Throwback Thursday – Omar Puente artist video

Throwback Thursday! I never post these but thought I would today! In 2010 I was commissioned by jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE to create an artist video for his band member, violinist Omar Puente.. here it is..

Morning walk

I love this calendar clock, it twinkles at night :) Update! I’ve done a bit of research into the clock, it is an astronomical clock installed by Bernard Bracken, Chairman of the Times newspaper, in 1955 as the newspaper was printed inside this building. The face in the middle is Winston Churchill. The little round window…

London walk and graphite face 

This morning I took a stroll pasts the Royal Courts of Justice, I love that archway :) And here is a quick graphite pencil sketch of a face that I made last night.

Morning walk

I’ve been trying to capture my morning walks on Instagram. It adds another dimension to walking to work every day and allows me to capture the details of what I see and keep a record of them. So I’m going to start posting them on my blog too. 

New Painting – Lady and insects

Hi all, I’ve been arting away this weekend whilst the weather here, on the edge of London has been cold, windy and wet. I took the time to complete a painting that had been sitting in a ‘prepped’ state for months. I wanted to practice drawing insects using a lot of line work, I’ve realised…

New mixed media dream catcher painting – Life Book

I thoroughly enjoyed making this dream catcher from a life book lesson taught by Rachael Rice. The background was an old painting (I didn’t like) which I firstly covered with a neutral coloured ‘Fresco Finish’ acrylic paint applied with a brayer. When this was dry I added blobs of my new fave Golden fluid acrylic…

New whimsical lettering painting – Life Book 2015

Hi, here is a new watercolour painting made for a Life Book class by the lovely Joanna Sharpe. It’s been a long time since I’ve used my watercolours, I love their vibrant luminous colours. Who was it that said ‘watercolour painting is like painting with tears’?… And here are some feathers, painted on a scrap…

London walks and a bit of a ramble

Instagram photos from my London walks. I’ve been on a health kick recently, and started a health and wellbeing regime :) including walking for at least an hour per day and trying to eat 5-a-day (fruit and veg) every day. I’ve been plotting my progress on the fleetly and 5 A Day apps. I’ve really…