Journal

London Calling…

For me there is nothing more mesmerizing than the night view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames. It rises, majestic and mysterious, above the river. Pinpoints of light from the buildings in the City of London are reflected in the grand sweep of the Thames....

Poppies at Westminster

Last November I took my Poppy panel to St Margaret's in Westminster for a Remembrance service. It is not quite Westminster Abbey but I might have implied it was to a few people. When I created my stained glass commemoration for the artists and poets who fought in...

Dragon Dojo

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Dance

I remember sharing a bedroom with my younger brother and sister when we were very young. On the wall was a poster of Bruegel’s Children’s Games. We used to talk about which child we were. My sister was the little girl in white with the blue headscarf and I was the one looking after her.

Spirits Holding Hands

I had the pleasure of visiting Caroline and Tony Benyon's studio recently to see the new window they have made for the OBE chapel in St Paul's Cathedral. I spent three hours sketching the beautifully painted glass and learning how it had been made. Most of the glass...

Venues for Seven Ages

The Seven Ages of Man took the best part of two years to create, and now I'm hoping for my signature panels to reach a wider audience. They were first exhibited last year at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a wonderful Gothic castle built in the 1700's...

Master Class

I am a great believer in learning from other artists. When you copy an artwork (or shall we say translate it?) you absorb many lessons that you just don't get from copying a photograph. This is the panel a student made at my studio based on Tamara De...

Mindfulness & Sketching Stained Glass

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Birds of Paradise

Commissions come in all shapes and sizes and take me down artistic routes I hadn't considered before. Now I love birds in branches and I have made quite a few windows featuring our native species in various seasons. But I had never considered a window with...

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