Wednesday, 20 August 2014


I am still finding new places to walk close to our new home here in Llanon, Ceredigion. Because we live within minutes of the coastal path there are many natural walks to hand. It is possible to walk around Wales on all its sides both land and coast.This most recent find is one of my all time favourites ... Llanon to Aberarth.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Painting No.5 Llanon - Church Street

Church Street - oil on canvas board - 16"x20"The initial painting for this was done upside down using a blurred photograph. It was such a worthwhile exercise.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Our new neighbours. All they ever ask is ... is it green ... can you eat it?

Saturday, 28 June 2014


Living by the coast for the first time is very exciting because of the fast changing weather. Clouds come and go within seconds.

Thursday, 26 June 2014


Last night we were treated to wonderful time of story telling of very local 'old tales' from our own doorstep, stories about cottages in old woods that still there to this day. Stories of fairy folk, of strange happenings, of the unexplainable and downright humorous. All performed in and out of an old cottage just like the ones in the stories.

Stories of Ceredigion

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Now I live in Llanon I need to build up a stock of paintings related to my new home. I have an attic full of older material from a different part of Wales, different countryside, different buildings and scale. So, Aberaeron it was! Such a great place, full of painted houses and the well known feature 'The Harbourmaster'.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

HOW STRANGE - Living by the Sea.

It's so strange to just walk, ride, drive to the sea instead of travelling for hours. We are there in next to no time. Because of the orientation of our house we tend in hot weather to have the curtains closed all day and are now thinking of putting up even more thermal blinds to keep the rooms cool.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Afternoon walk in between showers.


In my very small new garden I have started to plant out my first seeds a bit close to the edge of some recommendations, but, who dares!
In my tiny patch we might have a massive harvest of Radish - Onions - French Beans - Mooli - Basil - Mustard Greens - Fennel - cut and Come Again Lettuce and more .... Chillies in the cold frame ... micro greens on the window ledges ... cucumbers in pots. We may soon be sampling wonderful treasures of freshness!!

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Dusk 'Strydd Yr Eglwys' Llanon - oil on canvas.

One minute walk from my front door at dusk as the red sun sets is this typically Welsh scene. Flowers on walls, at the bottom of walls and tumbling over walls. Nobody planted them ... they just appeared. The light on this occasion was magical, painting the front of cottages in gold.
Here is Llanon are lots of interesting corners to unexpected scenes as the light changes from moment to moment.

Dusk 'Strydd Yr Eglwys' Llanon - oil on canvas.


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