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Showing overseas

I was very pleased to be invited to show a couple of my paintings in the Exposition Artistique in Gournay en Bray, twinned with Hailsham. 29th April to 6th May, 2017.

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In the Past

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I am awake at 4 in the morning and looking back over some of the projects I have been involved in over the years. Gallery North was one. The gallery in Hailsham was a second home to me for several years, … Continue reading

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Finding Creative Balance

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I have added a new creative string to my bow, or a new reed to my clarinet. Suddenly I am in a band! Many years ago, just after doing A levels -yup, I’m that old- I did a bit of … Continue reading

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Seen the light

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Life has taken on a new joy since we adopted Megan, the Bearded Collie. Getting lost in Abbot’s Wood, because my mind was wandering as we walked, was not a major problem. I knew if we kept walking eventually we’d … Continue reading

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Summer Trifle!!

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We’ve set the dates for our Open Gardens AND MORE event in 2017 – 5th to 20th August – and it’s going to be called Summer Trifle! A great mix of arts, music, garden and sculpture trail, workshops, tea and cakes… … Continue reading

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Out in the cold

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It’s pretty frosty out there but I reckoned if the water wasn’t freezing in the bucket it should be ok to start some pointing. I found a great video on YouTube which helped with my technique, but my results look like … Continue reading

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No words needed

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Stripping and pointing!

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We’re getting on with winter jobs at Pickhams. Bill and Toby (Long Man Landscaping) have stripped off the huge mass of ivy that was threatening to bring down the walls round the secret garden so it’s all looking a bit … Continue reading

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Past and future

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What’s happened and what’s happening? Well, the last few weeks have been rather wonderful. A trip to France (Limousin region) to visit my sister in law, exhibiting art at a couple of new locations, performing in our annual cabaret, tutoring, … Continue reading

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Showtime!

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This time of year I get to be creative in other ways in our annual Dicker Player’s CABARET. Firstly, I had fun re-writing some song lyrics, then I get to act (just a little bit this year) and sing. Rehearsals … Continue reading