Shophouses of Penang

Today is the first day of easing restrictions from the third lockdown, in England. With light at the end of this long pandemic tunnel I’m starting to feel a little hope (mostly hoping that it’s not a train!).  As always, art and fellow artists have kept me from going crazy during this time.  Yesterday’s sketch… Continue reading Shophouses of Penang

People in the park

Urban Sketchers London held their second online sketch meet up via Zoom. Today’s theme was ‘people’, led  by John Webb. I decided to sit on my local park bench to sketch people on this freezing but deceptively sunny day.  I admit, moving people are difficult to capture. I roughly sketched the outline of the landscape… Continue reading People in the park

Spring has sprung!

  I still remember the joy I felt when I saw this tree in full bloom for the first time, from the kitchen window of our then new home. It has never failed to bring us joy every Spring for the past 10 years, but this is the first time I’ve felt brave enough to… Continue reading Spring has sprung!

A New Year. A new start

I wanted to start the New Year with a sketch – something positive to start 2021 with.  The weather wasn’t ideal; I had barely got started when the rain came. The rest was done inside a warm car while having a New Year’s day ‘picnic’ of milk-rice and tea.   


Welcome to my blog and the very first post. You may think Christmas Eve is a strange day to start an art blog. I’ve been thinking about keeping a blog for a while, but I was waiting for the ‘right moment’; for the planets to align, get through all the unfinished tasks, basically for my… Continue reading Welcome!