In 2019 I decided to take part in an Instagram challenge called 100 days. It was a challenge that you set for yourself to create something every day for 100 days. Everyone said it was really hard to finish it and I thought, well I love a challenge! So I decided that I would paint a different house in Redruth every day for 100 days.
I had been watercolour painting for a couple of years at this point and I was hooked, it had taken over the house, but I didn’t feel like I had any focus with my work, and everything I painted looked like someone else’s style, not mine. What I hoped to gain from painting houses each day was to develop my own style.
What I created was a beautiful snapshot of the colours of Redruth, the muted greys and browns of the old miners cottages, the large luxury of the houses on Clinton Road and the Spanish influences in buildings on green lane.
100 houses was never created with the intention to become anything more than some tiny 3 inch paintings in a book but it took over and became cards, prints and a tea towel.
The original work hung on the walls of The Craft Collective for the months of 2020 we were open and is now safely packed away in an air tight box in the hope that the work won’t fade or be damaged. But you can still buy prints and tea towels from the shop and online.