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Where you can see my work.


Hotel Regina Elena Best Western, Santa Margherita, Liguria 5 May to 5 June 2023

Museo Diocesano, Via Natta, Asti 12 - 21 May

Glasgow Art Fair with Jim Woodman Art 19-21 May

A selection of my works are available at:

CSA Farm Gallery, Via Vanchiglia 36, Torino 

Galleria Caruso Vicolo Zirilli, 17 Milazzo, Sicilia-

Consorzio Cocconato Via Vittorio  1 Cocconato.

Cantina di Dogliotti 1870, Via Fratelli Vicari, 70, 14054 Castagnole delle Lanze AT

Ufficio Turismo, Piazza Cavour 14023, Cocconato

Visitors to my studio are welcome by appointment

March Winds and April Showers

We have had all that in May!

Well how busy have I been? I am afraid the newsletter has slipped in my calendar as I have rather busy over the last few months. I have organised/participated in a number of exhibitions - the most significant of which is an exhibition that I was offered at fairly short notice at the Regina Elena hotel  in Santa Margherita in Liguria. It features all of the flower paintings I had in stock and started on the 5th May. It runs to the 5th June and from there it goes to the Imperial hotel in Rimini and then to Perugia and Assisi. As you see from the publicity brochure I am also showing aloingside Andy Warhol screen prints


For those who don’t know it SantaMargherita is beautiful town on the coast just north of the Cinque Terra. I spent a couple of days there with my husband while the exhibition was being hung and having two days doing nothing but enjoying the sunshine was marvellous - with the early evening Aperols and the lovely sea food it felt longer.

I organised a collective exhibition in our town hall on the 25th April - a public holiday in Italy to celebrate it’s liberation during the 2nd world war. It was a great success with lots of visitors. My efforts over the years to develop a reputation for art in Cocconato is paying off. I sold 4 paintings  - see below. Also a local historian will be publishing a book next year a about Cocconato and will be featuring my paintings of Cocconato and the surrounding area.

On 7th of May I participated for the first time in an annual art event in a nearby town (Cerreto d’Asti). I had planned to show all flower paintings but they were in Santa Margherita. However I did make two new ones - here

I sold two other paintings and was interviewed by an art critic from an organisation “Arte Mercato” A recording of it is on their facebook page mercato


Aquilegia and Foliage

Summer Flowers in the Morning Mist

This weekend saw the opening of a collective exhibition in Asti on the theme of “Art for Freedom” My work is not political - it is about the power and beauty of the natural world, but my paintings of wild flowers represent the freedom of the natural world - in that it existed before us humans and continues to grow independently from us. So I have entered this painting of wild flowers in the mountains of Piemonte.

From 19th to 21st May I shall be exhibiting at the Glasgow Art Fair with Jim Woodman Art

 On July 1st  I will be showing some  of my mountain paintings at an event  in the Parco Cittadino in Avigliana in the Susa Valley

Wild Flowers of Piemonte.

Over the last month or so I have been painting a range of subjects- I finished two more mountain paintings - the flower paintings shown above and I am quite pleased with some landscapes I painted on wooden panels. I have not done much on wood at all but am really enjoying its qualities - the way it takes the paintthe art critic at the Cerreto fair was quite taken with them.

The two new mountain paintings


All are Aspects of One Entity, the Living Mountain

They Melt Like Mists the Solid Lands

Two examples of the paintings on wood - they aree all  about the summer heat and are titled accordingly

Other exhibitions:

The  Hokusai  (and contemporaries) exhibition that has been travelling around the world came to Turin in March. It was fabulous, I just love the line and colour of Hokusai and the Japanese school. I saw the Great Wave and the museum created this amazing room of mirrors with beautiful blue and white waves  projected onto the walls and floor together with sound effects. 


This week i will be spending a few days of concentrated art gallery visiting in Nice and Antibes - lots of Picasso  and Matisse - I am really looking forward to it.

See you next time.  


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February Made Me Shiver

Remember Don McClean?

It is a cold bleak day as I write this especially as this last weekend I tripped over and broke a bone in my hand which is now in plaster for the next 30 days. But the silver lining is that it is my left hand so I should be able to paint- or maybe I might spend the month drawing and trying many of the gorgeous materials that I keep buying and haven’t really explored.


On to more cheerful news.  I continued to sell a number of my black and white snowy landscapes at Christmas and, starting off the new year - one of my little landscapes on wood  to my lovely Dutch/Italian client. (see below)

Also my paintings that missed the Edinburgh Art Fair will now be shown at the Glasgow Art Fair in May.


