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Seasons Greetings

Another year almost over and what a year it has been.  A trip down a step (no alcohol was involved)  back in July has seen me incapacitated for the past 5 months and while walking is now possible, if only … Continue reading

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All good things

It’s been a long time since I last posted here, mainly because I have been otherwise occupied.  This year has been very busy for me professionally.  Since January I have taken part in 6 exhibitions including 2 solo shows and … Continue reading

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All steamed up

Last night Mr PP and I celebrated our silver Wedding Anniversary (OK, it is a year late, but it’s a long story) with an evening dinner aboard the world famous Flying Scotsman steam train. Locomotive 60103 The Flying Scotsman (displaying … Continue reading

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A Big Impression

I am so glad I spotted a small article in the current issue of the Crafts Council “Crafts” magazine about the Big Steam Print, and even more pleased that an event was taking place on my doorstep today. The Ditchling … Continue reading

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One Mans Vision

Taking advantage of the recent nice weather, Mr PP and I visited Painshill Park landscape garden near  Cobham in Surrey.  The gardens are owned by Elmbridge Borough Council and managed by the Painshill Trust and have had quite a chequered … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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“The name’s Botticelli, Sandro Botticelli”

The title for this piece comes from the V&A magazine’s article about their new blockbuster show “Botticelli Reimagined”.  It is referencing James Bond and the scene in Dr No where Ursuala Andress emerges from the sea like a modern day … Continue reading

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