I’ve been so lucky this year: a commission every month, from January to July!
I’ll be open to new commissions from September.
My latest commission, for a lovely couple, to celebrate her 75th birthday, and to have sunny days on their wall everyday:
Ebbing Tide Revisited, Robin Hood’s Bay.
oil on canvas, 50x70cm.

I love bluebells and in May, between commissions, I painted this sunset. My only painting of bluebells this year, it is rather dark and moody. Someone said his mother used to live in a cottage in these woods, and had to walk to school along those paths. It could feel a bit scary if you were a little girl and, with the Little Red Riding Hood story in your mind, you imagined that a wolf may be hiding amongst the trees…
Someone was very interested in this painting, so I told him I would reserve it for him for as long as he needed to decide (I really like it, so I was happy to keep it on my wall).
A couple of months later, he has decided that he definitely really likes it. (happy little dance).

Here is a finished commission, now in its new home.
For his wife’s birthday, someone wanted a painting of Robin Hood’s Bay, with a fox!
It was kept as a surprise and revealed today.
She wrote:” if I was to paint a picture in my mind of my favourite view from one of our visits to RHB, including my love of foxes, your painting would be it! I absolutely love it.”
Commissions can be a bit daunting, but it’s such a good feeling…

Summer does go quickly…

I have spent a lot of time in my garden. It earths me. So when it’s warm and sunny, I am outside with the flowers. But of course I still find time to paint. I recently finished this commission. There is a wonderful couple, who love my artwork, and also love where they live. They bought their house because of the view. A few years ago, they commissioned a painting of the view from their house, and this year they commissioned the view from an upstairs window. It was a delight to immerse myself into such a peaceful landscape.

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Danby.

Danby Castle on the hillside, heather above.
Danby. oil on canvas. 50x100cm. Now in the private collection of N&L L.

Danby. A view across to Danby Castle, above the village. This landscape was just about dry enough to travel when it was put in the passenger seat of an open-top Lotus yesterday, on its way to its new home. My paintings are usually transported in a tricycle, this was so much more stylish! I needed a new laptop, so I had asked on Facebook if someone had a spare laptop in exchange for a painting… So I now have a brand new and very nice laptop, and this is the painting my patron chose in exchange. I am exceedingly grateful, for I have exceedingly kind patrons.

Danby Sunset is another painting started earlier this year and recently finished.

Danby Sunset, from Lodge Lane. oils on deep edge canvas. 20x50cm (8×20″). £425. Sold