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North Somerset Arts Week

I am taking part in venue 46, The Old School Rooms, Station Rd, Congresbury, Bristol, Avon, BS49 5DX. Together with Paul and Renate O’Donnell, wood/textile, and Graham Evans, painting.

Coming Exhibition.

Kay Aplin is an architectural ceramic artist who opens up her “Ceramic House” during the Brighton open studios. I will be having my work there together with many brilliant ceramic artists.

Staple Diet

This is acrylic on canvas and was painted with all the on going wars in mind. We sit in our comfortable houses getting fed images of war through the media into our homes. It is now part of daily life and we have gotten too used to it. There are real people suffering badly in too many countries.

At times I catch myself thinking negative thoughts about how little money I have to spend, how I dislike where I live, how I feel stuck, how I can not afford taking my family on holiday etc. But then I sit down and watch the news in the evening and realise that I am one of the most fortunate people on the planet.

I have a fantastic husband, two beautiful children, a roof over my head and food in my belly. I have the opportunity to go to a studio and be creative. People like my work. The list goes on : )




I took this photo about 15 years ago and it shows off sunshine beautifully I think.

I feel happy and smiley. The sun is out, spring is in the air, finally. It has been hard living in the grey for so long. The kids are playing and laughing outside, running around getting rosy cheeks and smelling of fresh air. Ahhhh…