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By Luisa, Mar 18 2020 08:04PM

Unfortunately but unsurprisingly this year's York Open Studios has had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to the York Open Studios team for all their hard work and the excellent brochures and marketing undertaken, I am very much looking forward to York Open Studios 2021! Stay safe everyone.

Turbulant Cloudscape
Turbulant Cloudscape

By Luisa, Mar 9 2020 01:53PM

Making the most of these daffodils before they disappear. Lovely to paint in bright yellows for a change, such a cheerful colour!

By Luisa, Jan 22 2020 02:14PM

Now on show at the Pyramid Gallery ,York

Mixed Media on board, framed in a white contemporary glazed frame

By Luisa, Jan 22 2020 12:29PM

I am currently exhibiting with York Art Workers Association at the Pyramid Gallery in Stonegate York. Please do drop by and see this wonderfully diverse exhibition showing the work of many inspirational local artists. Exhibtion runs until 23 February and despite the roadworks, Stonegate is fully open for business. The Pyramid Gallery is at the Minster end of Stonegate, and also stocks wonderful local jewellery and ceramics.

By Luisa, Jan 13 2020 04:13PM

I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and wish you all peace, health & happiness for 2020.

The start of the year has been busy preparing for the York Art Worker's Exhibition at the Pyramid Gallery in beautiful Stonegate, close to York Minster. More information to follow shortly.

I have also been busy sketchbooking and preparing for York Open Studios this April. Here is a recent piece.


By Luisa, Nov 25 2019 09:30PM

As well as working from quick thumbnail charcoal drawings and watercolour sketches I like to do small painting studies which I can refer back to when tackling larger pieces. Here are some working sketches which will be on display at my Open Studio in the Spring.

By Luisa, Sep 26 2019 04:28PM

I am delighted to be taking part in York Open Studios 2020. Looking forward to meeting old friends and new. More updates to follow!

By Luisa, Aug 26 2019 05:02PM

Last minute prepping and feeling pretty exhausted! Please do come along and visit my solo show of new works at the Helmsley Arts Centre 3 Sept - 4 Oct. Glazed & non-glazed pieces available - seascapes, landscapes and woodland.

If you'v e never been, Helmsley is a most beautiful market town situated in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, with lots of quaint tea shops, pubs, galleries ..and a castle!

The Helmsley Arts Centre is a wonderful, spacious venue, please see the link to their website on my links page.