Coral Crewel

An unused vintage crewel panel made into a cushion. Mounted and backed with a coral rayon and piped with blue linen.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Screenshot

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Grey Unrest

A small abstract landscape ~ static before a storm.

Mixed media/collage on canvas

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

 

Night Pleats

A mixed media work showing a phenomenal sky ~ on Fabriano Uniico paper.

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

Framed and mounted – Frame size is 50 x 40 cm and image size is 30 x 21 cm.

White Smoke

The homely chimney at Ocean View – No wind, with White Smoke.

Mixed media

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

Framed and mounted – Frame size is 50 x 40 cm and image size is 30 x 21 cm.

Light on the corner

Light on the Corner – a celebration of the restoration of our street light after an absence of around three years.

Mixed media

Available mounted and unframed from the studio browser and online.

Size: 21 x 30 not including mount.

Lugging on the Bay

A mixed media painting of a lone lugger on the bay.

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

Framed and mounted – Frame size is 64 x 53cm

Please contact me for shipping cost.

Ghosts

A mixed media work showing on Fabriano Uniico paper.

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

Framed and mounted – Frame size is 50 x 40 cm and image size is 30 x 21 cm.

Night Launch

A mixed media work showing the Dungeness Lifeboat getting ready to launch at night ~ on Fabriano Uniico paper.

Now Showing in the gallery as part of the Storm Warning show.

Framed and mounted – Frame size is 50 x 40 cm and image size is 30 x 21 cm.

 

Dusky Rose Antique Crewel

This cushion is made from an antique wool work crewel tree of life embroidery, including deer and rabbit, on linen twill. Backed with a dusky rose coloured soft cotton twill fabric and bordered with the very last piece of my vintage macramé trim.

With added zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 40 x 48cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Dungeness Tarantella

An abstract mixed media painting combining 1950’s fabric prints into the image.

 

The Bay

A storm front approaches on the bay at Dungeness.

Oil on Canvas

Anvil on Blue

An Anvil Cloud moves swiftly from the East.

Acrylic on Canvas

 

After the storm ~ VTR

This voltage transmissions regulating (VTR) building is a part of my daily horizon.

Here the clouds, dragon-like, belch fire in the evening light.

Oil on canvas

 

 

Storm Warning ~ Oil

A large feature painting in oil on canvas – Part of the 2024 exhibition of work at Ocean View’s Gallery,  “Storm Warning”

The work is in the show is guided by this wonderful poem by Adrienne Rich .

Storm Warnings

The glass has been falling all the afternoon,
And knowing better than the instrument
What winds are walking overhead, what zone
Of grey unrest is moving across the land,
I leave the book upon a pillowed chair
And walk from window to closed window, watching
Boughs strain against the sky

And think again, as often when the air
Moves inward toward a silent core of waiting,
How with a single purpose time has traveled
By secret currents of the undiscerned
Into this polar realm. Weather abroad
And weather in the heart alike come on
Regardless of prediction.

Between foreseeing and averting change
Lies all the mastery of elements
Which clocks and weatherglasses cannot alter.
Time in the hand is not control of time,
Nor shattered fragments of an instrument
A proof against the wind; the wind will rise,
We can only close the shutters.

I draw the curtains as the sky goes black
And set a match to candles sheathed in glass
Against the keyhole draught, the insistent whine
Of weather through the unsealed aperture.
This is our sole defense against the season;
These are the things we have learned to do
Who live in troubled regions.

-Adrienne Rich

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Oil on Canvas

 

 

Storm Warning

A mixed media painting on vintage Whatman paper  ~ the prime version of a larger work in oil on canvas.

I often look to poetry to name my paintings and came across this wonderful poem by Adrienne Rich –

Storm Warnings

The glass has been falling all the afternoon,
And knowing better than the instrument
What winds are walking overhead, what zone
Of grey unrest is moving across the land,
I leave the book upon a pillowed chair
And walk from window to closed window, watching
Boughs strain against the sky

And think again, as often when the air
Moves inward toward a silent core of waiting,
How with a single purpose time has traveled
By secret currents of the undiscerned
Into this polar realm. Weather abroad
And weather in the heart alike come on
Regardless of prediction.

Between foreseeing and averting change
Lies all the mastery of elements
Which clocks and weatherglasses cannot alter.
Time in the hand is not control of time,
Nor shattered fragments of an instrument
A proof against the wind; the wind will rise,
We can only close the shutters.

I draw the curtains as the sky goes black
And set a match to candles sheathed in glass
Against the keyhole draught, the insistent whine
Of weather through the unsealed aperture.
This is our sole defense against the season;
These are the things we have learned to do
Who live in troubled regions.

-Adrienne Rich

Please contact me before purchasing to arrange shipping.

Mounted and framed with oak. Framed size: 73 x 53cm

 

Folk Art on Wool

Glorious and pristine vintage folk art Hungarian Matyó flowers embroidered on a black felted wool.

Made into a cushion by mounting and backing with a top quality soft black wool and adding a piping made from a vintage emerald green velvet.

This striking cushion will be a bright and beautiful addition to a sympathetic interior.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 52 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Swedish Flowers

A vintage Swedish abstract floral embroidered panel made into a contemporary cushion with pink cotton twill piping and cerise pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 45 x 45 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

China Garden

A panel showing a China Garden with a figure feeding an exotic bird surrounded by irises and a key pattern circular border – all embroidered on a fine wool.

The completed cushion is piped with cerise pink linen and backed with a complementary soft light brown worsted wool.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Godetia embroidered cushion

A mid-century embroidery with embellishment front and back.

With added pink rayon piping and zipper for easy washing.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Scandi ~ Folk

A crisp linen with a machine embroidered design from Sweden.

Both sides of the cushion are embroidered and the piping is a matching red glazed cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Nosegay and Butterfly

A fine wool work embroidered nosegay of blooms with butterfly on cotton satin fabric and mounted onto a cream Metis linen union.

The cushion is backed with a slightly lighter Metis fabric and piped with a pink linen.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

In the Wood – Tree of Life

A shadow from the sun, light and shade and time – cast by an embroidery in a frame….a phenomenon.

Framed.

 

Canopy ~ Bird and Bee

A mixed media work including a silk embroidery fragment by an unknown artist of a bird with a glass eye and a bee.

