Back in Lincolnshire for a while


Wicken Fen Sunset
12 x 16 Oil/Linen panel


My Dad’s pond


My Dad’s apple tree

I am back in Lincolnshire for a few days having delivered my paintings to the Blackheath gallery, and Barry to the airport. It feels good to have got the paintings done, not so good to be saying goodbye to Barry though. Still, things have calmed down a little for a while. I am working on two pieces for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Small Works Great Wonders Winter sale. I had hoped to give them to Barry to take back, but I just couldn’t manage to get them finished. I hate working under so much pressure that I feel totally panicked. Next week I become a part time student, which is quite nerve-wracking. I hope I am not the oldest in my class!

Before dinner last night I mowed my Dad’s lawn. Half way through I became quite weak with hunger!!!… so I picked an apple from one of his apple trees. There is nothing quite like the experience of plucking an apple from a tree and eating it right there and then!

Another one for Blackheath



Lindsaylands Sunset

9 x 15 Oil/linen



Missy enjoying some beach time!

Looking towards Berwick Law

Days and days have gone by since my last post. Barry and I enjoyed some time together, going from the west coast to the east coast and each day we were lucky enough to enjoy some lovely sunshine. Then he went off to France to paint (lucky thing) and I stayed here to finish all my paintings for the show at Blackheath Gallery, London. Barry returns next week to the UK, hopefully with some beauties for his show at Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe on October 14th. He flies back on 7th September… I get to stay here to teach my workshop on 19th, go to the Blackheath Exhibition on 24th September and start my part time MA Printmaking course at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge… very excited about that!

Glorious three days…


Clachan Sound

Clachan Bridge (or Bridge over the Atlantic) and Barry


I loved these clouds

16 years ago we visited Seil Island because Barry (McCuan) wanted to see Cuan Sound which is the channel between Seil and Luing Island, also the bridge over the Atlantic… which sounded so grand, but we discovered that it was a little smaller and more beautiful than we had expected! It was so beautiful and calm on that day and have always wanted to return, so we did, and once again we were blessed with another wonderfully sunny and calm day!

I have to say it was an amazing few days and I am hard pressed to know which photos to post here, so here are a few for now and I will post some more later!

Getting some more clouds painted for my show at the Blackheath Gallery, London.