Pigeons In The City

Pigeons In The City

In one of my recent blog posts, The Beauty In The Ordinary, I mentioned I was studying and sketching pigeons. It has been so much fun. This past week I had to submit some of my work from this term to my art tutor since…

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

The other week I put out a request on my Facebook page for some title suggestions for one of my pen and ink wildlife drawings. I called it Friday Fun. I didn’t expect to get so many wonderful suggestions! It thrilled me to bits. I…

Beauty In The Ordinary

Beauty In The Ordinary

Over the last few months I have been immersed in my creative work, in particular in my art practice. I have been observing and recording ordinary birds, such as gulls and pigeons. Some people have questioned – out of interest and curiosity – why I…

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, in total, I’ve lived about…

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

A while ago I decided to do some volunteering. I wanted to get involved with a project that would inspire me and give me a chance to give back somehow. There were the obvious choices for me – since I love wildlife and nature, I…

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been inspired to re-visit and re-commit to a creative, writing project that in turn has led me to embarking on a couple of new creative projects focused on Landmarks, Landscape and Language. Three years ago I went on…

Introducing The Silky Seabirds

Introducing The Silky Seabirds

Recently, I have been working away on a new creative project, in particular a new range of pen and ink wildlife drawings. If you follow me on Facebook, you may know what I am talking about. Without further ado, I am excited to share with…

Winged Wildlife Drawings: The Story Behind The Range

Winged Wildlife Drawings: The Story Behind The Range

As some of you may have seen on my social media channels, I have a range of pen and ink wildlife drawings that I call the Winged Wildlife range. from left to right: White swan, small owl, eider duck, tawny owl, robin balancing on a…

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

I love sunsets. I feel deeply moved when I see a sunset. And no two are the same, even when viewed from the same place again and again. The following pictures I took from my office window at home prove that. They are all different,…

What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Walking in the woods nearby a few months ago I came across this: At first, I must admit my brain thought it was a large snake. However, within seconds I reassessed that thought and came to the conclusion it was a tree branch. Then not…