The Lake at Annaghmakerrig

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So the theme for this week seems to have become trees and yet again, I return to that favourite haunt of mine, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig and the treasured days of creativity spent there. This painting, like all … Continue reading

Forest Reduced

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My mother has an incredible eye for things of value and quality, bought at bargain prices and her mode of artistic expression is the collection and arrangement of her found treasures.  When I was a child, my mother used to … Continue reading


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You know when spring is on it’s way when the spindly, skeletal trees start to have a green shimmer about their edges and you can almost sense the latent energy of the sap rising and the buds about to explode. … Continue reading

Spirit of the Lake, Annaghmakerrig

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Annaghmakerrig is a magical place that I was given the gift of being introduced to by a very dear friend. It is a treat to sit by the quiet lake and enjoy a real sense of peace. As evening falls … Continue reading

The Reed Beds at Annaghmakerrig

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I followed the Piper to where the reeds were, I listened to his songs and wrote my own. But William Blake tells it better. The Reeds of Innocence. Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a … Continue reading

From the Pier at Annaghmakerrig

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Annaghmakerrig inspired so many pieces from me. The experience of sitting by the lake at midnight was bewitchingly romantic and mystical. One starts to see in a different way. One would think that the darkness of the night would leave … Continue reading

The Lake at Burnham Beeches

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“Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.”… “Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, … Continue reading


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Like most other people I really call these “Geraniums” though I’m told that’s not correct. While the names are lovely, the flower itself is dazzling. I’ve always been drawn to these plants in window boxes, on sills. They make a … Continue reading