June 28, 2023

Spotted flycatchers

A flicker of dark wings against the sun, a feathered blur hovering by the lime tree, the blue streak of a damsel fly dodging a sharp beak – the pair of Spotted flycatchers are back. Last year they nested above a broomstick mounted on the wall of the cottage, less than a metre from the […]

February 13, 2021

Postcard from Lockdown

We moved house between lockdowns last October. In this home-centred world it seemed both fitting and incongruous. We didn’t go far, staying in the same quiet bypassed village. The two houses couldn’t be more different – from a tall thin 3-storey newish build to a single-storey thatched property dating from 1613. This cottage is known […]

July 11, 2020

A Year on the Jurassic Coast

An Illustrated Journey A Year on the Jurassic Coast Two years ago I was invited to a launch event at the Gallery on the Square, Poundbury, for my sketchbook, A Year on Chesil Beach. It was a balmy summer’s evening and I met some lovely people over a glass or two of prosecco. During the question-and-answer […]

April 26, 2020

Mermaid beads

Last year I was lucky enough to be given a hoard of beautiful salt-glazed ceramic beads. They had been handmade by Joan and Guy Sydenham at their island home on Green Island, Poole Harbour in the 1960’s. Sadly Joan Sydenham passed away in January 2019. She was the widow of Guy Sydenham, a master potter, […]

An image from A Year on the Jurassic Coast April 18, 2020

Making the most of Lockdown

Thank you to everyone who has bought items from my new online shop. New products are being added all the time so do keep checking. If you need a birthday present or a greetings card, just choose what you want and follow the simple and secure payment process. When lockdown began I was, like many […]

November 23, 2019


Welcome to my new blog and new website! Soon I will be adding an online shop so that you are able to purchase some of my artwork.