On canvas stretcher.

 

Summer Sun, Moon Above – Tree of Life

A limited edition of twenty coloured etchings.

Fabriano Unico paper with deckled edges mounted onto card  unframed

Clear Winter – Tree of Life

A limited edition of twenty coloured etchings.

Fabriano Unico paper with deckled edges mounted onto card unframed.

Sunset, Rainbow Sky – Tree of Life

A limited edition of twenty coloured etchings.

Fabriano Unico paper with deckled edges mounted onto card unframed.

Evergreen – Tree of Life

A limited edition of twenty coloured etchings.

Fabriano Unico paper with deckled edges mounted onto card unframed.

Twilight – Tree of Life

A limited edition of twenty coloured etchings.

Fabriano Unico paper with deckled edges mounted onto card in frame.

A Box of Delights

I can’t remember where I found it or exactly how long ago ~ it must be over 25 years ago that I came across an old cigar box containing all of the submissions to a Bristol publication’s colouring in competition probably from the early 1960’s.

At that time many households would have included a budgie as a part of the family.

This marvellous timepiece is  a part of the ongoing exhibition of 2023 ~ Paradise | Tree of Life.

Paper on canvas stretcher.

Please contact me for shipping cost if required.

Rare Sight – Golden Oriole

A combination of a needlepoint fragment of a Golden Oriole by an unknown artist  with mixed media on paper.

Part of the ongoing theme for 2023 – Paradise | Tree of Life

Framed.

Rare Sight – Bee Eater

A combination of a needlepoint fragment of  a Bee eater bird, by an unknown artist and a mixed media work on paper.

Part of the ongoing exhibition for 2023 – Paradise | Tree of Life

Available framed.

Rare Sight – Rollerbird

A combination of a needlepoint fragment of a Roller bird and another unfinished floral needlepoint with mixed media on canvas.

Part of the ongoing theme for 2023 – Paradise | Tree of Life

Framed size:

Bee and Tithonia

Bee and Tithonia ~  print size is 14 x 10cm on A4 Fabriano Unico paper

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Dungeness Lady Lifeboat Launchers

Dungeness Lady Lifeboat Launchers ~ an etching on Fabriano Unica paper.

The print measures 20 x 25cm and the paper is A3.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery.

Available unframed.

Winter Cargo

Low tide at the bay Dungeness.

A mono/transfer print on Whatman paper.

Available mounted and unframed.

Cargo

A mono/transfer print on Whatman paper.

Available mounted and unframed.

Calm Sea

A mono/transfer print on Whatman paper.

Available mounted and unframed.

Last Look

A last look at Garden Cottage as it was before being rebuilt and extended.

Mono print/transfer print and acrylic washes on Whatman paper.

Drift to the Ridge

A mixed media work on Fabriano paper.

Available mounted and unframed.

Beach Frontier

A mixed media work on Fabriano paper.

Available mounted and unframed.

Arcadia

A bold tree of life design on white linen – the panel is mounted and backed with Metis linen union.

The piping is a terracotta rayon and the cushion is embellished with a charming 1970’s fabric trim from my collection.

Size: 47 x 57cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

60’s Chic

This is an exciting timepiece of embroidery – the person who fashioned this design lived in the NOW of that time. The colours are so contemporary and all embroidered on barkcloth too.

The embroidered panel is mounted  onto a luxurious cotton velvet (also from that time) and it’s backed with the same and enhanced by a dark blue wool piping.

This lovely cushion would sit comfortably in any stylish home, however minimalist ~ it would be sure to tie the room together.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 55 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

The Hare, The Crow and The Fox

The Hare, The Crow and The Fox ~ a triptych of small etchings on the theme of Paradise and the Tree of Life.

Printed on Somerset  paper – the unframed price is below.
A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price.
Paper size is approximately 39 x 28cm and the print area measures 2o x 8cm
This print can be posted.
The postage price for a small print is £4.00 flat rate

The Riverbank Bluebird

A detailed panel of vintage hand embroidery showing a peaceful riverbank scene with bluebird and butterfly. Made into a cushion by mounting  and backing with light cream “as new’ vintage French Métis linen union.

The bluebird is the symbol of joy, hope and peace ~ a perfect companion to aid comfortable meditation and relaxation.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Lively Scene Cushion

It’s a lively scene between the birds, the dog, the deer and the snail ~ lively colours too. The crewel wool work is on a thick linen and the whole piece is ‘as new’ vintage with the colours as vivid as the day it was finished…so it’s hard to put a date on it.

I have added more lively colours with a lilac Metis piping and a Mexican red back – these are hand dyed.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 48 x 48cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Four Corners – Tree of Life Embroidery

A chunky and expertly realised piece of embroidery symbolising the infinite cycle of life with four corners. Embroidered on a linen twill; made into a cushion with terracotta cotton piping and a light blue self striped cotton fabric to back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size:50×50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Vintage embroidered wall hanging

Wall hanging created by an unknown artist on a natural linen. An amazing design and fabulous stitchery.

Hard to age ~ probably created between 1920 – 1950.

I have added a border of coral silk with a scalloped top to accommodate a rod for hanging and a zigzag bottom for extra weight and decoration.

Gentle hand wash – Iron with a cloth.

embroidered wall hanging

Size: 108 x 64 cm

 

Abstract wall hanging

An abstract landscape wall hanging created on cotton with fabric dyes and batik.

With a deep purple/grey French cotton border consisting of scalloped top, for hanging from a pole with brackets or hooks and a zigzagged bottom to give added weight and decoration.

Size: 91 x 116 cm

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for 24hr tracked delivery

 

Vibrant 1930’s Tree of Life Cushion

A vibrant 1930’s tree of life embroidery on linen.

Repurposed by mounting and backing with a fine, soft self striped linen and burgundy piping. A zipper helps with easy washing.

Wash by hand with soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

.

Abandoned

When I make up a vintage piece of embroidery I often get a sense of the person who created it many years ago.

This piece is a bit different because it’s so beautiful and yet it’s unfinished…many stories have spun around as I stitch. Each ending different.

Made in the spring of life with such devotion and preparedness.

Nothing could have prepared this fine needlewoman for the future of her skillful endeavour and I hope that I have paid a suitable tribute to her by mounting the unfinished piece, along with the webbing that stretched the fabric, onto a soft pinky brown silk, using a length of frilled trim, kept for years waiting for the right project.

