My Great Yorkshire Show Exhibition 2021

Highlights of my Art Exhibition. Meeting the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate 2021 and discussing art and getting to know them. Having an opportunity to sit down and sketch them both for studies for a later painting I hope to present to them. Showing some of my portraits and local landscape paintings whilst continuing with my hospitality work at the Wandahome Stand.

Studio Eviction

Yet again I am on the move. It used to be in my personal life I moved counties, countries, homes and now its studios. I understand loss! and I don’t like change because I have had so much of it in my past. But I have been evicted out of my home studio at home which was in the heart of the home next to the kitchen, and its taken me three weeks to set up another place within the home. I have had to move my son out of his study and put his computer stuff into his room so I can have his study. I Didn’t want to do this just yet. He needs his work space as much as I do! But my hand has been forced by a greater force within the home!!!! So I have not been doing nothing for the last three weeks!


I loved working within the heart of the home but it was just too much for my husband to cope with. I have known this was coming for several weeks now and I think I am just getting my head around it. But now my stuff has all been moved I feel my soul has left and the soul of the house has left.

Very sad!
New Beginnings New Studio Space
New beginnings New studio space

This has been bad timing for this to happen. I have my last module to do for my MA and I gave not been able to get on with it. It has been a big emotional rift and I feel I have to try and regroup my work and place where I was at before this move.

New Pencils for my sketch books

Buying new art equipment is so exciting. I bought some new coloursoft and inktense pencils to use in my sketchbook. I wanted something that was cleaner to use than pastels so I could sketch on the train or whilst on a walk etc. Now having so much fun jotting down my ideas. Not sure if they will become paintings or not but the point being these pencils have given me a new medium to use on the go in a moments notice.

just the initial shapes for a later painting.

Gossiping under the Tree

Tooth ache

Enjoyed the angle of this facial expression.

Idle Chit Chat

Another idea about idle chit chat and people with two faces!! an expression used by my daughter many years ago when I said someone who is two faced can say mean things! she thought it meant someone had two faces!!

The Great Yorkshire Show

The build up for my small solo exhibition at The Great Yorkshire Show Stand 433 at Wandahome.

The marque is now being put up approximately 6m sq. The lads have been great pulling together at short notice after the other firm we booked cancelled due to COVID. So I am very lucky.

Also the big wheel is still going ahead! We thought they had pulled out because of COVID so we have a great location.

The lads have put wire all around the inside of the marque so I can hand white sheets or the hessian I bought from Amazon. I will have a look at both and choose which one I want to use. The decision might be influenced by the weight.

I have also ordered 2 pink bunting to go in the inside roof of the marque. Pink because Wandahome staff all wear pink shirts. I have also ordered some pink aprons and some hygiene gloves as I will be preparing food and drinks and serving refreshments. I think it’s going to look really good I can’t wait.

The Great Yorkshire Show

Deciding where the marque is going on our Wandahome stand No 433 . We had to decide where the motorhomes would go and where the doors of the marque were going to be and where my paintings would hang and where the kitchen would be.

Our Wandahome Stand 433
Bringing Motorhomes from Hull each day until we have enough to create a good display
Deciding where to put the Marque. It arrives on Saturday.

Made a Waitrose food order to arrive Monday morning so I can provide drinks and lunch for Wandahome staff and drinks and snacks for customers.