Kabir and The Dove

Kabir was standing at the back of the group critiquing my paintings. I’d never seen him before. He waited until the others left to speak with me about my work, and after all these years what he said remains a powerful reason to paint. Someone mirroring the truth...

New Mexico was beautiful!

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve been able to enjoy our few classic Autumn days… It’s certainly getting chilly in the studio at this time when the air con is off and the heaters not on yet. Much has happened. I had a trip to San Francisco for a...

Big events, and coming home

This last month, the world has seemingly shifted by more degrees than usual. Sometimes there are big shifts – a bomb lands, or the earth is fracked – the same thing really except with one we see the devastation and repercussions, and the other we...

BE THE ROSE

Something unexpected happened today. A gift! I was taking my flyers to a shop in the city – a shop where I’d seen a notice board of consciousness-raising courses. There I spoke with Lauren, who told me she was confused about what I had on offer. We spoke...

Il Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, Italy

Being artist-in-residence at Il Borgo for April this year was an unforgettable experience! It was as much about meeting great people as being inspired to create in different ways. Delightful guests came to visit me in the studio, set in the gardens. Some took a...