Whoever comes to own this beautiful piece of work, abandoned before completion,  will probably mull upon the possible tale it tells as I have…with the freedom to change its story to suit oneself.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre

Size: 46 x 48 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Vines and flowers

A gleaming embroidered panel on linen, showing grapevines and fantastic flowers entwined in the tree of life ~ made into a cushion with eau de nil linen piping and a teal cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Elizabethan Style Tree of Life Cushion

A glorious panel of Elizabethan style wool work crewel embroidery on a good quality thick wool twill.

Cushion contemporised with a silky/fluffy trim and a coral coloured shot silk back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Subtle Splendour Embroidered Cushion

A crewel wool work embroidered panel on a quality linen twill fabric. Made into a cushion that would add  a subtle splendour to interior design.

The cushion has a thick silk piping in rose pink and the back is a dark purple/grey French cotton.

The pad is stuffed with hollow fibre in a cotton casing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size 50 x 50cm.

Positively Tropical Crewel Cushion

This absolutely gorgeous brightly coloured vintage crewel embroidered cushion, with birds and lively foliage, will lend a positively tropical tone to any interior.

Embroidered on a fine quality linen, the cushion is backed with a light coloured Naples yellow soft moleskin fabric and piped with a contrasting linen.

Postage and packing is £8.00

Home Sweet Home ~ Cross Stitched Cushion

Home Sweet Home vintage cross stitched embroidered cushion…Sweet.

All linen case except for the contrasting terracotta cotton piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size~36x40cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

1960’s Abstract Floral Embroidered Cushion

A charming 1960’s fantasy flower embroidered cushion.

Created by someone’s Great Aunt ?…

The panel is mounted onto a turquoise cotton cambric with additional pink cotton sateen piping and cornflower blue backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Jacobean Floral Circle Cushion

Jacobean style floral circle embroidery on linen with a deep magenta cotton piping and a hand-dyed blue Métis French linen union backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size 45 x 45cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flower Spray

A 1940/50’s embroidery on linen with a light pink cotton twill piping and a hand-dyed tangerine twill back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 37 x 42 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Delicate Tree of Life

A delicate machine embroidered tree of life on cotton satin – mounted on a natural colour cotton and piped with a terracotta cotton. The back is a pink cotton twill.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Blue Birds ( Peace)

An antique panel of embroidery on a fine natural linen featuring bluebirds and flowers entangles in the infinite tree of life.

The cushion had a blue cotton twill piping and a darker blue cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollow fibre

Size: 52 x 44 cm

 

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Divine – Tree of Life

This is the second panel that I have found in this amazing design – both very different and beautiful~ each reflects the personality of the needlewoman.

The embroidery is mounted on and backed with Metis linen union and piped with a cerise pink linen.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 49 x 46 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Scandi vintage embroidered cushion

A lovely soft and simple panel of Swedish embroidery made into a comfortable cushion. All linen with with added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Floral Basket- Embroidered Cushion

A vintage and unused (as new) basket of skilfully machine embroidered flowers on cotton with a natural cotton back with added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Irish Charm embroidered cushion

A neatly and brightly coloured ‘As New’ vintage Irish linen embroidered panel.

Wonderfully crafted by an expert needle person with exquisite and subtle colour palette.

Repurposed with a cheerful yellow and white striped linen back (the last length from my fabric collection) and hand-dyed orange linen piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Simple Comfort – Cross stitched embroidered cushion

Simple comfort and vintage style with this pleasing  cross stitched embroidery cushion which was carefully stored and left for many years. It’s as crisp and bright as the day it was stitched.

Repurposed with  a soft green cotton piping and a zipper.

Antique Blues Tree of Life Cushion

A piece of embroidery art ‘fit for a Queen’ is this intricate tree of life design, once framed, that has been made into a cushion.

The cushion is piped with a golden silk satin and backed with a contrasting rust linen with added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Country Style Tree of Life

A vintage country-style wool work crewel embroidered Tree of Life from the 1930’s.  On natural linen and made into a cushion with cerulean blue wool piping and a grey cotton twill backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 50cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Splendid Antique Crewel Tree of Life

A splendid antique crewel wool work, fine detail embroidered panel made into a cushion.

With added mustard yellow linen piping and a vintage linen backing – the same weight and colour as the the front.

A quintessential example of the archetypal Tree of Life design with Amarant (an imaginary flower that never fades), serpent-like forms and two birds – symbolising the infinity and power of nature.

I have hand sewn a central patch at the top of the panel where there was an historic repair and inserted a zipper for easy washing.

Wash very carefully by hand with warm soap and water, rinse and use the slowest spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Spring Flowers Embroidered Cushion

A pretty spray of spring flowers in a basket – embroidered mid-century on linen and mounted on a Mexican red cotton. With a natural linen piping and a Mexican red hand dyed French Metis linen union back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size~40x40cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Cool Rest Tree of Life Cushion

Deer rest in the shade of the Tree of Life.

A cool, restful cushion made from a vintage fringed  linen embroidered panel that has been mounted on a top quality soft French finely ribbed cotton used for both front and back. Enhanced with a light moss green contrasting cotton piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size ~ 48 x 48cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Daisy Chain

A striking 1950’s Daisy design embroidered on a soft cotton barkcloth made into a cushion with a tangerine hand-dyed French ribbed cotton back and cerise linen piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with Hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 38 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Bunnies

A delightful 1970’s wool work embroidery panel of rabbits with fluffy woollen tails made into a cushion with a grey camel hair piping and a dark chocolate brown French cotton canvas back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 48 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Antique Emblem Tree of Life

An antique Medieval design inspired piece of embroidery on linen made into a contemporary cushion mounted on, piped and backed with a soft orange cotton chambray.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with Hollow fibre.

Size: 46 x 49 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Berries – Tree of Life

A tree of life design on a firm linen canvas. There’s some age to the embroidery which I mounted onto a pink hand-dyed canvas with the addition of a sky blue wool piping and a raspberry dyed textured cotton back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Sunrise ~ SouthSide

“SouthSide” ~

From the show of 2022/23 Sunrise Seraphim

Mixed media.

