Blossom in May


In the UK May has brought us rain and more rain amongst the occasional day of sunshine mixed in with lots of blossom and spring flowers. The relaxing of covid restrictions has seen many businesses opening up and at last we can sit indoors in restaurants and pubs and shelter from this unseasonal weather.

I hope your month has been a good one and your managing to live this new life we all seem to be adapting to. I know many people including myself have now managed to meet up with friends and family who they haven’t seen for so long, this in itself has been what we’ve needed and each day seems much better because of it.

In my news I have had to temporarily put the project I was so looking forward to @12months12paintings on hold. But this has given me more time to work on some larger paintings and I’ve been experimenting with mixed media, which I always enjoy. I’ll be adding new work to the website next month and selling the odd piece through instagram by way of @artistssupportpledge a great project set up by local artist Mathew Burrows, this will be on my instagram account @obikodesign 

Plans for June are in the making, but I do hope to find a few venues e.g. coffee shops, restaurants for my artwork to be displayed in, so if you’re interested and would like some of my art on your walls please get in touch.

Sunday I look forward to celebrating my birthday. This year in particular I feel I have a lot to celebrate and be grateful for, so here’s to us all enjoying the warmer, lighter days ahead. Remember to sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page for all the latest goings on. 



With the clocks going back last Saturday, I breath a sense of relief, the lighter evenings are here and hopefully  a lot more sunshine. In fact today has been very warm and the first lockdown restrictions have been lifted, a day to be grateful for. I’m comfortable with a slow lifting of restrictions as I need to ease myself out of some lockdown routines which I’ve developed over the past year and find new ones to replace them. Easier said then done, especially the one where I wake up and do nothing, because I haven’t planned anything except a zoom call in the afternoon and that call will be the focus of my day and I won’t be able to do anything else because that one hour call, no matter what it is, will be all too time consuming. I’m just hoping some of you will relate to this one.

Easter Sunday this week and I know this because the daffodils and blossom are in full bloom, always a good reminder. I found out that legend has it, giving one daffodil is seen to be bad luck and a bunch will bring happiness. I have a bunch in the studio and  the colour is just beautiful, we should get these on prescription.

Much of this month has been taking up with plenty of walks, developing new artwork mostly 14.8 x 21 cm in size which you can find in the online shop here from Sunday the 4th April. I have also given my instagram a new look, which you can see by clicking through to the account at the bottom of the page, let me know what you think. I nearly forgot to tell you about the voice over introduction for the new project, which is now called ’12months 12 paintings’ as we couldn’t get the instagram account for ’12 paintings in 12 months.’ This will be going up on social media next month and I’ll link to it then.

In the past few days, I’ve started to paint on a larger scale, which I look forward to showing you next month along with a new greeting card pack. Tomorrow I’ll be taking new prints to the gorgeous shop Reste in Hastings Old Town, which for now you can buy online.

Wishing you all a wonderful April and here’s to the enjoyment of taking small steps towards a life where we can start to reconnect again.