ‘down south’ to Beauly and Fortrose this week to deliver some paintings to some outlets and I am particularly looking forward to it because we are making a small break of it and staying in a wee cabin on the edge of a forest. It will give me the chance […]

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The Box

March 18, 2015

A little story for you this week..As I have said before sometimes a painting just doesn’t cut it. Only a poem or a story will do..Enjoy! The Box – by Lisa Weller She was burdened with sadness and hungry for some relief. This was not what she had signed up for. Years of listening to […]

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Follow that Dream

March 11, 2015

I have been in a reflective mood this week, which has my mind re-tracing my steps since I took the crazy decision to follow my dreams and pursue being a full-time artist. I have been looking back at my very first painting sold in 2007 and forward to today. There are now well over 500 paintings of mine […]

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Reflections

March 3, 2015

This week’s blog post is a poem and a painting. The painting is going to an exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Shoreham-By-Sea (my birth town) for the Adur Festival. It will be in the church from Saturday 30th May to Sunday 14th June. If you are in the area do please visit. The church is […]

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Water of Life

February 24, 2015

Hello, How are you all? Gosh, it’s been a busy 2 weeks for me. Time really does fly..the older you get! I have been working on lots of exciting changes with Haven House Art. I now have a new page on Facebook page which you can now follow me on https://www.facebook.com/HavenHouseArts I am a researching […]

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Following in the Footsteps

February 9, 2015

Amidst painting, blogging and going on adventures this month, I have been reading January’s edition of The National Geographic. This issue caught my eye in particular because of its cover story, ‘The First Artists: How creativity made us human’. I opened it up and was entranced by photographs of cave paintings nearly 40,000 years old […]

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Tending to my Path

February 2, 2015

I am showing you a picture of what I was doing this morning (a Monday morning). I was sitting, drinking in the views and enjoying some peace. I am not saying this to brag, or to boast. I am saying it because I want to tell you how far I have come, both physically in […]

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Take Me to the Sea

January 23, 2015

I’ve been busy these past two weeks working on two sea inspired paintings. One as a commission and one for you to buy..and I remembered that I wrote a poem that might explain why I am drawn to the sea (see below). Sometimes a poem can say more than a painting, and sometimes vice versa! […]

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