2020 – a blank canvas

I think right now is a wonderful time of the year. Not least because it’s my birthday in a few days! I think over the years that timing has helped me to stay mainly ‘up’ at a traditional ‘down’ time.

My mind has turned to 2020 art making and I have filled my studio walls with blank canvases to provide inspiration.

Watch this space!



Events coming up

Very much hope to see you at one of these events in the run up to Christmas…

I will have new work at each event and will veer towards seasonal as time progresses!

Sunday 27th October, 11am to 4pm – Attenborough Village Hall, NG9 5HZ. 18 ABCAT artists all together under one roof.

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, both 11am to 4pm – Red Lion Pottery, 228 High Road, NG9 5DB – Alan Birchall’s beautiful pottery, Helen Domleo’s gorgeous jewellery and my textile Art & Crafts.

Saturday 30th November 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1st December 10am to 3.30pm – Attenborough Nature Reserve.  12 local artists for a Winter Arts & Crafts Fair.




Picture at an exhibition – update

As you may remember from a previous post, my massive applique work ‘Lace Market’ was accepted for the University Summer Exhibition and was on display for 3 weeks in July.

Even more exciting news – it sold! On the second day!!

Thank you so much to the mystery buyer from Mapperley. You have boosted my confidence enormously.

I hope you enjoy this work, which was made with great care and affection.

Now…on to the next project!

Djanogly picture 2


Picture at an exhibition

Exciting news!

My massive appliqué work ‘Lace Market’ has been accepted for the University Summer Exhibition. Can’t wait to get feedback from a wider audience!

July 13th to 27th @ Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.


The great news is, the picture SOLD on the second day, to a mystery buyer From Mapperley. I am beyond excited. There’s more work in this vein coming soon!

More amazing Nottingham architecture

I met with friends for the most conjenial Sunday lunch recently, in one of my favourite areas of the city, opposite Nottingham Castle. (The Castle is just about to get a multi million pound makeover – how lucky are we?)

I walked past these amazing buildings on the historic Standard Hill on the way back to the car. The road is so called to commemorate the raising of the standard by King Charles 1 in 1642, the start of the English Civil War.

The round tower was a circular Victorian hospital ward which opened in 1900 as part of Nottingham General Hospital’s Jubilee Wing.

These buildings literally take my breath away –  my fingers are itching to depict them in some way, so inspiring.