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On the road to Jericho
A quick watercolour sketch card £2:75

June 2022

I am currently taking part in this exhibition at The Workhouse Dunstable until 9th July
Part of the Colourways Exhibition
available for sale
Part of the Colourways exhibition
available for sale
Part of the Colourways exhibition
available for sale

Getting ready to take part in Dunstable Around the World event Saturday 30th July with a fellow Herts Visual Artist. My theme is global wildlife.

Congratulations to her Majesty on achieving 70 years of service as our Queen
Paddington meets the Queen

May 2022

Mixed media seascape

Very excited to announce my first solo exhibition will be taking place in Mudlarks cafe, Hertford for the month of August. Now I just need to work out what to show. As it is summer I am thinking of going with a sea based theme

Took part in my first Living Crafts event

Demonstrations of brusho animals at the event

All set up and ready to welcome the visitors

April 2022

Pleased to be taking part in the first St Albans Visual Arts Festival in the Vintry Gardens Saturday 30th April 11-5pm where I will have my painting Laughing Kookaburra on display and selling mugs and cards.

Took part in my first Dunstable market in

March 2022

More reflections on the worsening situation in Ukraine, sunflower mugs are being sold with 50% of the profits going to Ukraine crisis fund. Email jolocalityart@gmail.com or tel 01582862141 to order yours. £12 each or two for £20 plus shipping free local delivery in Dunstable.

Sunflowers the National flower of Ukraine
Buy this original oil for £45 all profits going to Ukrainian crisis

Been busy updating this website and adding a more comprehensive merchandise and shop section to make it easier for potential customers to find affordable art under collections and themed. Check out the new pages to discover all my latest pieces on seascapes, wildlife, natural worlds and pet portraits.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Then why not head over to the commission page to find out more about ordering your own bespoke, one off original. It may be cheaper than you think.

New abstract seascape collection is currently being created. This one is available for purchase £375
acrylics and alcohol inks on canvas

I am also now available to teach beginners art in watercolour, brusho, gouache and acrylics one to one or small groups in your own home or my studio space and across venues to suit you in Bedfordshire, Luton and Hertfordshire. Sessions start at £15 per hour and you can choose what you want to learn. In addition I love hosting brush or art parties for a group of friends, work away day or hen parties. Please get in touch to find out more, what would you like to learn?

A happy customer
Part of my studio space “I am not untidy I just have creative ideas laying around everywhere”
I am donating 25% of my March art sales to the Ukrainian Crisis Fund run by http://www.abwe.org
A quick sketch for a birthday card

February 2022

Hosted a brush party which was an enjoyable evening where a group of friends learnt to paint an acrylic seascape. Please get in touch to find out more for your friends or hen party.

February 2022

Something a bit different from an idea by
Liz Chardton
First painting of 2022 in water based oils
Mr Hugley having fun with brusho

16th November 2021

Had a fun session teaching Joy and Mr Hugley the joys of brusho. They did some great paintings.

October 21st 2021

Available as a mug for £8.50, please contact me on 01582 862141 or jolocality@gmail.com

Free local delivery on cards, mugs, prints and commissions.

Made 50 Christmas cards today, available for purchase £1 each or 5 for £6, plus postage. Free delivery in Bedfordshire, please call 01582 862241 or email jolocality@gmail.com to place your order.

Christmas card designs
New Christmas card designs

Any of my paintings are available as prints £12, A5 postcards £2 or mugs £8, so if you see something you like but can’t afford to purchase the original please get in touch to find out more about ordering your print or mug. Free delivery in Bedfordshire.

October 2021

It’s that time of year again, putting together a Christmas card order! Which designs do you prefer?

Packs of 5 for £6, plus postage or free local delivery.

Autumn 2021

Recently started a personal series of family portraits to hang in my home instead of photos.

I am available for commissions from your favourite family photos for that special gift or keepsake. Please get in touch to find out more.

October 2021

Sold my first packs of Christmas cards today! If anyone else wants to be that organised I am selling them for £6 for packs of 6 plus postage or free local delivery.

September and October 2021

Just dropped this painting off at Welseys cafe, Harpenden Methodist Church as part of an Open Studios Herts Visual Artists exhibition which is running until the 9th October

I am planning some brusho workshops as part of Open Studios this autumn in Houghton Regis. Come and get creative with this fun medium.

September 26th to 9th October 2021

I am taking part in my first Open Studios, why not drop in any Monday, Tuesday or Saturday between 12 and 4 pm to see me in my pop up studio, including brusho demonstrations, art for sale and free refreshments,

26th August 2021

Made my first International sale, packing up this piece to be sent as an anniversary gift to Canada.

Summer 2021

I have been working on a new collection of animal and bird paintings over the summer.

21st January 2021

After a neighbour asked if I can create a squirrel painting, I have started researching. Didn’t have to go far as this cheeky lot enjoyed my homemade bird feeder created from a mug, lard and bird seed….

12th January 2021

The doors may be closed but the windows are open, Letchworth Open. Artists taking part are encouraged to place art in their windows, mine had only been displayed a day when a neighbour asked if I was able to create a squirrel commission!


10th January 2021

Started working on a new collection of children’s animal paintings

5th January 2021

Letchworth Open, virtual opening. My painting is top left hand corner. The online zoom private view was better than nothing, but not as exciting as the real thing. Can’t wait to see everyone’s work when it opens post lockdown three.

Daffodils in brusho


First and last paintings, 2020 and 2021

Christmas Carol hellebore in brusho
Examples of my work currently on semi permanent exhibition at Marston Mortaine, Forest Centre near Bedford December 2020
Brusho and watercolour blue tit currently in exhibition at the Forest Centre
Birch trees in brusho currently in an exhibition at the Forest Centre Marston Morriand near Bedford
Day 1 30 day sketchbook challenge, today’s theme buttons and beads

27th December 2020

A quick seasonal study in brusho.

7th December 2020

Packed up these two brusho paintings for a semi permanent exhibition at the Marston Moretaine Forest Centre as part of Dunstable and District Art Club.

5th December 2020

Delivered my contribution to Open Letchworth last week ready for this free exhibition of 300 local artists starting on in the Arcade. Opening date to be confirmed re covid restrictions. Booking is essential as this is a small gallery and only 6 people are allowed at any one time.

23rd November 2020

Finished another children’s book last week. A series of 8 paintings for a story of a dolphin that got trapped in a fishing net who was rescued by two little girls. The girls in the story are friends. The book will be a birthday gift.

Brusho seascape

18th November 2020

I was very happy to post my first international sale to South Africa today, which I donated to the Works of Heart charity auction that took place to raise much needed funds for PPE for Africa’s healthcare workers

15th October 2020

Delivered my lastest comission to Dunstable Tandoori to be displayed in this local Indian Takeaway. Another happy customer, “Thank you, your work is amazingly good.”

Creating Christmas cards in my studio space
Puffins on Orkney in gouache

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