My October exhibition

I have found that I still have a few of my Florentine hand-made frames by the wonderful Pier Luigi, which fit my very small oil paintings perfectly.

Since I now have quite a few large paintings for my exhibition, it will be nice to show these since they will cost a lot less than the large canvases!

Everything is a bit frantic and chaotic here as I now deal with the exhibition publicity, framing and the last touches to the large paintings … and of course, here is the question; “Will it all fit into our car?!!”… oh dear, we might well have to find a trailer or send stuff by a carrier; I think I had better do a practise car-loading next week.

FLYING Paintings from France and Italy

54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QX 25-29 October 2016

Opens daily 10.00pm


Another not very small painting! 🙂 I’m in the last stages of putting my exhibition together and finishing the larger paintings that I had to abandon with all the hospital buiness.


THE BLUE LAKE Oil on canvas 60cmsx50cms

This is a lake that I know well from the several flights I have had in this direction; always tantalising on hot summer days especially since (with more laws to do with public safety) the owners decided to ban swimming there.

This particular flight was in late spring, with the sharp greens of wheat fields, not yet beginning to ripen.




AMIATA FLIGHT Oil on canvas 100cmsx70cms

Yes, I know, this could hardly be cosidered a small painting, but as I get nearer and nearer my date of departure for London and my exhibition I am trying to finish the large paintings that I abandoned when I was whizzed off to hospital in June. Not what I had planned at all!

When we were living in Tuscany, my husband had set up Ballooning in Tuscany and our main living was from taking very nice people on hot-air balloon rides. Since I was always following with a jeep and trailer I got to know the roads and country tracks like the back of my hand, so that when I flew, it was always very beautiful for me see the well-known landscape from the air. I would always take a tiny sketchbook up with me, as well as my camera, just in case something really caught my eye that I would like to paint or draw afterwards. It was obviously impossible to take my paints and canvas up with me! 🙂

If any of you out there, would like to come to my London exhibition at the end of October you would be very welcome.

From the bridge

My exhibition;


Paintings from France and Italy

54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London W1

Nearest tube. Green Park

Opening times;

Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26   10.00am-6.30pm

Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29   10.00am-8.00pm

Season of citrous fruits

Oil on board 12cms x 15 cms

First there was getting ready for Christmas, Christmas itself, travelling back to Italy from SW France, then New Year’s Eve with all of these events having much fun inbetween them and then the pay off …. influenza:(
It’s very nice to be back in the normal world again and with longer days moving us on to spring.

Garlic and old Italian wine glass

15cms x 20cms
Oil on board
€200 (includes shipping) (includes shipping)

Payments accepted via Paypal or bank transfer.

I’ve been having fun with this wriggly garlic and the glass is one of a few old Italian wine glasses that we have, called a “gotto”. Since “gottoso” means gout or gouty, I wonder if it comes from that word … maybe as a warning not to drink too much red wine!