Thursday, 12 March 2009

New DVD latest

Great news.
The new DVD is available from March 24th 2009.

You will be able to order from the main website
Even better, you can pre-order from Wednesday 18th March.

Thursday, 5 March 2009


Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

We filmed this new DVD in February and it is now in the editing stage.

If you enjoyed Taking Risks, I think you'll love this one.

It takes the form of a workshop where I explore some of my completed paintings as well as teaching the techniques used to achieve them.

It will be available from April 2009

Orange Street exhibition 2009 update

An exhibition of Shirley's new work will be on show at the Orange Street Gallery

17th October to 14th November 2009
8-10 Orange Street
LE15 9SQ
Tel: 01572 822919

This exhibition will show work completed while Shirley was living in France in 2008, including still life studies and abstract landscapes inspired by the Dordogne countryside.

Monday, 8 December 2008

New Work Online

Blues in a Room (watercolour and mixed media)
One of 10 recent works I have uploaded to my online gallery:

The work was painted this year in France where I was enjoying a years adventure living deep in the beautiful Dordogne countryside.

It is a mixture of still life studies and a series of abstract landscapes. I just had to record the stunning change of seasons and didit in the most vibrant way I could think of.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

French Diary

2nd September 2007 (beginning a year in the Dordogne)

Feels like Autumn, mist heavy this morning & quite chilly. The garden really needs the goats back, it is looking very lush & overgrown, especially the willow tree. Two cockerells have been 'taken-away' so it is a lot quieter in the morning.
Visit to Rauffet. Even more wonderful than we remembered. Judy went through all the things we have to do. Can't believe I'm looking forward to living next to a forest!
Never lived anywhere where you can pick lemons for your gin, walnuts for your salad, figs for breakfast, apples for your lunch and even grapes!
St Francis-Michael will be looking after all the birds & loads of fish.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Orange Street exhibition 2009

I shall be exhibiting in November 2009 at Orange St Gallery.
This will be my second exhibition with Orange Street.

Watch the blog and the main website for more details nearer the time.

A year in France

I've been in France for nearly a year now.
Every day I've kept a visual diary of events in my life here.

I'm hoping to publish these drawings at some point.
Perhaps on my website or even as a publication.