Open Studio up and running!

The past few days saw the first of the three Norfolk Open Studios weekends, and my studio was open along with three others in Dersingham. There were plenty of visitors too, but there’s still time if you haven’t managed to call in yet.

Across Sunlit Fields to the Wash
Across Sunlit Fields to the Wash. Watercolour 20 ins x 13ins

I’ve got about ten new paintings on show, plus some old favourites and lots of sketchbooks etc. to look at. I sold loads of cards and prints over the weekend, so I’m busy topping those up too! One of the paintings that seems to be particularly popular is this view over the Wash, from Chalk Pit Road above the village of Ingoldisthorpe. A magical viewpoint really – I could sit there for hours just watching the changing light.

Do call in to the studio if you are in the area. I will be open 10am – 5pm on the next two weekends, 1st – 2nd and 8th – 9th June. The address is on my Contact page – look forward to seeing you!

Sketching in Turkey

We’ve been away for the past couple of weeks, hiking part of the Lycian Way, which is a long-distance footpath along the south coast of Turkey. Very hot, even at this time of the year!

I always take a sketchbook and pens with me on these trips, although often there isn’t much opportunity to stop and sketch. We were walking in a group, organised by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, and with twenty people chatting away it can be difficult for the artist to find a bit of peace and quiet.

Doorway at Kayakoy
A doorway in the ruined village of Kayakoy, Turkey. Ink on A5 cartridge paper.

However, the Lycian Way trip was not just walking, there were opportunities to see several historic sites. Roman, Greek and Lycian stonemasons have all left their mark on this landscape. We visited a ruined village, Kayakoy, not far from Fethiye, and while others in the party scrambled over the ruins, I managed to sit down and do this ink sketch in my A5 cartridge paper book.