Memories of Vilnius

Memories of Vilnius 90cm x 90cm

In October we took a short trip to Vilnius, Lithuania and it turned out to be the perfect place for a relaxing, inspiring few days. Full of history and beautiful buildings, walkable, and if like me, you don’t like crowds, it’s spacious and calm with plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by.

As always, my paintings start with a memory of place but they could be anywhere, where people sit and,watch the world go by, ponder life, the universe and everything in between over a coffee.

A Little Bit of ‘Lyme’. In Pink

The Cobb. Lyme Regis

Pink! I do love pink, in all its shades and nuances. Pink is rich, deep, multi-faceted. It can make your mouth water. You can stand in front of pink and bathe in its energy.

This painting is based on memories of a visit to Lyme Regis. The Cobb was buzzing with activity, boats in and out, people strolling, enjoying a perfect summer’s day. Giant seagulls. What I also remember is how quiet it was, perhaps dampened by the hills, and the shape of the harbour.

Mixed media on canvas. 90cm x 90cm

Post 4. Verdant

We had to go to Wales this week to attend a funeral. Despite the reason for journey (and it’s a long journey), going to Wales is always an absolute joy.

West Wales is always verdant but this time, it was verdant and then some. So much and so many greens. An overflowing abundance of lushness.

Churches are mainly dark grey stone, many with turreted towers, some quite severe looking even in summer sunshine. Churchyards are full of chess piece shaped headstones, which I’ve only ever seen in that part of the country.