Saturday, 18 September 2021

Lytes carey manor

 Just been out for an afternoon of inspiration at Lytes Carey Manor, Somerton. 

I would like to say thank you to the nice man, ( and his patient wife) who managed to break off these lovely Teasels for me while my friend was blackberry picking! 

They are a bit spikey and we had nothing to cut them with. 

I will definitely be using these in new artwork. I really love them. 

Saturday, 4 September 2021


 I have just completed this painting after having a bit of a break from artwork,  No more exhibitions planned at the moment so time to reflect.

I have started a new project which I am calling "L00KING UP"  This is the first one, measuring  30cm x 30cm, called Summer Leaves.                                                                                        After the weather we have had just lately I thought it was a clever title, as in the summer time is leaving us, or as in Leaf on the tree. Anyway you can make your own mind up on that one! 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Kingston Lacy inspiration

I have had a few days off from painting since the busy art exhibition and the art market. It has been so hot and I need to take a break now and rest, just looking after my Fybromyalgia.     

So this week I took a trip to Kingston Lacy in Dorset for some inspiration. It is not far away for me but I never I seem to get there!  I just love painting cottage garden flowers as they are so cheerful and I think these will work out so well. I can't wait to get started on these Hollyhocks. 


Kingston lacy is a national trust property, where you can see inside the house, and large gardens, and spend a whole day there just wandering. I will definitely be going again in the Autumn when the Acers, and all the other trees change colour. 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Online promo


Gradually photographing and adding my prints to the new Etsy shop, which will hopefully make them more accessible for you to buy. It is a bit time consuming so am doing it in between working on new artwork. 

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Stock update.

 Just to let you know, I will be adding more of my paintings on this blog page for sale, once I get over our latest exhibition which finishes later today. 

It is always best to contact me via email for prices on original artwork as I often lower prices to clear older work. 

The Etsy shop will be re- stocked and updated in the next few days with lots more of my prints too, as this part is all still a bit new to me, so lots to do!  My shop is -  Coalhousestudio


Monday, 12 July 2021

Our exhibition

Just a few images of our exhibition SPLATS SHARDS AND SPLINTERS - creative chameleons.  (shaftesbury art centre, 7th - 13th July.)  It has been quite successful with lots of really encouraging comments and sales.

Everyone is loving my artwork which makes it all worthwhile, and I am still getting used to all the interest. I am so grateful to everyone who has been to see us.  

I must admit I will be glad to get back to painting and also enjoy catching up with friends and family again. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

stourhead studies

 I have been pretty busy this past few days, as I am having a stall at Shaftesbury art market on Friday 9th July in the town hall.  I am splitting my work in half at the moment!! so some for there  while the big stuff is on the wall at shaftesbury art centre! I remembered these paintings which were created a couple of years ago as demo pieces for reflection techniques 

I tidied them up a bit, and varnished them and now they are looking pretty good, so they will be on the stall along with some of my usual floral works. come and say hello, I may not have a voice left by then, but I must admit I really do enjoy talking about art to all the visitors who come in, you learn so much, and meet so many interesting people. - hopefully see you there.  

Saturday, 3 July 2021


WAITING AT ANCHOR  - I had to ask my sailing friends for help with a title on this one. I think it is quite appropriate really as they are the ferry boats which take people across the harbour in Weymouth, Dorset, and I assume they are not working due to Covid restrictions. Very sad, and I hope they will survive. 

painting measures 30cm x 40cm 

deep edge canvas painted grey on the edges. 

Prints will be available in time - once I get over this busy period and have time to make some! 



Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Buy rowing boats online now.

 Just to let you know my rowing boat prints are now up and live on Etsy to buy. 
My shop is called Coalhousestudio.  So many people have enquired about them just lately so pop across and take a look.  It's all pretty new to me, but am learning all the time with it. I will be adding them in their original colours in time, but I thought these were right on trend if I really must deal in decorators art! 

 Fine art prints by CoalhouseStudio on Etsy

Monday, 14 June 2021

Art fair, shaftesbury


Not only do the 3 of us Creative chameleons have an exhibition in Shaftesbury art centre,  - (scroll down for more info on that one) 

I will be round the corner with The Shaftesbury group.            Shaftesbury town hall on Friday 9th July,  10 - 4 

 Very excited to be back on the road again after a long break due to covid, and to see old friends and fellow artists.  Do pop in and say hello, now I have to paint some more smaller works, as the larger ones will be in the art centre! 

Friday, 21 May 2021


 Not too long to put our feet up with a glass of wine and wax lyrical about the art trail! Next up for the Creative Chameleons is our exhibition in Shaftesbury in July.