Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Forgot to add this one yesterday....

Pop Art style 'Tulips':

Minus the keyboard 'easel' of course!!!!

October 2012

Well, I really cannot believe a whole year has passed since I added to my blog page!

I have been very busy with a lot of things including my ever growing family; my beautiful grand daughter was born on October 25 2011, Emma Jayne.  Jack is now a lively chatterbox and I babysit regularly as their mum is now back at work; they sure keep me on my toes!  In between times I am busy at home or down at the allotment, which has been a bit sorry for itself this year due to the bad weather, or at work as my days have now changed to full time days, a couple of days a week, instead of 3 part time days, it's great but I have to carefully plan my free day off which usually consists of catching up at home, hence not much time for my hobbies.  The poor old painting and drawing seems to have taken the very back seat but I am trying to revive things!

There have been many other things happening, some happy and some not so happy but it's all part of life's rich tapestry so they say!

Anyway until I have a chance to get back into my art I am posting a few pictures of 'old stuff', from as far back as 2008, which I found in my portfolio whilst clearing my old wardrobe!  Some is unfinished, but mostly they were just fun experimental pieces, photo's not of good quality but I've put them on anyway!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 2011

As usual it's been a while since I posted on my blog.
I seem to have been very busy in the last year being a 'nanna' to my 21 month old grandson, JACK, and I am really excited as his new baby sister is due to arrive tomorrow! I am also really happy as my son and his wife to be (next May!) have decided to give the new baby my middle name as her middle name!

I have also been really busy with my allotment; it is surprising how much time growing your own fruit and veg requires! Especially the maintenance and weeding of the plot! We have had a bumper crop of cabbages this year and I think most people are getting a bit fed up with eating them now! We have also had great success with our tomatoes and chilli's and did fairly well with our strawberries. We have turned into real forragers this year and have enjoyed finding many apple and plum trees which have resulted in mass production of jam and chutney, which leads me onto the reason why I haven't been painting so much these last few years....I seem to be cooking quite a lot! I am hoping to hold a stall at a Christmas Fayre in December to sell my wares which will include quite a few 'mini' Christmas cakes! More details to follow; one thing is for sure there will be some unusual jams and chutneys for sale; such as Sucrine Du Berry (a French butternut squash) with apple and ginger (jam) and sweet tomato and chilli (chutney). Thanks to my lovely niece, Emily for making my little glass jar covers, they look fab!

I am hoping to get back to some serious painting in the near future so watch this space!

A few piccies below.....the shawl I have knitted:

Chilli's/Peppers from my allotment:

Sucrine Du Berry (it weighed almost 11lb!!)

and then.........
Sucrine Du Berry/Apple n Ginger Jam:

Mini Christmas Cakes...marzipan and pretty icing to follow!!

Yummy cabbage...grown from seed!

Our first apples from newly planted tree last year:

You can see more pictures on my Facebook page

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I am really pleased that 'Audrey' has found a new home as she was sold yesterday at the Active Arts exhibition held at Countesthorpe College annually. Although I was sad to see her go it is really satisfying to know someone out there appreciates her. It's funny how you get attached to each individual painting! I hope she is enjoying her new 'home'!

These style of paintings are really effective and a pleasure to produce.

I have had particular success with these when painting 'personal portraits' for friends and relatives.

I am happy to take commissions if you would like a 'pop art' portrait so please get in touch! I aim to complete a painting of this nature within a week and am happy to ship out if required.

There are a few new paintings to add to the site so keep a close eye for new additions.

Please email me if you would like to purchase or commission a new 'portrait'.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


January is here once again and it is time to think about new paintings.

There is the annual art exhibition at Countesthorpe College run by Active Arts in March and following my invite to exhibit I need to get busy working on at least two new paintings! Time for a spring clean of my shed, hence a 'January sale' of artwork so if you see a painting you really like and would like to own it please get in touch as I will be discounting prices to enable me to make room for newbies!

Paintings vary in size but all are hand painted originals; unique 'one offs'

Please email me or contact me via Facebook if you would like any details. Just drop me a line!
Happy browsing!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Portrait of Em

Portrait of Em; gift for a friend.

Bev's news

Once again, It has been a while since I updated my blog:
There has been much to do since my last post, mainly at the allotment! Although I only acquired my plot in April my veggies have been quite successful and we are now planning to rest the ground over winter. We have had bumper crops of runner beans and beetroot and have done quite well with parsnips, carrots, tomatoes and raspberries to mention a few! Still growing are pumpkins, squash and sweetcorn. I am now also planning to bake pies and make jam with the apples and blackcurrants I have at my disposal!

On the painting front: 3 paintings: Marilyn, Sophia and Audrey have now all found new permanent homes! I was also privileged to be asked to sketch a portrait for a friend of her 103 year old mum who sadly passed away earlier this year. I was apprehensive as I hadn't attempted a personal portrait in pencil before and wanted to do the picture justice but my friend was thrilled with the result and is now happily displaying the portrait in her home. She has now asked me to paint a portrait of her mum too!

I really hate to rush through the year, especially as time seems to fly by so quickly these days but Christmas looms on the horizon and with that in mind please don't forget to order well in advance if you would like to give the gift of a portrait or painting to a loved one this Christmas. It really is a unique one-off gift which can be treasured and isn't available in any shop!
As a Christmas special offer I will be painting portraits for £17 each or two for £30. Drop me an email for more information (sizes, postage (if necessary) etc).


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog Update

Suddenly there is a lot to do on the painting front as I will be exhibiting 3 paintings at the ELMESTHORPE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION 2010, venue: Village Hall and St Mary's Church, Elmesthorpe, date and time: Sat 12 June, 11-5 and Sunday 13 June, 11-4. Come along if you can as there will be many varied styles of art, including pottery, paintings, needlework etc to view with the chance to purchase. Artwork is a great original gift-there are never two items the same when handmade!
Anyway that's my advertising out of the way!!
I have been very busy this month as I have acquired an allotment which has needed a lot of work to get it into shape for late planting, have had lots of help, particularly from my father who has both brains and talent in the garden! Thanks Dad.
Bert has been busy too with the manual work...digging!
I have done my share with digging, planting and 'landscaping'!!
I am pleased to say I have just completed one commission for 'Freddie Mercury' and I have another 3 potential commissions in the pipeline.
Don't forget to leave your comments if you view this site as it's good to get feedback on my artwork.
Thanks for looking.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Ms Hepburn!

Comedy Clowns!

Famous comedy duo; they sure make a lot of fine messes!!

He 'wear's it well'!

Mr Stewart!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

'Just George'

This is a portrait of my grandson, George.

Ms M-Version 2

2nd version of Ms Monroe, this time on a black background.