Size 64 x 33 cm

Available from the browser and online mounted and  unframed.

Blue Cockatoo Embroidered Cushion

This appealing cheeky blue cockatoo panel of embroidery is in ‘as new’ vintage condition.

The embroidery is crafted on a light linen and I have mounted it onto a crisp French Métis linen union with a blue linen piped border and a Métis backing.

Wash by hand with hot soapy water, rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size: 48 x 48cm.

Blue Ribbon Crewel

A vintage panel of crewel flowers bunched with a blue ribbon, embroidered on a linen twill.

The panel has been made into a cushion with a thick gold damask piping and a lilac grey hand-dyed back in a wool blend.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 4o x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Tufted Tree of Life

A gorgeous unused panel of punch embroidery – the tufted design is wool embroidered on hessian. The piping is a fluffy purple/grey camel hair and the back is a soft sky blue wool.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollow fibre.

Size: 52 x 54 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Poppies and Forget~me~nots

A colourful floral 1950’s embroidered cushion on rayon – predominantly poppies and forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica). With a coral pink rayon piping and a Mexican red hand-dyed Metis linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 42 x 39 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Roma ~ Tree of Life

This Tree of Life on linen is as vibrant as the day it was completed in the 1940s/50s – The colours really sing.

The cushion has a hand-dyed tangerine French corded cotton back and red glazed cotton chintz piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 41 x 46 cm

 

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Antique Plush

A top quality antique tree of life embroidered panel on linen fashioned into a cushion. The piping is made from luxurious mohair plush and the back is an ecclesiastical quality silk satin.

The embroidery is in perfect condition with no past wear – I believe that the panel was intended for a seat back and never used.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Lupin Diagonal Display Embroidery

Here’s one of two variations of a Lupin with Phlox wool work embroidery from the 1930/40s. The two panels were stored for many moons and found in excellent condition. I have washed them to remove the linen’s dressing from new and the effects of years’ of storage.

This cushion shows a diagonal spray of flowers on a good quality mid-weight natural linen – it is complemented by a salmon pink piping and a lilac/blue Metis linen union hand dyed back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 51 x 51cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Abundance 2 Antique Crewel Cushion

One of two very similar antique crewel tree of life embroidered panels that were removed from a frame. In very good condition with skilfully detailed needlecraft in gorgeous soft colours on a wool twill. A celebration of the abundance of nature.

Made into a cushion with a rough silk piping and a thick pure silk satin backing with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Abundance 1 Antique Crewel Cushion

One of two very similar antique crewel tree of life embroidered panels that were removed from their frames. In very good vintage condition with skilfully detailed needlecraft in gorgeous soft colours on a wool twill.

A celebration of the abundance of nature.

Made into a cushion with a rough silk piping and an ‘old gold’ thick pure silk satin backing with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 43 x 43 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Arts & Crafts Embroidery

Here’s a smashing Arts and Crafts cushion with embroidery on a soft, open weave linen.

The two reclaimed pieces have been joined together with a section of midnight blue wool baize. Then the panel was mounted onto another piece of the same baize. The cushion is piped with a gold satin silk  and  the cushion is backed with the baize.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Home Front Crewel

A 1930/40’s wool work crewel embroidery on a good quality natural linen with a natural linen back and a complementary coral hand-dyed rayon piping.

A very nice piece with colour combinations of its era – in pristine condition as the embroidered panel was never made up or used after completion.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Kingfishers

A charming 1940/50’s embroidery on linen of kingfishers on the river with bullrushes.

The panel is mounted and backed with a rusty orange cotton chambray that picks out the colour of the kingfishers’ breasts. The piping is an emerald green cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Folk Birds of Paradise

A folksy feeling vintage embroidery of blue birds of paradise in an exotic setting – worked on a soft open-weave cotton, with an orange rayon piping and a pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Rising Sap

A crewel wool tree of life embroidered on a soft olive green linen, mounted and backed with hand-dyed blue Métis linen union.

The piping is a dusty pink real camel hair fabric.

Size: 57 x 45cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Mixed Bunch

A detailed 1960/70s embroidery on s loose weave linen fabric. Embroidery includes anemones, allium and forget me nots – a mixed bunch of flowers and a mixed range of stitches.

The embroidery is mounted onto a blue linen and backed with a blue hand-dyed cotton twill – the trimming is the last of my vintage  macrame trim.

Size 46 x 46cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Deer Embroidered Cushion

Charming vintage, 1950/60s deer embroidery on a good quality cotton satin.

The cushion has been revamped with a red linen union piping.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Deer cushion detail

Size: 40 x 38cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

Curlew Cushion

A hand embroidered Curlew panel mounted onto a thick green linen.

With a fluffy pinky/brown brush trim and a brown French cotton backing and back zipper.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water, rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Curlew cushion views

Size: 40 x 40cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

1950’s Coronation Cushion

A 1950’s embroidered panel with crown/trellis emblems in four corners and a bright floral central design – on a duck egg ~ greeny/blue lightweight linen. Now made into a cushion with a complementary variegated cotton piping and a salmon pink Métis linen union back.

It was formerly framed and would have been embroidered around 1953 to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size approx 50 x 50cm.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flourish Tree of Life

A strong and flourishing Tree of Life design with bold and exciting colours embroidered onto a natural linen panel.

The cushion is complemented with a blue/green soft and fluffy brush trim and backed with a slubbed Moygashel linen.

Size: 54 x 44cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

 

 

Boldly Soft Tree of Life Cushion

A bold vintage crewel wool work embroidered rendition of the Amarant ( an imaginary flower that never fades) and the tree of life made into a cushion.

The design is embroidered on a linen twill and the cushion has a vintage Macramé style trimming and a French Métis linen union backing in light cream.

The fine furnishing colours are uncharacteristically soft and understated, particularly for such a bold design.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 42 cm

Cushion views

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Flying Cranes Chinoiserie Crewel

A 1920’s chinoiserie crewel embroidered flying crane  panel made into a fine contemporary cushion.

Mounted and backed with a quality jet black wool with the addition of a thick silk contrasting green piping.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with down and hollowfibre.

Size: 46 x 55 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Wonder of Nature

This is a beautiful embroidered Tree of Life on linen – a celebration of nature’s wonders.

