Category: An Artists’ Life

View from Bedford United Trail

Hidden Landscapes

The hidden mining landscape here in the Tamar Valley continues to catch my interest – I suspect it has something to do with the glorious autumn weather and wonderful woodland walks on my doorstep. Last week found me with friends scrambling through the rough woodland paths of the Bedford United Trail, past disused mine entrances guarded […]

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Autumn Trees at Pentillie

Artist’s Drawing Day

Yesterday found me at an artist’s drawing day organised by Drawn to the Valley at Pentillie, a castle and estate near Saltash in Cornwall. It is about half an hour from home and I love drawing days. It was glorious autumn weather and I wandered through the lime walk and down to the walled garden. The trees were […]

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Devon Great Consols Mine

Tamar Valley – a mining landscape

At the beginning of the week I went on a walk along the Tamar Trails organized by Drawn to the Valley. We walked up to Devon Great Consols, the old Copper and Arsenic Mine, part of the world heritage site.  Mostly the ruins of mines round here have sunk into woodland, you are hardly aware of them […]

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Autumn Hydrangea

Colour Change

Here in the Tamar Valley we are getting the early autumn morning chill, the hydrangea flowers are hanging on but the colours are beginning to soften.

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Cornish Artists Garden

My New Art Blog

Today I am setting up my new art blog. This means typing at the computer instead of drawing, painting and stitching. I have just been told by Melissa that it is normal to talk about what I do in my first new blog post so here goes. I am an artist working with textiles. I hand […]

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