March 26, 2020

The last few weeks have been hectic as my involvement with Yarmouth Gallery has mopped up my time trying to keep track of what needed to be done to prepare for the gathering threat of Covid-19.  My two days a week at the Gallery had morphed into a full time preoccupati...

February 7, 2020

using a limited palette and stronger mark making in the dark accents

November 14, 2019

The medium is oil which I have applied with a palette knife, quite boldly. A rich impasto!

November 4, 2018

Similar subjects driven by different intents

December 28, 2017

The short days of winter means opening the blinds just as dawn is breaking and walking home as the afternoon sky is gaining the intense luminosity that can twist the heart with nostalgia - or hope.  Dawn over Freshwater Bay was breathtaking this morning.  I continually...

July 11, 2017

Anne Toms' Open Studio Weekend at Freshwater Bay

April 27, 2017

My sights have been fixed on the heavens in my current series of paintings: I have shifted from the high horizon or no horizon paintings that have occupied me for years to looking upwards.  When I began the series the skies were uniformly grey and without light or insp...

March 7, 2017

Following on from the pale grey, blues of last month's paintings inspired by Compton Beach on a still, quiet evening, I have been working on a vividly contrasted canvas that belongs to a series inspired by evening on the River Yar.  I lived for eight years in a cottage...

February 20, 2017

It is a great joy to paint in my studio this winter.  The new roof and skylight fitted last summer means I can work in comfort on the coldest of days, no dripping ceiling and clearer natural light. 

This painting is ready to go to the gallery later this week.  'Pal...

February 7, 2017

Endlessly inspiring, always shifting and changing, Compton Beach is a new place every visit.  Tide in, tide out, cliffs crumbling, sand wet, sand dry, no sand, black rocks, purple marl, grey stones, low sun, high sun, no sun. Walk East to Brook.  Walk West toward the c...

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