The cushion is piped with a rich gold silk and backed with a lilac/blue cotton twill.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Moonlit Garden

A bright crewel embroidered panel of flowers and foliage on a thick canvas mounted on and backed  with a midnight blue soft wool and piped with a pink rayon.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 50 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Filigree Crewel Cushion

A crewel cushion embroidered on linen in a confident filigree-like  design.

The panel has a dark red piping with a peachy/pink cotton twill back.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 52 x 46 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Tropical Tree of Life

This tree of life’s cartoon-like colours, embroidered on a cream linen,  has led me to add a fiery palette of colours with a tangerine piping and a Mexican red, hand dyed, backing.

The panel was probably embroidered in the 1950’s and has been framed under glass ever since.

Now made into a cushion that is utterly contemporary and totally comforting.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 42 x 42cm

tropical tree of life detail

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Embroidered Galleon Cushion

A chunky 1960’s embroidery of a galleon made into a cushion ~ mounted on a grey/blue linen with a wine coloured cotton piping and a cornflower blue Metis linen union back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Size: 37 x 37cm

Red Bird ~ Tree of Life

A panel of colourful Tree of Life flora and fauna embroidered on white linen – probably created in the 1950’s- 60’s. Made into a cushion with hand-dyed red Mexican Metis linen union side panels  – complemented by a dark teal fluffy brush trim.

The back is a soft aqua blue wool with the zipper at the bottom back.

Altogether a cheerfully comforting combination!

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 50 x 55cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

 

Tangerine Dream ~ Tree of Life

A brightly coloured, neat and detailed tree of life design on linen – mounted onto a hand dyed soft tangerine orange french ribbed cotton and piped with a contrasting blue cotton twill piping. The cushion has a hand-dyed tangerine cotton twill back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with hollowfibre.

Size: 47 x 47 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Ducks and Kingfishers on the River – Cushion

A 1960/70’s embroidered panel of flying ducks and accompanying kingfishers which has been repurposed to make a cushion with a French brown cotton mount and back and a terracotta cotton piping,

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with hot soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 46 x 46cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Tufted Swan Cushion

A glorious swan design in tufted machine embroidery on a soft velvet, with a cygnet grey camel hair piping and a jet black wool back,

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with  Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 56 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Eau-de-nil Tree of Life

A very pretty piece of antique embroidery on a fine linen backed and mounted onto an eau de nil hand-dyed linen.

Piped with a vibrant blue Metis linen union.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Earthy Spring Crewel Embroidered Cushion

Embroidered in crewel wool work on linen twill in unfaded shades of green, blue and pink with a touch of yellow.

The cushion has a coral linen piping  and the back is a substantial green linen.

The pad is stuffed with hollow fibre in a cotton casing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Size: 44 x 47cm

Oriental ~ 2

One of three similar exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life designs that are hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Oriental ~ 1

One of three similar exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life designs that are hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Spray of Tulips embroidered cushion

A springtime linen cushion embroidered with colourful tulips that would be bound to banish the blues!

The embroidery, crafted on a natural linen, is vintage (40’ or ‘50s) and has never been used.

It has been enhanced with a bright red glazed cotton piping and a lightweight sky blue linen backing. There is an added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Lupin and Phlox embroidery

Here’s one of two variations of a Lupin and Phlox wool work embroidery from the 1930/40s. The two panels were stored for many moons and found in excellent condition. I have washed them to remove the linen’s dressing from new and the effects of years’ of storage.

This cushion shows an upright central spray of flowers on a good quality mid-weight natural linen – it is complemented by a salmon pink piping and a lilac/blue Metis linen union hand dyed back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Size: 51 x 51cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Birds of Paradise

A beautiful embroidery on linen depicting Birds of Paradise and the Tree of Life…Very Special.

I have mounted the panel on Metis linen and added a hand dyed light peach backing in Metis also.

The piping is made from a top quality silk satin.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 47 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Halcyon Days ~ Cushion

A delightful brightly coloured tree of life embroidery made into a cushion, with sky blue wool piping and a soft moleskin cotton for the back.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Offagen

Offagen ~ Restawhile Etching in Sepia or Black and White. A Dungeness story – The original idea came from a piece of 1930’s embroidery.

Etching printed on Fabriano paper – unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price and shipping cost if required.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

HEAT WAVE

Etching created during the heatwave of ’22.

A two plate print with Prussian blue for figures and Orient blue for the aquatint colour plate.

Printed on Fabriano Unico paper – unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for the price and shipping costs if required.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Aeolus

Greek God of the Four Winds – appropriate for Dungeness where we are familiar with winds of many strengths and directions alongside the winds of change.

Etching printed on Fabriano paper – unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

 

Seraphim VI

A painting from the summer of 2022 exhibition at Ocean View Gallery – Sunrise|Seraphim.

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

Seraphim V

From the show Sunrise|Seraphim 2022/23

The sun rising over the Lifeboat Station at Dungeness.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot pressed paper.

Available in the gallery browser or online – mounted and unframed.

Wild East Dungeness

A mixed media transfer print.

 

Orange Pathway

A mixed media transfer print

Daybreak Dungeness

A mixed media painting on Whatman paper, available mounted and framed.

An element of the Exhibition Summer 2022 – Sunrise|Seraphim

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

Another Day – On the Corner II

A small mixed media painting – part of the exhibition at Ocean View, Dungeness – Sunrise|Seraphim.

Frame

Another Day – On the Corner I

Elements of the Sunrise|Seraphim Show at Ocean View Gallery Dungeness – June 2022.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-pressed paper

Frame

The Ark – Another Day

Mixed media painting on Whatman paper.

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required.

First Light

Part of the – Sunrise|Seraphim show

Available framed and mounted.

Mixed media on Whatman Watercolour paper.

Sunrise|Seraphim IV

Part of the 2022/23  gallery project – Sunrise|Seraphim

Available mounted and unframed in the gallery browser or online..

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

 

Seraphim II – SOLD

Part of a new gallery project – Sunrise|Seraphim

Available framed and mounted.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

 

Seraphim III – SOLD

From the series of mixed media works – Sunrise|Seraphim

Mounted, glazed and framed.

Seraphim Sun Rising

From the 2022 series of mixed media works – Sunrise|Seraphim

Mounted, glazed and framed.

