Hmm, the photos are not quite how I saw it in real life, but the condensation on the inside of our vintage up-leaky and down-leaky greenhouse (in estate agents terms a lovely conservatory) was looking particularly beautiful this evening.

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Symbiosis colouring book update…



Etsy shop bannerMy colouring book ‘Symbiosis’ is now available to buy from my Etsy shop for £12.50 plus P&P.

There are 16 A4 pages printed onto lovely quality smooth white paper. What a fabulous relaxing Christmas present to buy for someone! My first print run of 100 books is already running low so I’m feeling pretty proud.

Here are a few cropped images from inside for a sneaky peek.

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Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton 22Every time I come across an artist whose work really speaks to me and when I do I just want to tell everybody about it! Of course, art is something very personal and not everybody appreciates the same thing – thank goodness – so I don’t expect you all to share my love of Betsy Walton’s work.

Why do I like it so much? Well I LOVE her vibrant use of colour! I think also I see patterns and shapes in her work which I also like to use a lot, so it feels like we speak in the same ‘words’. I feel that her work is very personal – I can’t imagine it being accidentally identified as being made by anybody else. That to me is very important in my own work. A lot of art I see I just don’t ‘get’ – I have absolutely no idea of what the artist was thinking or feeling when they did it – but with Betsy’s work I feel like I understand what she was feeling at the time when she produced it. Actually that sounds very presumptious. Maybe what I mean is that her work makes me feel something. Or that it speaks to me. Art is open to the viewer’s own interpretation.

Anyway, enough of words. It’s better to see her actual images, otherwise she might as well have just written it all down instead of painted it!

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Here is a link to her WEBSITE