Painting for paintings sake

Having had a rather full on but wonderful time working on a few projects with some wonderful people I am now back in the studio ready to begin a small collection of pieces inspired by my recent-ish trip the Orkneys as well as, of course,  my local landscape. Plus more of my gilded paintings. In…

We are Potent Mr Broadbent !

The penultimate session for the Shropshire Banner and gosh feeling so pleased with how the session went. A real push by all the group with the battle cry of ‘We can do it!’ to get our mighty banner in one piece – and a fabulous surprise when we looked at what had been achieved. A…

The colourful and wonderful Women of Shropshire

Only two more workshops to go and feeling a tad smug not for myself but for the achievements of the women who have contributed to making the #processions banner. We were at Participate in Shrewsbury  (thank you for your hospitality) this Saturday and after many- rearranging, laying things out, picking them up, laying out again…

Deeds,Words (a lot of words!) and Togetherness.

Deeds- Too excited …. ! As you can see from the teaser images we really got cracking on the making front today with the fantastic group of women (oldest participant 98), children (who put on a short play), dog (who mainly slept) and even a man (providing the gender balance!)) at Quatt Village Hall . The…

Gender Pay Gap – perspective of a female artist

Am I aware of a gender pay gap in my working environment ? This is tricky to answer – that would mean I was aware of ‘going rates’ for artwork of other artists and also be aware of if my work is on sale next to a male artist that his artwork hasn’t been valued…

#Cometogether

http://www.quatt.info/ A new venue (wonderful Quatt village hall) and some new women joined our ever-expanding group (and waistlines due to the fabulous cakes and scones provided by the Quatt group!). I am not exaggerating regarding the venue and welcome we received as we brought our third Processions banner making workshop to a new area of…

Shhh – Shropshire’s Secret Women

As it is International Women’s day it seems fitting to share the list of  Shropshire women, past & present that has been compiled as a response to our Banner making for the Processions project. Our aim is to include Shropshire women’s names on our Banner which we will then process on June 10th in Cardiff.  We…

Cutting Cloth

Working with a super group of women today at DASH (The Hive) as part of Shropshire Women’s response to the Processions project. Having done a brief recap, for the benefit of new group members, we got stuck in and the project became real as we cut into the green felt fabric which will represent our…

Artsy twaddle

I’m often asked about what made me become an artist and I often give a somewhat sounding romantic flippant answer; ‘it’s something that has always been within me’ and ‘It’s something I have to do’ but in reality both these statements are true. The real question is not why I am an artist but why…