Sleeping Cat Drawing

Sleeping cat drawing on paper

It’s cold here again, so a time for cosying up this weekend. Cats have the right idea. A quick drawing, but it captured the essence.  Always good to seize the moment. This  sleeping cat is another one I did a little while ago.

And a date for your diary, for when the weather’s (hopefully) warmer. I’m a member of the Art of Gwynngala group and we’re having a showing of paintings, sculpture and ceramics  at the Cowslip Workshop near Launceston in North Cornwall  over Easter, 19 – 28 April, 10-4 daily. There’s a lovely cafe there, next to the exhibition space, and a textile studio/shop. So if you’re in the area, please come over for coffee or lunch and have a browse. There’s a Meet the Makers event on Saturday 20 April 12 – 2 pm, too.  Hope to see you there.

Art of Gwynngala 2019 Cowslip Exhibition


Three Things I Love About St Ives

Colours of St Ives photo sea_sky_sand

St Ives Beach

  1. The colours – blue-filled sky, pearly aqua sea, shining soft sand. So alluring.
  2. The railway (and that it has a railway – and a station!).
  3. The galleries and artwork (much of it in the town, free to view). I always see wonderful things and always return inspired.

St Ives Society of Artists Gallery in Church

St Ives Society of Artists Exhibition


Trebarwith and Beyond Sketch

Trebarwith & Gull Rock sea sketch

Trebarwith and Beyond – Colour Sketch (11×8 ins/ 28×20 cm)

Sorry for the break – it’s been a time of sporadic posting lately. I’ve been doing some translating, which I love! I’ve translated a chapter of a new German book into English, no less! So the painting has taken a back seat. But I’m back now. I’m exhibiting in a group show with Art of Gwynngala in mid-April and hoping to have an Open Studio event in May, so will need to have some paintings ready for then.

I came across this sketch while doing some clutter clearing yesterday. It was done en plein aire, one summer’s day, from above Trebarwith beach in Cornwall.  I’ve come across some lovely little sketches in the archives. So I’ll post them here over the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy them.

And belated happy Women’s Day for yesterday.