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My book is out at last!!

Little Terns and Sea Holly: three summers at Gronant Dunes Exciting day today!  Copies of my new book turned up.  It is an illustrated diary of three summers I spent at Gronant Dunes, Denbighshire, the only nesting site in Wales … Continue reading

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Gesso Guillemot!

I had a really peaceful and productive afternoon in the studio today.  At the weekend we visited the South Stack on Anglesea where I sketched the guillemots, despite the massively strong winds that vibrated the binoculars and randomly turned over … Continue reading

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New book very nearly ready!

I’m very pleased with the scanned in images for my new book!  Here are a couple: Many thanks to the wonderful graphic artist at www.crumpsbarnstudio.co.uk for producing such wonderful clear images! Now down to the final edit by the publishers, Penlan Publishing, then it … Continue reading

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Siop-Pop!

Another chaotic couple of weeks, getting ready for Siop-Pop, a pop up shop in Llandudno Victoria Centre, North Wales, which will be open for 14 days over Easter, 11.00 – 4.00. Here are some of my works, in the process … Continue reading

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A slightly different direction …

Chaotic and busy couple of weeks, as suddenly got the opportunity, together with my friend Susie Liddle, to take a craft stall at Bodnant Craft Centre, at the wonderful National Trust owned Bodnant Gardens in the lovely Conwy Valley, North … Continue reading

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Clever camera!

Well I’m very pleased with myself anyway.  Following a super on-line seminar run by Helfa Gelf and The Design Trust, and led by professional photographer Yeshen, I’ve been inspired in recording my work for my exhibition (opens in 14 days … Continue reading

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From the midst of Helfa Gelf Open Studios Event!!

Another really busy month.  After the Little Tern Conference, it was time to get our studio ready for Helfa Gelf, the Open Studio Event.  The studio has recently been enormously improved by our landlords, Mostyn Estates, who have installed internal … Continue reading

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Painting week!

Thrilling to have been invited to exhibit some paintings on my Little Tern project at the Conference organised by the RSPB in Prestatyn at the end of August!  The birds have now quit the reserve at Gronant heading southwards, leaving … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia or artistic good sense?

Happy happy happy! A good week down at Samuel Studios!  I’ve been invited to speak at the MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) Conference in November!  What an honour!  website: http://www.morol.eu Also sold another 2 paintings, one on my bird theme, … Continue reading

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Collage joy!

New direction: just sold my first collage-y picture, at the wonderful Willow Gallery, Oswestry: willowartgallery.co.uk It relates to my book, ‘The City of Ottawa: the story of a sailing ship’ and so was part of the Oswestry Literary Festival: check this … Continue reading

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