Author Archives: Flo

For the love of trees

FOR THE LOVE OF TREES There are two views of trees that I’ve grown to love so much, that I’ve spent hours studying them and then eventually drawing them. Now finally I am creating a series of tree prints of my two favourite views: The first is called “The Dryad Trees” and was a view […]

Evolving

EVOLVING My style is evolving. I like it when it happens so naturally, without even realising. I noticed that with my new pieces of work I was putting together for my new exhibition in Laughing Dog gallery (in Brighton Marina – for the month of June) that I was using more colour than I’ve used […]

In my studio this week

IN MY STUDIO THIS WEEK… So this week I’ve been cracking on with finishing the commissions I had left. I’ve been really enjoying embroidering details onto the three canvases which are views of Praa Sands and Hendra beach in Cornwall. It’s so satisfying to turn a drawing into a unique piece of artwork with applique […]

Retrospective

RETROSPECTIVE Since coming back from my fabulous week in Salcombe I’ve unfortunately been stuck in bed with a virus and a flare up of the Fibromyalgia. However, I’ve managed to keep myself entertained by looking back at my old work and the progress of my unique style. Back in 2003 I had finally got back […]

And now something completely different

AND NOW SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (a retrospective) Since arriving back home from our stay in Salcombe I’ve been laid up in bed with a virus. This has given me time to reflect and to trawl through old notes and sketchbooks… and so it was while I was doing this, that I stumbled across something that […]

Back in Salcombe

BACK IN SALCOMBE It’s so good to be back! It must be something about the Devon sea air that has restored me too – my health is holding up and I’ve been able to do some lovely walks and catch up with Salcombe friends. We arrived on Good Friday in the beautiful sunshine so we […]

Slow and Steady

SLOW AND STEADY In the first week of January this year I was diagnosed with another illness called Fibromyalgia. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry, most people haven’t! It’s another one of the weird chronic illnesses that isn’t very well understood, characterised by widespread pain in the muscles, tendons, joints, and nerves. Most […]

Sewing with Kittens

SEWING WITH KITTENS Some of you who know me on Facebook will have heard about my ‘sewing machine disaster’ – the way it rather inconveniently blew up in the run-up to Christmas. It was because I was probably working it far too hard, creating a patchwork quilt for my no.1 son – and a patchwork […]

New Studio

NEW STUDIO I was expecting the move to our new home (and new studio) to be quite an upheaval but nothing really prepared me for the enormity of the job! It was overwhelming at times, and it put me in bed for 2 months afterwards, but we’ve done it.   I’m loving my new studio, […]

Cornwall

CORNWALL Once again, I have been very fortunate to be offered a little residency in a holiday cottage, this time in Cornwall. I have to say that this is my favourite way to work! I get a chance to absorb the landscape over my time there, create sketches and take photos in preparation for creating […]