Ding Junhui…well played!

I have been watching the Snooker World Championship. As a fan of Ronnie O’Sullivan I am not overly chuffed but Ding Junhui is a deserving victor.
(Man, that was hard to admit!)

St John is currently hanging at the Carre Gallery (albeit a little tucked away…look closely, you will find him) along with a couple of TB’s rather splendid photographs.

I am working on a couple of drawings at the moment so watch this space…


St John the Evangelist…

I began a drawing of St John the Evangelist last year but abandoned it. Last week, a short notice call for submissions to an exhibition for which he is relevant had me putting him back on the easel and finally completing him. I didn’t enjoy this drawing. I don’t feel it demonstrates my ability as it has no life. Of course it doesn’t, it’s a statue but I found this very, very difficult. Yet I enjoy drawing collars on dogs, bicyles, cars which have no life but wait…they shine…they are shiny and sparkly. I think this was the problem with St John…he has no sparkle in stone form.


Still, here he is, finished and ready for the exhibition.
My husband has submitted a couple of photographs..I am very proud of him.

I’m happy that Crumpet is back on the easel.


She is to be auctioned in aid of the fabulous Fox Project.
Here’s their website and here’s their Facebook page.
Sooo much life in this…thanks to the project.

This lady raises funds for the project…go join her page!


Find Mr Tea a home…

Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels
do a fantastic job but they have a problem…Mr Tea,
a truly handsome, wonderful boy has been in residence too long!

Mr Tea

As a thank you to whoever gives Mr Tea his forever home, once has been with you for six months, I will draw his portrait…it will give me great pleasure to do so.

Below are his details taken from Lincolnshire Rescue’s Facebook page
(Mr Tea has his own page)

Tea is a very strong boy who would benefit greatly from some lead training; his knowledge of commands is improving since he has been with us , he can do sit and get down ( when jumping up ) and understands a firm no . We are teaching him paw but currently he likes hitting us in face with paw !

Despite the kennel environment Tea has actually calmed down a little since being here and would surely come on in leaps and bounds once he is in the right home. Tea loves his walks but is very strong and pulls like a steam train so needs training on this

Tea is fantastic in a home environment and is fully housetrained , he loves to play with toys and he is very very loving and loyal . Tea has no issues around food or possessions , he is a quiet dog in a home He is much calmer in a home than in a kennel and is a pleasure to be around.

Tea is fully vaccinated and castrated .

Tea needs firm boundaries , he needs to know the rules of what is allowed and what is not .

As Tea is a big dog who is very strong ,he needs to go to a home without young children, 10years + would be fine

Although Tea loves humans and is very affectionate , he isn’t a fan of dogs at the minute ,and I wouldn’t recommend he lives with cats .

Cats – No
Children – Over 10 only
Dogs – No

More in depth details about Mr Tea are in the mr Teas day out 23.3.17 album and videos are in video album

(reduced cost £35 neutering voucher subject to availability and qualifying breed , please ask a member of staff if this dog qualifies )

Questions ? please ring 01522 730502 and leave a message if no answer . please note most of our dogs are stray so we have limited history on them , but will do our best to help

Boston Pilgrim Stroke Unit

I often draw generic portraits to test new paper or pencils and I like the resulting drawings to serve some  purpose. Last week, the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire suffered a massive fire in its stroke unit. A fund raising event is being orgainised to help replace vital equipment as soon as possible and my portrait of a King Charles Spaniel will be a raffle prize. As a generic portrait, framed and mounted it would be £250, so a bargain can be had…but only if you have a ticket!