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A Reflection through Stormy Seas

A Reflection through Stormy Seas

My stained glass work is influenced by the account of Jesus walking on the waters of Lake Galilee (Mt14:22-33). The story follows that of the feeding of the 5,000, when Jesus directs his disciples to cross the lake by boat to the other side, whilst he withdraws in...

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The New and Living Way Opened for Us

The New and Living Way Opened for Us

It was during Lent of last year that I found myself reflecting on aspects of the Passion narrative and details I’d previously given little thought to. I pondered why all three Synoptic authors had deemed it vital to include in their text, as Jesus breathed...

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Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep

Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep

Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep As I live close to the Seven Estuary and the Wye Valley on a hillside I enjoy some amazing weather conditions, especially first thing in the morning. The other day I awoke to dense fog which was taking its time to clear. Gradually the sun...

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The Devil’s Pulpit overlooking Tintern Abbey

The Devil’s Pulpit overlooking Tintern Abbey

New Year 2018 Blog The Devil's Pulpit overlooking Tintern Abbey It's great to be celebrating the new year by presenting my new website, all thanks to my gifted daughter Larissa! It provides a great opportunity to show my recent work, as well as to tell you...

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Rhapsody of an Indian Bean Tree

Rhapsody of an Indian Bean Tree

Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa) It was whilst painting in the Tuscan village of Stazzema amidst the Apuane mountain range around eighteen months ago, that I first became acquainted with the fascinating Catalpa Tree, commonly known as the 'Indian Bean Tree'. So captivated...

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Rhapsody of a Himalayan Birch

Rhapsody of a Himalayan Birch

Himalayan Birch (Jacqumontii) Rhapsody of a Himalayan Birch | Jenny Joice  - The idea behind this painting was generated around fourteen years ago whilst designing my new garden in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, soon after migrating from the flat lands of East...

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Rhapsody of the Plane Tree

Rhapsody of the Plane Tree

I first became aware of the wonders on the Plane Tree during the Advent Term of my time at theological College in Cambridge in the 1980's. I was involved in a somewhat tedious series of meetings in an upper room of a terraced house on Hills Road, which, as every...

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Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

AUTUMN 2016 NEWSLETTER I trust you had a good summer break with exciting new discoveries and hopefully some fulfilled dreams! I also hope you had a chance to take sketch book and paints outside and give painting en plein air a go! Whilst it can be frustrating and...

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Painting Soggiorno in Alta Versilla, Italy. Summer 2015

Painting Soggiorno in Alta Versilla, Italy. Summer 2015

PAINTING SOGGIORNO IN ALTA VERSILIA, ITALY Summer Newsletter 2015 Despite a life-long love of Tuscany, I had little idea of the stunningly beautiful region of Alta Versilia in the Apuane Mountains --- until recently that is, when I joined with seven alumni (of the...

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Celebrating life – Celebrating me!

Celebrating life – Celebrating me!

CELEBRATING LIFE! Having spent some years training in classic art in the Florentine Studio of the renowned Nerina Simi during the early 1960’s, I spent eighteen months working my way around Southern Africa exploring the rich natural habitat and cultural...

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Reflections on nature & the integrity of creativity

Reflections on nature & the integrity of creativity

Having recently moved from the Brecon Beacons, I am taking the opportunity to reflect on different aspects of my life. This space enables me to expand on the ideas of nature and integrity mentioned in the ABOUT Section, and to explain where I’m coming from as an...

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