I’m up in the hills filling sketch books and refreshing my memory banks with new inspiration! I’ve returned to my favourite spot in the Rhinog mountains, finding the details that I’d noted but not had time to investigate further last time I was here.

This time, I will be gathering drawings and plein air studies for two commissions – one of the mountains and one of my favourite estuary. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!

I will be producing another in my series of printed sketch books on my return so watch this space!

Sketch of mountains opposite the house

Mountains opposite the house

View from Llanfair beach

View from Llanfair beach

View from Llanfair beach

View from Llanfair beach

View towards Portmeirion from Ynys Gifftan at low tide on a bright, sunny day

View towards Portmeirion from Ynys Gifftan at low tide on a bright, sunny day

View towards Portmeirion from Ynys Gifftan at low tide on a bright, sunny day

View towards Portmeirion from Ynys Gifftan at low tide on a bright, sunny day

View towards Talsarnau from Ynis Gifftan at low tide

View towards Talsarnau and the bridge from Ynis Gifftan at low tide

Ynys Giftan colours on a bright sunny day (and a beetle that adopted me!)

Ynys Giftan colours on a bright sunny day (and a beetle that adopted me!)

Trout

Trout!

Oak tree in the mossy woodland just down from the house

Oak tree in the mossy woodland just down from the house

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

A storm over our mountains

A storm over our mountains

The lake. There are foxgloves everywhere

The lake. There are foxgloves everywhere

Line study. Tree and stone walls

Commission studies of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Commission studies of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Misty and rainy study of Cadir from Tal y Llyn (wet paper!)

Misty and rainy study of Cadir from Tal y Llyn (wet paper!)

View over estuary with misty hills beyond

View over estuary with misty hills beyond

View over estuary with misty hills beyond

View over estuary with misty hills beyond. Sea thrift on the rocks

Misty view of estuary and Ynys Gifftan from Llandecwyn Church

Misty view of estuary and Ynys Gifftan from Llandecwyn Church

Misty view of estuary and Ynys Gifftan from Llandecwyn Church

Misty view of estuary and Ynys Gifftan from Llandecwyn Church

Misty mountains

Misty mountains

Artist in her natural habitat