Other exhibition news is that from the 3rd to 10th March I will be showing the painting below, “Erano Tutte Vigne e Betulle Bianche” (It was all vines and Silver Birches) in an International Exhibition on the theme of “Terra” (Earth) at the Galleria Angelica in Rome. I took the title from a phrase in a book by Cesare Pavese which was “It was All Vineyards” spoken by a character wandering through the countryside when he reached the top of a hill and looked down. I adapted it to describe my countryside in winter with the infrastructure for vines and leafless and bright white trunks and branches of the silver birches.

Also this weekend 2nd to 5th of March I will be exhibiting the painting to the right - “Yellow Iris with Purple” with the group Artàporter at the (Un)Fair Art Fair in Milan. It is a newish fair created by a group of artists in response to the very expensive Affordable Art Fair which was originally set up for us poor artists to be able to sell directly to the public for a reasonable fee. This has now grown into a very expensive gallery only Art Fair. 

Erano Tutte Vigne e

Betulle Bianche

Yellow Iris with Purple

I have spent quite some time recently giving this website a makeover. I have changed the home page -I've decluttered it. Also I have changed all the galleries and my work is now shown by year and not by subject matter. This way it is easier to see how my work has changed over the years. I hope you like it as it took some time - and a lot of effort! If you came directly to this page via a link from an email I sent you, you might have missed the changes. I hope you have the time to take a look.

Workwise, since the new year I have been working on my mountain series. I have about 6 paintings on the go plus two finished ones.  

"There Has Always Been Jade on Monviso"

This  one was included in my exhibition at the CSA Farm Gallery in February. "The Constantly Moving Glaciers on Monte Bianco

Most of the paintings have started to go their own way but I am happy with that and enjoying the process - trying to keep them loose and always trying to convey the power of the mountains.


II think these two are finished, but not sure - I will leave them for a while

These four are definitely in progress

I love the stage this one is at and really don 't know what to do next - so it will stay like this for a while

I have mentioned before that I aim to organise an itinerant exhibition of my mountain paintings in notable locations in the northern Italian mountains - hopefully starting next year. I have started researching this project and am getting a lot of help from my colleagues in my BNI business group. In fact I have just spent the weekend in Claviere by invitation of a colleague and have met some interesting and very helpful people, including the mayor who is very keen for me to exhibit at Claviere. So onward and literally upwards.


I hope to some more finished paintings to show you next time.

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Deck the Halls with Lots of Lovely Paintings!

This is what it is like outside as I write


As always December wizzes by and it is just over a week ’til Christmas.  So I won’t make this too long a newsletter as everyone is busy - if you are like me you always try to do too much. 

So this is what I have been up to recently.

Well I have to report a huge disappointment over the Edinburgh Art Fair - my paintings were held up in customs in the UK for so long that they did not get to the Fair. 


But I have been working hard on ink and mixed media drawings/paintings for an exhibition in my local town of Cocconato. The Comune ( town council) have offered me a lovely space to exhibit during December and the first week in January. Although  my little black and white snowy drawings are quite different from my usual work I find it  quite a nice change  - 3 of them went to new homes last weekend.  


And here are two larger works on canvas - still hoping for Santa to collect!


I also returned to 4 little landscapes painted on wood that I started earlier in the year on my course with Lewis Noble and managed at last to resolve them and have added them to  the show


I am really looking forward to this weekend as it will be my first appearance at the CSA Farm Gallery in Turin which signed me on this year. I am to be presented with two other artists under a theme of “Not only Abstract” we are being presented separately for a weekend each and then as a group show in January and will be shown on the gallery’s stand at a major art fair in Montichiari in Brescia in February. All my work is on the theme of mountains.

This is giving me even more enthusiasm to return to that subject as I will be presented to a new public through this gallery.

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Obviously the year ending is a time for planning ahead and next year I have a number of exhibitions on the calendar - besides the one above.

In January there is an exhibition/competition at a wonderful mediaeval abbey at Vezzolano in the province of Turin  

All paintings must measure 18 x 24 cms and the winning entry will be used as the bottle label for a large wine producer. I have 3 blank canvases at the moment


The Cloisters at Vezzolano

In March I shall be participating in an exhibition in Rome on the theme of “Earth” which  Adelinda Allegretti Arte will be curating.

I have a number of threads to follow up for exhibitions next year  - art fairs, castles and pop up galleries - watch this space.


In the meantime I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and thank you for reading my newsletters.

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