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Cover art for the programme of Royston Arts Festival 2017

We Jammin' Still

De treasury, could bun down. We jammin’ still, we jammin’ still. De Economy could fall down. We jammin’ still, we jammin’! Just hold dem and wuk dem!

For Jovee

Sometimes we all need a visual trip to Wonderland, this was Jovee's.

From Wales to Argentina

An international love story in black and white. What would your story look like?

Crowning Glory

It's the natural crown that we women wear...

Our Wish Baby

When you've longed for a little one and finally... there she is.

West Mersea Beach (Sketch)

Sitting in the sun on the beach where the river meets the sea...

Here Come the Girls

The curve of a woman's hips and thighs, the dip of her waist...

You's a Winner!

Looking for a personal cheer-leading song? I heartily recommend this one!

Allez! Allez!

Step forward! Move forward! Everybody!

Waiting... (Blue)

That moment when the stage in sight but security holding your section back until it clear, so you waiting... but you ready to play yuh mas, play yuh self. The minute they say 'Go!' is madness up in here!

From You Wake Up This Morning

"From you wake up this morning, you's ah WINNER!" lyrics from 'Cheers to Life' by The Voice

Waiting... (Yellow)

That moment when the stage in sight but security holding your section back until it clear, so you waiting... but you ready to play yuh mas, play yuh self. The minute they say 'Go!' is madness up in here!

Mess & Merriment

I felt like Mother Earth, so alive, so connected to everyone and every bit of positive joyful energy on the planet...

Pierrot Grenade

A tongue lashing that stings like a cat-o-nine tail, beware, beware, the Pierrot Grenade!

Fancy Indian

In celebration of the Native American Indians who first inhabited T&T!

Moko Jumbie

Lanky joy, graceful yet precariously balanced. Dancing a jig 10 ft off the ground like is nothing!

Jab Molassie

Horns, tail and whistle in place. Blue paint or Black oil? How do you like your devil? DUTTY!

Dame Lorraine

What a fine mockery of aristocratic wealth and haughtiness, hidden demurely behind a fluttering fan and twirling parasol!

Midnight Robber

Born of destruction and chaos, bringing hell and damnation and revolution. Be afraid!

The Feathers Series

When was the last time you see a T&T Carnival costume without feathers?

Animal Life

Inspired by Mark Hearld

Colour Explosion

I do love a good burst of colour on a blank page

Baby Ewan

For the arrival of a precious little one...

While We Were Hiking

Along a wooded path, just 2 minutes from Glen Cottage, there was this view... Wow!

Plant Life

Inspired by Mark Hearld

The Four Elements

Water, Wind, Earth and Fire

Sunshine & Earth

The sun kissed the earth and the colours of the world blossomed

Jumble Jungle

Sometimes there are pieces of art that are just very happy accidents...

Valkyries

The Power of Choice!

Roadside Shed

All alone at the side of a country road, miles from anything else...

Hope

Continuing the feelings on canvas series - what is Hope?

Happiness

How do I capture the giddy feeling of unabashed joy with acrylics on canvas? Ta da!

Royston High Street, East

On a high street that is centuries old and rife with history, there is so much to record.

Ye Olde Royston Town

About a little historic town that sprouted at key crossroads centuries ago

Las Cuevas at Sunset

Las Cuevas is a sandy bay on the north coast of Trinidad. The sunsets there are phenomenal so of course, I had to try my hand at it!

Despair

Somewhere between numbness and fear is a wasteland called Despair

The Bussage Hill Sign

On a picturesque hillside in beautiful Gloucestershire, there was a sign...

Summertime in The Bussage

One summer we spent a weekend at a lovely little cottage in The Bussage...

Welcome to Glen Cottage

After a long drive, you get to Glen Cottage, step on the welcome mat and sigh. You're home, even away from home.

Sandstorm

The whip and whirl of sun-battered sand longing for water...

Water

One day I just got the urge to immerse myself in blue...

Hillside in The Bussage

I looked up and saw a collection of buildings almost on the ridge of the hill and I thought, now that would make an interesting painting...hmmm

The Foreshore

On the north-west coast of Trinidad, where the island almost curves back on to itself, there is a highway that follows the shoreline and the view is... well... spectacular.

Tony's 40th

My husband's friend's 40th Birthday was coming up. Hmmm, what gift to get him?

Kinky London

I must confess, I do love that seedy, throbbing, uninhibited part of London where nothing is taboo and everything is.. perhaps?

Iconic London

It just wouldn't be London without...

The Palace

When the King came a-hunting!

The Old Crown

A part of Royston’s fascinating history

Ponder

Staring at beautiful nothingness that soothes the soul...

Pentonville Red

The gritty city feel we love so much - Take 2!

