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The blossom opened early…

Did the tree know something I didn’t, had it heard the starting pistol, received the signal, been slipped the secret cue that something big was underway; something that could contain itself no longer but must “out” into the light? Or had it simply felt it must take that leap of faith, be the one to demonstrate, through actions, that it dared to be all today that it had hoped to be tomorrow so that others would also believe this was possible and much more so than just through the endless repeating of words? No more waiting. No more striving. No more hoping and trekking and aiming and intending and visualising but BEING it. Did it want to manifest what it already knew to be so in its heart’s potential, to bring it out of hiding and into that light, however cautious and conditional these times still urged it to be, however much of a mixed blessing the sheer intensity of that light it was reaching out into could sometimes feel? Had it decided there was no more time left for slumbering underground, its tenderness tucked away inside dry woody branches? Continue reading

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Light filled

A year ago,  I painted a tree that had just come into blossom, on the corner by the hidden lake in the forest where I often walk. In fact, I painted it twice; the resultant paintings being called ‘Rebirth’ and … Continue reading

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…and then the sun burst through

For several years, I lived in an old Victorian house with a buddleia tree in the front garden. It grew thick and very tall, right up beyond the height of the bedroom above, and its leaves were darkest green but … Continue reading

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Picturing synergy

Presenting my two latest works of art as they head off to the gallery in time for an exhibition opening at Gallery Fifty Five this weekend. I’ve talked before about the theme of “blossoming” that seems to have permeated my world … Continue reading

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Rebirthing

Towards the end of last year, which felt like a giant’s step forward and dusting-down-yawn-stretch in the journey of me, I started on a new painting; had a canvas specially made to the size I wanted, knowing just what I … Continue reading

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Essence of Easter

There’s an unmistakable “essence” of Easter that I’ve relished since the days of childhood meant that it was accompanied by the experience of eating a ton and a half of chocolate over the course of a long weekend.  Even if … Continue reading

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The hawthorn blossom is out…already!

All week, I’ve been snapping away at hawthorn hedges in full bloom in the unseasonably hot sunshine but I came across this particularly glorious display in Beech Hill yesterday, it really was striking and very lush, so much so that … Continue reading

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