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

Seraphim Rising

From the series of mixed media works – Sunrise|Seraphim

Mounted, glazed and framed.

 

Strawberry Fields – Crewel

A very attractive vintage woolwork crewel tree of life panel, embroidered  on linen and fashioned into a cushion by mounting the panel onto a light pink linen with a rose pink camel hair piping and a light pink linen back.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm water and soap – rinse and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 50 cm

Screenshot

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Cherry Truffle

This softly coloured embroidery panel has been in storage since the 1980’s and now rescued to be made into a delightful cushion using a lilac cotton twill piping and marshmallow pink cotton twill back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin – cool iron.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 38 x 40cm

Screenshot

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Springtime

A large tree of life skilfully embroidered onto a linen/cotton union in bright spring-like colours. made into a cushion using a hand-dyed pink cotton twill piping and a primrose yellow chunky weave cotton back.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size 48 x 47cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Flower Garland

A delicate touch was employed by an expert embroiderer to create this beautiful embroidered garland of flowers on a fine linen.

The cushion is backed with lilac/blue linen and piped with rose pink linen.

Size:46 x 56cm

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollow fibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Charlestone

A detailed and delightfully designed panel of embroidery on a fine linen from the 1920’s, made into a cushion.

The panel is mounted on a fine light turquoise hand dyed linen and backed with the same – the piping is and open-weave yellow rayon.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 47 x 40cm

Screenshot

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Love Token

This simply beautiful piece of embroidery was removed from a frame to reveal that it was strung onto a cardboard support with a First World War print ~ There’s Daddy!

The embroidery and the print have been together for all these years – Perhaps the piece was stitched as a love token until daddy’s return.

I have made a cushion using a light lilac linen piping and a grey/blue linen back – with zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Bird Lovers

A sweet crewel embroidery of birs at a bird table made into a cushion with lilac linen piping and a lilac/grey hand-dyed backing in wool mix.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 38 x 42cm

bird lover gift

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Crewel Rose

A wool crewel Rose (without thorns) Tree of Life embroidered panel mounted on a salmon pink Metis linen union, piped with a natural colour linen and backed with a butter yellow textured cotton.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 56 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Arts and Crafts

A gorgeous piece of Arts and Crafts silk embroidery on linen made into a cushion with brown/gold mohair plush piping and a fine quality natural linen backing.

With added zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin hollow fibre.

Size: 43 x 50 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

Round Earth’s Shore

Night draws in on Dungeness dwellers.

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for 24hr tracked delivery

Caesura

View from the Lifeboat Station on a quiet day.

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for 24hr tracked delivery

View From the Bus Five

View from The Bus - abstract

Mixed Media on canvas

Oriental

Exotic vintage (1950’s) tree of life design  hand embroidered on a linen-like rayon. 

Probably hand embroidered in the Orient for tourists. The cushion is “as new” – still retaining its bright jewel-like colours.

I have added a zipper.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

A Pair of 1940’s/50s Embroidered cushions

A pair of unused 1940/50s hand embroidered cushions.

I have repurposed them with contrasting pink piping and have cold dyed the backs in Mexican red and a zipper for easy washing.

Wash by hand in soap and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

 

Cornfield Country Embroidery

A charming mid-century embroidery on linen featuring the flowers of the cornfield and field mice.

The cushion is embellished on both sides.

Added soft green piping and a zip for easy washing.

Wash carefully by hand with warm soap and water and spin.

Filled with virgin Hollowfibre.

Size: 40 x 38 cm

Shipping to UK addresses for a cushion is £8.00 flat rate.

 

Further than Light

A ship catches the light on the channel.

Transfer print

Onwards

Man with a shrimp net standing on the ridge of Dungeness bay.

Mixed Media

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for 24hr tracked delivery

 

Fair Chance – end of day

Fair Chance fishing at Dungeness. Mixed media monoprint.

Available mounted and unframed online and from the gallery browser.

Winter Camp Dungeness

A winter camp on the edge of the bay at Dungeness.

Available mounted and unframed in the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for 24hr tracked delivery.

Wartime Winch

Abandoned winches string sculpturally along the coast at Dungeness where they have been rendered useless because of longshore drift.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for 24hr tracked delivery

Starfish Storm

A transfer print – Starfish after a spring storm at Dungeness. Available from the gallery browser.

 

 

Lone Passage

A Mixed Media mono print of a single ship traversing the busy shipping lanes off Dungeness point.

Available mounted and unframed from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for  tracked delivery

Drift on the Rise 11

A Mixed Media mono print of the digger that constantly clears the path to the sea for the Lifeboat to launch at Dungeness.

Available mounted and unframed from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Channel Roll

A Mixed Media mono print of a ship traversing the busy shipping lanes off Dungeness point.

Sold

Tide’s Brim Digger

A mixed media mono print of the digger tractor that keeps the Lifeboat’s path clear for launch.

Available mounted and unframed from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

 

Last Light Garden Cottage

One of those golden moments at Dungeness when the sky is sublime.

Oil on Canvas

 

Sunburst the sky

Large feature painting – Dungeness Abstract Seascape.

Please ask to view this painting if you visit the gallery and

contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

 

Rest Ashore

Boats beached at Dungeness after a long, hard working life.

A treasured element of our landscape.

Oil on canvas

Size: 25 x 35 cms

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

 

Where We Live

Abstract landscape in oil on canvas.

Where we live, the beach flowers in spring and the predominant colour then is the blue of the Vipers Bugloss.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Bee and Tithonia

Bees are constantly buzzing around the Tithonia (Mexican Sunflowers) in the summer and luckily the blooms go on and on.

Oil painting on a fine canvas.

Price includes UK postage.

For international shipping please contact me.

 

‘Channel’

“Channel”

Mixed media monoprint on Arches Velin paper.

Unframed – Mounted.

Size not including mount .

Anemones in the Blue St Agnes Vase

Mixed media on Fabriano hot pressed paper.

Available unframed with mount.

Price includes UK postage.

For international shipping please contact me.

 

Drift on the Rise

A tractor/digger  on the shingle ledge at Dungeness.

Mixed media on Fabriano paper – mounted and available from the gallery browser.

 

Evening Ocean View

Ocean View Cottage Dungeness after Sundown.

Mixed media on Arches Velin paper.