Carnival Faces 3

Inspired by a Trinidad Carnival costume in the La Nouba section of the band Yuma

Carnival Faces 2

Inspired by a Trinidad Carnival costume in the La Nouba section of the band Yuma

Carnival Faces 1

Inspired by a Trinidad Carnival costume in the La Nouba section of the band Yuma

Royston Cave - St Katherine

The Royston Cave on canvas

Royston Cave - St Christopher

The Royston Cave on canvas

Royston Cave - Christian Soldier

The Royston Cave on canvas

Dive In

Isn’t this what everyone thinks of when they think “Caribbean”?

Complementary Coconuts

What if the leaves of the coconut tree were the opposite of green?

Above and Below

If you’ve ever lived in a flat in London, you know what I mean!

Shh The Neighbours Will Hear

A block of flats in London, you know the drill!

Upstairs, Downstairs

A block of flats in London, you know the drill!

That Tickell Feeling

A beautiful English garden, some fun water soluble pens and I was in sketching heaven!

St Giles London

Slashes of colour to brighten up London town

Princes Mews Views

One day when I looked out the window...

No24 Charlton Place

Now that’s a house you’’ll never miss!

La Cabana

The colours of Brasilian Barbecue...

Red, Black & White

We bleed Red, White & Black. We are Trinbagonians.

Pentonville Rd

The gritty city feel we love so much

Late Summer Fields

The farmers are collecting hay, the fields are brown, and Hertfordshire is slowly leaving summer behind.

Caribbean Vibrations

The pulse of an island...

A Place to Dream Big

So my brother likes to sit in front of the ocean to think, to plan, to dream... big!

Olympic London

If you didn’t go in person, I bet you were just like me – screaming at the tele!

The Tickell Arms Fountain

The result of a sketching day in a beautiful English countryside pub garden

Islington N1

Cultural London

Celebrating the cultural Mecca that is my London!

Bush Fire

Dry season in Trinidad & Tobago, the ground literally wobbles with the heat haze that dries your eyes and the dry blades of grass easily catch fire

The Oxo Tower, London

That rusty red tower against a blue sky - I love South Bank!

South Bank, London

I just love South Bank!

City London

I worked in the City for less than a year. What an exciting, maddening, scream-inducing, exhilarating, brain-titillating experience!

Toco River by the Sea

Where the river meets the sea among a lot of coconut trees...

Play Yuhself

Using Matisse’s Cut-Out techniques to capture the movement of the costumes in Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival

Ole Mas'

Social commentary, politics or poli-tricks, double entendre, mockery, spectacle, and plenty picong - That is Trinidad Ole Mas’!

Dirty Mas'

This is my favourite part of Trinidad Carnival. Out in the wee hours, covered in mud or paint or cocoa, dancing in the street... Yes!

Pretty Mas'

This is what people think about when they hear T&T carnival – feathers, beads, bikinis, beautiful costumes in stunning colours, indeed Pretty Mas’!

She Belongs to the Sun

I come from a long line of strong Trinibagonian women – brilliant women full of energy, love, life and heat – just like the sun

Wortham Lands

The Worthams were a very very wealthy family in 18th century Hertfordshire. This is a tiny snapshot of their holdings.

Gatward next the King

Before Royston’s Manor House existed, the site was known in 1610 as Gatward’s Estate and it bordered the King’s hunting properties. Oooh!

Changing Counties

Before 1897, Royston was one town in two counties!

The Lost Gates

Where and when did the gates of the Royston Manor House go?

Blue Sky over A505

Every time I drive home from the studio, those big bodacious Hertfordshire skies just blow my mind!

Red Sky over A505

Every time I drive home from the studio, those big bodacious Hertfordshire skies just blow my mind!

Anchor Inn

This commission is a welcome piece for a new J. D. Wetherspoon in Bishops Stortford, UK. Its purpose is to explain the meaning, relevance and history behind the pub’s name – The Anchor Inn.

The Heath

If you’ve ever sat on that bench just in front the trees at the top of the Heath, you’ll know...

Western Cape, South Africa

Lord knows I'm pretty pants at watercolours but when I discovered fluid acrylics and realised I could have the best of both worlds? Heaven!

St James Park, London

The lush greenery of St James’ Park with Big Ben peeping out over the trees!

Sunset on Melbourn St

Another J. D. Wetherspoon commission for their Royston pub showing a view of Melbourn Street facing west

The Manor House Mural

Can you do a 3.5m mural telling the history of The Manor House in the style of the Royston Cave Carvings in 5 weeks? Sure! (Note to self: Google don’t fail me now!)

Cry 2

When the emotion is so heavy that you must let it out or drown in it

Sleep Tight

Inspired by Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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