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Throwback Kenya.

Throwback Kenya.
Bonjour everybody!The traditional throwback Thursday is here!I was just looking at old photos and videos and it's unbelievable how life has changed! Chris and I were in Kenya only in January/beginning February and the freedom we had was just something that we can only dream of today.I am the kind of person who look at the future rather th...
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Driving Bessy the old tractor.

Driving Bessy the old tractor.
Bonjour everybody!Since we have no physical help anymore at the farm due to these days circumstances, the animals rely only on us. I am learning more than I had ever anticipated now, as before the lockdown, I was mainly helping with media and helping raising funds with my art, I now spend more and more time doing farm work. So, refre...
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Duran the peacock and colours talk.

Duran the peacock and colours talk.
Bonjour everybody!Spending time observing is very important as an artist, learning how to see is a skill that we can all learn and if painting or drawing is one of the thing you would like to learn, observing and analysing what shape and colours you have in front of you is key as it is the foundation of your artwork.You might say "I have eyes! I ca...
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Morning routine with the sheep and lambs.

Morning routine with the sheep and lambs.
Bonjour everybody!That is most days my morning routine at the farm, before even opening my social medias or emails I am off in the field to see the sheep and recently the lambs who are Henry the ram's little ones, you cannot miss it when you see their faces, they look like Henry so much.This is a time for me to relax, reflect and appreciate nature ...
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Running in the woods and UK lockdown.

Running in the woods and UK lockdown.
Bonjour everybody!The work at the farm is very physical, we are on our feet practically all day apart from when we are sitting down in our media cabin to upload on social media or have a meeting or video call with Chris and Kara.Here in the UK with the lockdown rules and restrictions, people are still allowed to take one form of exercise ...
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Work is never boring here!

Work is never boring here!
Bonjour everybody!Even though we are working like crazy these days, happiness and fun are very much present at Caenhill Countryside centre!Animals are sometimes looking at us and seem to think we are a little deranged (like Alfi the cat on this photo) but I am sure they love us for it. This is feed and water time with an oc...
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Butterscotch the Guinea pig and strawberries

Butterscotch the Guinea pig and strawberries
Bonjour everybody!I am so pleased to be able to present you my latest painting: "Butterscotch the Guinea Pig and Strawberries" She looks so happy and I can tell you after spending time helping her settling in her new environment that she has a very nice and gentle personality.She was the the most stressed one when she arrived an...
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Farm life, a smile in these difficult time

Farm life, a smile in these difficult time
Bonjour everybody!Whatever the weather, the season or how challenging the situation is like these challenging times we are having to go through now, the farm work has to carry on at Caenhill Countryside Centre. Without the help we normally get from our lovely volunteers, long hours and hard work are very much our daily life these days.There is...
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Painting of Butterscotch our guinea pig!

Painting of Butterscotch our guinea pig!
Bonjour everybody!I couldn't help but spending time with Butterscotch, one of the new rescue Guinea pigs from Caenhill Countryside centre and she won my heart, out of the four guinea pigs we welcomed last week, she was probably the one looking the most stressed by her transport and new environment so of course, she got my attent...
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When animals show you how to be happy!

When animals show you how to be happy!
Bonjour everybody!When Coco and Eli, the two rescue donkeys from Caenhill Countryside centre are going back out after a few month spend in their winter pen away from the cold, the rain and the wind... Well, it goes bananas!! I think they are a perfect example of how we should enjoy our freedom to go outdoor, enjoy simple things,...
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Our new baby goat called Paris!

Our new baby goat called Paris!
Bonjour everybody!When you walk into the barn and hear "BAAAH" and you don't recognise the voice and suddenly a new little one shows her face! Welcome to the world Paris and welcome to Caenhill Countryside centre!There is something between her and I, she gets so calm as soon as I pick her up, I think we are going to be best friends. I want to spend...
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Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!

Cuthbert the goose first book coming up soon!
Bonjour everybody!Today Chris and I  are launching our very first book! We have been talking about it for about a year and even though the opportunities and the demand was there we never seem to find the time to do it! The present world circumstances pushed us toward making more virtual entertainment and the idea came up to do and au...
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Our rescue Guinea pigs.

Our rescue Guinea pigs.
Bonjour everybody!Our four new team members have arrived! We now have our Guinea pains: Marshmallow, Cinnamon, Butterscotch and Liquorice!I am posing with Butterscotch on the right hand side photo and introducing Marshmallow on the video below.Strawberries are an occasional treat for them and I thought it would give me ideas for new paint...
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When your pet portrait makes you smile.

When your pet portrait makes you smile.
Bonjour everybody!I just love the photos that my clients send me of their artwork framed such as this one on the right.When I visualise a pet portrait in my mind, I am always asking myself: what is the first feeling that I would like people feel when they first look at the artwork, then I decide where I want the focus to be, colours, details.The ey...
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Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.

Welcoming rescue rabbits to the project.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am with one of our lovely rescue rabbit who had been brought is about 10 minutes before this picture and the video below were taken. They were stressed and agitated like most animals who comes to us are at first but it was amazing as as soon as they were with me they calm down, sometime you could wonder if animals have...
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Mouse and Strawberry painting!

Mouse and Strawberry painting!
Bonjour everybody!I have painted many little mice with fruits or doing funny things as when I happen to meet one, there is always a story creating itself in my head!Chris and I were filling up a couple of bucket with fruits for Marlene the pig when a little mouse appeared eating one of Marlene strawberry! I am sure Marlene didn't mind but this stay...
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Margot the baby goat!

Margot the baby goat!
Bonjour everybody!Babies are very much taking most of our time at Caenhill countryside centre and we love it!Here is a picture of Margot the little kid goat, she is already so mischievous I can tell she is going to have a very strong personality!I am amazed how well they all get one with other goats and lambs, it's like a big family gathering ...
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Farm Rush Hour!

Farm Rush Hour!
Bonjour everybody!I can't go any longer without talking about the rush hour!!The morning farm habit has gone viral about a year ago and is putting a smile on people's face all around the world thanks to Chris who is literally giving a voice to each animals, the most famous is of course Cuthbert the goose!I have painting many Rush hours and decided ...
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Commissions taken!

Commissions taken!
Bonjour everybody!This gorgeous girl is called Bella, I love the way she looks up, it seems she is thinking about the future, maybe her next walk or her next treat!When it come to the composition of each artwork, I always focus on the eyes as it is the way we, as human, communicate with our lovely pets. By doing this, I draw your eyes to ...
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Triplets Lambs Painting and their story.

Triplets Lambs Painting and their story.
Bonjour everybody!Here I am this morning! In Devizes Shambles with our lambs triplets shown off on the main easel!The triplets are actually orphans, we have the boy called Bob, and the 2 girls Rachel and Louise. They have been brought to Caenhill Countryside centre when they were only 10 days old, their mum died and the farmer thought it would...
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