Mounted/unframed – Available online or from the gallery browser.

Size includes mount.

Beach Store

Winch cover where Fair Chance is moored.

Mixed media on Arches Velin paper.

Available online or from the studio browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

Size: 35 x 48 cms – including mount.

North Winch Dungeness

Sculptural winch on Dungeness Beach.

Mixed Media monoprint on Arches Velin  paper.

Available online and from the gallery browser – mounted, unframed.

Size: 37 x 42 cms – including mount.

Pete, Colin, Mike & Barry – SAVED

A costume drawing of Pete, Colin, Mike & Barry from the play SAVED by Edward Bond.

Mixed media costume drawing on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

Available from the gallery browser and online – mounted and unframed.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Size includes mount.

Len and Fred – SAVED

Len and Fred – A costume drawing from the play SAVED by Edward Bond.

Mixed Media costume drawing available mounted and unframed from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Size includes mount.

Harry and Mary – Saved

A costume drawing for Harry and Mary from SAVED by the playwright Edward Bond.

Mixed media – available unframed and backed with black board from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Two Women

A Life Drawing in Ink and pastel.

Unframed/ mounted Life drawing in ink and pastel.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Size includes mount.

 

Daisies & Daffodils

Painted during the winter of 2020 amidst howling winds!

Painting on Fabriano hot-pressed paper

Mounted and unframed

Price includes UK postage.

For international shipping prices please contact us.

Litton Cheney garden

Litton Cheney’ – when I lived and worked in the wonderful village of Symondsbury in Dorset, the owner of a lovely garden at Litton Cheney let me paint there awhile and I have kept this painting ever since. Now it joins the paintings on show and for sale at Ocean View.

The painting is oil on board.

Size: 39 x 49 cms

Mounted in antique white acid-free board … unframed.

Foxgloves in the Beswick vase

Foxgloves grow in profusion at Dungeness in June.

An oil painting on a fine canvas of Foxgloves in a tall green Beswick vase

Painted in June 2020.

 

Unicorn… (on the beach at Dungeness)

Commenced during the Lockdown of March 2020 (March 31) and completed on July 18 2020.

Mixed media painting on Fabriano hot-pressed paper. Framed in Oak.

I saw a unicorn today.

It first appeared in the far distance on the misty bay.

The dog and I stood to watch as the beast moved along the line of the outgoing tide towards us.

Sunlight shone rainbow droplets through a flying mane and flag end tail as its  thunderous hooves crashed through the gently rippling water.  As it came closer I was filled with fear; what I had thought to be a fine white horse was this wondrous creature, with its sharply pointed horn gleaming ike a sword carved from mother of pearl.

We stood stock still, frozen as the unicorn veered tumultuously towards us – passing so close that we sensed the heat from its gleaming flanks and felt the breeze in its wake.

With explosive force it mounted the shingle bank, blasting pebbles in a roaring avalanche as it clambered the steep wall of stones.

Then it was gone.

As we dazedly walked towards home and safety. I realised that it had spoken to me as it passed, burying its message in my mind.

 

I am powerful resourceful and emblematic.

I am the giver of life

The curer of disease

I am alone, live alone, travel alone…

I don’t exist.

Dark Iris

Dark Iris – (in the 1930’s glass vase). Mixed media painting on Fabriano hot-pressed paper

Available framed and mounted in acid free mount.

Actual image size approx 53 x 83 cms

Painted during the Spring of 2020 – Covid-19 lockdown

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

Iris Ocean View

Iris Ocean View – painted during the Covid-19 Lockdown in the Spring of 2020.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-press paper.

Available Framed in an acid free mount

Bonnie Daisies

Painting of daisies and tartan in a Canadian Blue Mountain Jug.

Available unframed with mount.

Medium –  watercolour and a little gouache on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

 

Tassels & Tulips

Mixed media – gouache, pastel and acrylic on Fabriano hot press paper.

Size approx A3

Available framed or unframed in mount.

Artichoke, Birds of Paradise and the Tree of Life

Mixed Media – Gouache on paper.

For the show of spring 2020 – Fabric and Flowers – mostly from my Dungeness garden.

Size approximately A3

The Edge

The Edge – A feature oil painting of Dungeness Power Station by Helen Gillilan

Medium: Oil on fine linen canvas

Please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

 

View from the bus IV

This painting is one from a series of abstract landscapes called “View from the bus”.

Oil on canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

View from the bus III

Abstract landscape series…View from the bus.

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

View from the bus II

Abstract landscape series…View from the bus

View from the bus I

Abstract landscape series…View from the bus

Oil on canvas

Size 30 x 60 cms

Ebb and Flow (of human misery)

Oil painting from an ongoing Dover Beach series of paintings.

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

Dungeness to Dover Beach

Size: 76 x 51 cm

Oil on Canvas

Rig IV – Dungeness point

Rig IV – Dungeness Point.

Mixed media

On Fabriano hot-pressed paper – Unframed in acid-free mount.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Rig III

Rig III – off Dungeness Beach.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-pressed paper .

Unframed in acid-free mount.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

 

BAA – Dungeness graffiti hut

Graffiti on Dungeness Beach.

Mixed media – Hand Finished Mono Print.

Size approx 35 x 35cms

On Fabriano hot-pressed paper – Unframed in acid-free mount.

Beach Labours Lost

Disused capstan on the beach at Dungeness.

Mixed media – Hand finished mono print

Unframed, in acid-free mount.

On show in studio browser.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

 

The Visitor

Mixed Media – on Arches Velin paper.

Size: Approximately A4 in A3 acid-free mount – backed.

Rig 2

Oil Rig on the sea passing Dungeness.

Mixed Media

Size – Approx A4 – Hot pressed paper in acid-free mount

VAST

Mixed media painting on antique paper.

Abstract Seascape. Available from the Gallery browser

Unframed – in acid-free mount

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

 

Rig

Hand finished – Mixed Media Mono Print

Dungeness Cottage

Monoprint/Mixed Media – Cottage on the Beach

Flotsam

Mixed Media Mono Print

Unframed/ Fabriano Hot pressed paper in  acid-free mount

Night Fall Garden Cottage

Oil on Canvas
Size: 25.5 x 35.5 cm

Golden Light

Oil on Canvas

Size: 25.5 x 35.5cms

Sophocles long ago…

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold – excerpt:

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery;…

Dungeness to Dover Beach

Mixed Media  – on paper – mounted unframed

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Light Gleams on the Land

Mixed media on paper – glazed and framed.

