Winter, and here I am, back in Australia – mighty cold this year, perhaps I should have stayed in England! It was very pleasant weather during May – only used the umbrella once! One of the things that I really love about an English spring and summer is the lengthening of the days. It is light right up to 10pm, but of course, the opposite happens in winter and that is one of the reasons I could not go back to live in the UK.
The time with family was really special and we visited the Dorset Jurassic Coast, truly spectacular cliffs, coves and rocks, not to mention fossils. At the end of my stay we had a gorgeous cottage at Lulworth Cove, near famous Durdle Door and with an abundance of cottage charm.
There is little to report of my art practice since getting home and recovering from a brutal virus and jet lag, but I am once again taking up the paint brush and venturing outside in spite of the winter polar atmosphere.
I have also started back with classes on Wednesdays 10 -1pm at Lennox Arts Collective. The first Saturday workshop on Impressionism (11 June) is now full, but taking registrations for the following Saturdays;
July 9th – Painting water, moving and still.
13 August – Landscape at a Distance and Close Up!
3 September – Looking at and playing with Fashion Illustration
22 October – Still Life, Flowers, Fruits and Pretty Objects
12 November – Looking at Colour in Exciting Ways
3 December – Painting Light and Shadows
Oh, and I am having a winter exhibition at Lennox Arts Collective – ‘Conversations with the Land’
12 -25 August 2022