Tallwood Exhibition Part 1 of 3

It has been a huge few months whilst preparing for my art exhibition. Twelve paintings were hung on Thursday, and at the preview late that afternoon, three were delightfully sold.

I’ve learned heaps in the last few months and I’d like to share it with you. So, in this first part I’d like to cover what I’ve learned about myself as this influenced everything else, paper, paint and techniques.Β  The question was, what and how did I want to paint, why and who I was trying to please?

Several months ago I committed to this exhibition, but my head was spinning whilst figuring out what to create. Loose, tight, detailed, abstract, subdued or bright what was it going to be.

I know what you’re thinking, probably, that I’m doing too much thinking and not enough painting and you’re probably right! Ok, the end result of all my thinking, wasted paper and paint, was that I found myself at least for the time being. I learned that I was happy with some spontenaity, looseness but also happy to include some detail where required. Here are 4 paintings from the exhibition.




  1. I hope your exhibition was a resounding success. The pictures were all gorgeous. Once again praise for an excellent artist who manages to capture the very essence of everything she paints. You are so talented.

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Hetty! I visited your blog and now need to get back to it to find out what kind of parrot is in that lovely photo of you both! πŸ™‚


      • Hi my parrot is called Hetty and she is a Meyer’s Parrot and originates in Africa. She is about 15″ long beak to tail. A myriad of colours from her vibrant underbelly of green and turquoise to a duller olive browny colour on her wings and back. She is about 14 years old and can live for 50 to 70 years. Doesn’t talk much yet!
        I have done a cross-stitch of and apart from finishing the background it is done.

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      • Thank you so much! I love birds and Hetty is really lucky to have you as her owner! I have just painted some somewhat similar parrots, that I hadn’t seen before and hence the curiosity. I’ll be posting them today πŸ™‚


  2. i assumed you were busy and hopefully in doing art. Now i am so glad to hear about your exhibition and its success. i hope you will share more about the process and particularly the process of self discovery. We are all about “becoming” and being in that state is scary as well as exhilarating.
    Also your wonderful paintings hint at stories and experiences that might be fun to share.

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    • Thanks so much Holly! You have such a wonderful way with words and you say so much in just a few sentences. Yes, you’re right about the so called state…. pheew! I’d like to share more… thank you!

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