Nicholas Hilliard, a 16th Century son of Devon, England, made it big in art with his tiny miniature limner portraits of Elizabethan London.     Hilliard painted many of Queen Elizabeth I. The pair above were painted in 1575. The Pelican (left) and the Phoenix (right), 787 x 610mm. Both well-known symbols with deep roots into … More Hilliard

St George’s Day

This Sunday, 23 April is St George’s Day. For the very first time in my life this day is very significant to me. Besides, George being my Grand-daddy’s name, this Saint features in the latest novel I am writing. This book, part of my Dragons Dwelt Here series, titled Saint George’s Dragon is proving a … More St George’s Day

Art Fills My Heart and My Heart overflows Art

So, this is my blog! Ahhh! Every self-respecting writer of the 21st century needs to consider how best to venture into this brave, but not so new, online world, where one just ‘SHOUTS IT OUT LOUD’…Then sits back, waiting for a readership to validate all that rushes raw from undefended passion. The truth is, I … More Art Fills My Heart and My Heart overflows Art