In the Studio

I am now holed up in my studio – for obvious reasons and I’m not complaining – making small painting studies of Herefordshire Landscapes.

Standing in your shadow








I am currently a little bit obsessed with River Wye images.


I guess its because I grew up with the Wye at the bottom of my garden. It was the backdrop to my childhood. The walks by its banks to peer into dark water and the excitement to see the long shadow of a pike lounging in the shallows or a brief silver splash of unidentified feeding fish. The earthy smell. The trill of a kingfisher.  Fishing with my brother and nothing better than messing about, to quote from Wind in the Willows, in a small rowing boat. Swimming respectfully across its deep pulling depths and afterwards my mothers hot cups of tea on the bank. Now I’m older I realise how very very lucky I was.

We are all drawn to water and its ever changing spectacle of form and surface. Water is challenging to draw or to capture as a moving, changing, reflecting subject. I am rediscovering  ink, wax candles, wax crayons and oil pastels to explore this subject and to see where it takes me.



Here are a few lovely galleries that you may want to visit and see my work.

Printworks The Art Shop, Abergavenny  6th March – 25th April 2020

Remedy For Melancholy  Blue Ginger Gallery, Herefordshire  June 2019

Father and Daughter exhibition  April 2019    Gavagan Art,  Settle,  Lancashire

Tales from The Garden  May 2018 Waterstreet Gallery, Todmorden, Lancashire

My Post

‘Surprise in the Shrubbery’  Adrienne Craddock and Shellie Byatt  at The Art Shop and Gallery , Abergavenny  March 2017

Print Workshops

Silkscreen Workshop  Hereford Cathedral School Saturday 2nd May 2020

Try this engaging Silkscreen Printing process with photo sensitive screens and use of copying facilities to produce 3 colour screenprints on paper or fabric. £60

  • Monoprint Workshop  Hereford Cathedral School  Saturday 13th June 2020

Explore my favourite print process with me and I’ll tell you all my secrets! (the printing ones anyway.) Using an etching press to make painterly printed images with rollers, coloured inks and brushes. All materials provided. £60

Blue Cathedral

Join with me at Drawing Workshops at The Print Shed Herefordshire  14th and 21st March 2020