Size: 20 x 29cm . Frame:  24 x 32.5 cm

Sweet is the Night

Look Round – “Sweet is the night”

Mixed media on Fabriano Artistico paper – glazed and  handmade oak framed.

Image size: 18 x 23 cm . Frame: 21 x 26 cm

Light Gleams and is Gone – V 2

Oil painting from an ongoing Dover Beach series of paintings.

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold – excerpt:

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone;…
Dungeness to Dover Beach
Oil on Canvas

Size: 23 x 30 cms

…Nor certitude – Fog

An acrylic painting of the Dungeness landscape in the mist – Nor Certitude.

From the ‘Dungeness to Dover Beach’ project.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

 

Sea Meets the Moon Blanched Land

Oil painting from an ongoing Dover Beach series of paintings.

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold – excerpt:

..Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land..

 

Dungeness to Dover Beach

Oil on Canvas

The High Strand

An abstract oil painting from an ongoing Dover Beach series of paintings.

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

…Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow
and bring The eternal note of sadness in…

Dungeness to Dover Beach

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

 

Eternal Note – Dungeness

A mixed media painting of a man digging for Lugworm on the shoreline at low tide.

 

Battle of Rain – On the bay

Watercolour – Mixed Media – glazed and framed.

Image size: 20 x 49 cm.

Framed: 33 x 65 cm.

Lugger

Graphite drawing of a man digging for Lugworm at low tide, Dungeness.

A February Sunrise

A February Sunrise – glazed and framed, mounted mixed media painting on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

Image size: 20 x 49 cm. Frame: 33 x 65 cm

Look Round – Cumulus Rising

The big skies at Dungeness are an ever-changing source of wonder and joy.

Look Round- Cumulus Rising is a mixed media painting on canvas.

Dungeness Cottage Sunset

Mixed Media painting of a cottage set in front of the dramatic Dungeness Sunset.

New Dawn Dungeness

The painting New Dawn Dungeness – Lifeboat Out was painted at a crossroads/turning point of life. This is the morning vista from the front of Ocean View.

Peggy

This drawing was completed in 1982, when I travelled to California. I had been a fan of the Big Band singer Peggy Lee and came across an image of her on an old album cover.

That album embodied my filmic existence in San Diego.

Mixed Media Drawing – available unframed from the gallery browser.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Lucille

This drawing was competed in 1982 when I lived in San Diego. It is from an image that I discovered of Lucille Ball when she was young.

Having been a great fan of “I Love Lucy”as a child  – I couldn’t resist. And the image carries some of the disquiet and feelings of misplacement that I felt during these days.

Mixed media/drawing

 

Dungeness Earth

Hand finished – Mixed Media Mono Print

Size Approx A4 in acid-free mount

Unframed

After the Fire – Chile

In acid-free mount

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

Chilean View

Linocut printed on Arches Velin paper – unframed in acid free mount.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

Touch and Go – Red and Green

Etching printed on Arches Velin paper – unframed in acid free mount

Touch and Go – Black and White

Etching printed on Fabriano paper – unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

 

Bride

Etching on rag paper.

Jennie Lies

Tinted Etching

Paper – Fabriano

Unframed – in acid-free mount

Unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £4.00 for tracked delivery

Dos Hermanos – Lake

Etching printed on Fabriano paper – unframed price below.

A framed version is available from the gallery please enquire for price.

For unframed prints, UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

“The Sisters” – from The Dubliners by James Joyce

“It filled me with fear, and yet I longed to be nearer to it and look upon its deadly work.”

Size A3 on 200 gram paper

 

“Grace” – from the Dubliners by James Joyce

“Jesus Christ was not a hard taskmaster. He understood our little failings, understood the weakness of our poor fallen nature, understood the temptations of this life…”

Size A3 on 200 gram paper

“Evelyne” – From the Dubliners by James Joyce

“All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart.”

A3 Print

“The Dead” – from The Dubliners by James Joyce

…His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

Size A3 on 200 gram paper

 

ICE

I visited the San Rafael Glacier on a trip to Chile in the ’90’s and strived to capture the beauty of the ice.

Mixed media on Fabriano hot-pressed paper in acid free mount.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

 

Eggardon

Mixed media

Another Life

Nude on chaise lounge

Charcoal and ink

Size A1 – Unframed

Pattern One

Oil on Canvas

Flowers in the blue and white vase

Mixed Media

On Fabriano Hot pressed paper in acid-free mount

Helebore

Helebore in a drip glazed vase.

Mixed Media on Fabriano hot pressed paper.

Solid oak framed and glazed.

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

 

Beachcomber

Oil and Acrylic painting on canvas – from a themed exhibition ‘The Big Screen” in 1991.

Please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

Gone to Earth

Print size A3 – Limited edition

Out of the Blue

A3 print, limited edition

San Rafael Glacier

Mixed media on paper

Framed

Cliff Face Chile

Large feature painting.

Oil on canvas.

Please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

 

 

Snowscape Chile

Mixed media on paper

Framed and glazed.

For framed and glazed works please contact me to arrange payment if UK shipping is required

San Raphael Glacier

Oil on canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery

Sea to San Rafael

Oil on canvas

Wild Lupins

From Trip to Chile as Expedition Field Artist

Oil on canvas

Red Bush – El Verdin

From Trip to Chile as Expedition Field Artist 1993

Oil on canvas

The Sea is Calm Tonight

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold – excerpt:

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; …
Dungeness to Dover Beach

Oil on Canvas

The Light Gleams and is Gone

Inspired by the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold – excerpt:

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone;…
Dungeness to Dover Beach

Oil on Canvas

The Beach – Shingle 1

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

The Beach – Shingle 2

Oil on Canvas

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £6.00 for tracked delivery

New Dawn 1 – Dungeness

Sunset – Garden Cottage

Oil on canvas

Flowers in an earthenware vase

A Mixed Media painting on Fabriano hot-pressed paper.

Available unframed.

Size includes mount.

The Beginning

Mixed media, unframed.

UK Shipping is a flat rate of £8.00 for tracked delivery