• About Paintings,  Poetry / Prayers

    Why am I painting?

    The source of my inspiration Why am I painting and what is the source of my inspiration? Were questions I ended up asking myself after much trauma with this difficult painting. I realised I didn’t know what I was doing, so I stopped and asked myself questions: What was it about? and what did I want it to say? What is it actually saying? And, what is the source of my inspiration? Prayerful considerations I sought God in prayer, as is my practice, and the word source came to me.  So what is my source of inspiration? The landscape? Sure. The…

  • Poetry / Prayers

    Hope in Despair

    ‘I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night-but even in the darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day.’ Ps 139 You, oh God are…

  • About Paintings

    A season held captive

    The thing about this painting is that nobody wants it. Yes, it remains unsold 8 years later. I have even offered it to my family for free! But no, the icy coldness holds them back.

  • Poetry / Prayers


    I step within the shadow of your mighty wings and rest.It is my place of safety.I am covered, loved, protected;sheltered from harm.Warmed by love.Made secure.This is where I need to be and here I will stay.I shall not be afraid.Dangers…

  • About Paintings

    The Height and the Depth

    I had been considering the truths in Ephesians; namely the love of God and so was contemplating this theme when working on this painting. It is my hope that the incredible the indescribable capacity of God’s love is expressed in…

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    Art Festival Weekend

    I am opening my Studio at home for this Art Festival Weekend. Saturday 4th May – Monday 6th May 11am -5pm All welcome… Feel free to contact me for details. Also at The Engine House, Castletown – Pre view evening…

  • About Paintings

    Things Seen

    So I shall cover the canvas with blue and then slather it with the richest of browns, then I shall cut into it with lines of purpose. Then the light will fall. Yes, the light will fall.

  • Remarkable Things

    Now You See Me

    Petrina Written 2014 After watching this rather interesting film, ‘Now You See Me’, I realised God was speaking to me through it about my own situation. The film is about a bunch of magicians, all with different skills of illusion…

  • About Paintings

    When the Light came down

    Seeing how the light was falling on the tiny rock pools around the coast, I set about to capture the overwelming presence of it. Everything changes when the sun comes out; spirits lift and the world looks better. These small…

  • Life and People

    What the Blind Man saw

    Sitting between two men that I didn’t know was the setting for this tale of discovery. Whilst running a School club, we had invited a brilliantly talented pianist to play to the children. He was blind but had applied himself…

  • Remarkable Things

    The Closed Gate

    Whilst visiting a friend, I paused outside her large house and rang to see if I could park on her forecourt. She said that the gates were working and to just drive in.Well, her large foreboding gates were in fact…

  • About Paintings

    The Throne Room

    I had it in my heart to paint the Throne Room of Heaven and started my research with looking at Revelation chapter 4 where we read a description of this very thing. It soon became obvious that the main theme…

  • About Paintings


    There is fresh work emerging in the Kent studio. It is a time of rolling mist just now on the Island while the place tries to determine what season to be in. It rolls in low and sometimes the cloud…

  • Life and People

    The Feast

    When my friend asked me if I was busy painting this year, my response was that I was first taking time to wait on God. Last year He invited me into a greater intimacy with Him and as I didn’t…

  • Remarkable Things

    Grubby Windows

    Seeing the light stream through this window so dramatically caused me to ponder. My attention was drawn, not to the light but to the dirt on the windows! I stood reflecting. I had a lovely freind who used to teach…

  • Poetry / Prayers


    Wipe away the smudges from my mind; the thoughts that would hinder me and cloud my vision of You.Let me see clearly. Wash away my stains; those things that have been spilt on me by others and by my own…

  • Poetry / Prayers

    This is Jesus

    This is Jesus. A man of grief and pain. Knowing rejection. Stricken and afflicted but without blame. Seated once in heaven above, one with the Father, A Man of love. But He came.  The father’s son, His only one. Becoming flesh,…

  • Poetry / Prayers

    The Broken Pot

    He picked up the pieces of my beautiful pot.Made in heaven for His glory.Only for Him. It was picked up, by others, but disregarded and tossed.It fell to the floor.All shattered,and lost.  But the master saw it.He loved it and…

  • Poetry / Prayers

    The Boat

    ‘Jesus, Jesus, Beautiful Jesus.There are those who would laugh and scoff that I even think to speak your name. You are but fiction to them. But how can that be when you have revealed yourself so very clearly to me? In…

  • Poetry / Prayers


    I come quietly to this place of sanctuary to sit in your presence, it is where I love to be.I come in distress,To lay out my grief and doubts before you like a map of wilderness proportions. You knew I was…

  • Life and People

    The Great Outpouring

    We are entering a season of exceleration and God is pouring out His mighty power to equip us for the great harvesting of souls. We each have an area of expertise or gifting for such a purpose but are we…

  • About Paintings

    New Work

    'How wonderful would it be if God’s glory and Holiness got all over us to the extent that everywhere we went and everything we touched spread His glory about, and in turn brought glory back to Him?’

  • About Paintings

    Above The Waves

    Along the coast nearby, there is a path which takes you from one bay to another, but in order to navigate a rocky outcrop, this section of path has been built as a walkway raised above the shore. We were…

  • About Paintings

    The Puddle

    As a Christian artist my prayer is to see things as God sees them or to have my spiritual eyes open as it were. With this in mind I had it in my heart to paint a small rock pool.…

  • Remarkable Things

    Simple Things

    Today as I walked in stillness along the beach longing to hear God speak, I started to sing a simple song of love to Him.  I then returned back up along the road and noticed how grubby and mundane it…

  • Life and People,  Remarkable Things


    Initially I posted this image as a blog without words because I felt it spoke for itself. But since then I found myself walking along the same harbour edge and there, two years later was the same boat in the…

  • Remarkable Things

    The Old Brush

    He proceeded to take out a blade and he cut away all those beautifully shaped hair ends and reshaped it into something else, and my spirit cringed within me. I remember this well but never applied it because why would…

  • Remarkable Things

    The Old Violin

      I’ve been given an old violin. It’s worn and damaged, but I have a feeling it might produce a beautiful sound if lovingly restored.  It had been neglected, but not forgotten, for the lady who gave it to me…