Hello!! I hope you are doing good and all is well in your corner of the world.
My corner of the world is very busy at the moment as I juggle lots of creative projects which will hopefully be showcased soon.
Here is a painting I recently finished, it was inspired by archive footage of Zulu women doing their hair in the 1940’s.
I have linked a still from the footage below and also included the clip in the linked painting video.
I hope you enjoy it!!
Hello everyone!! I hope you are good and all set for celebrating the new year!! Whooo we made it!
One year has passed and I’m sure we are all looking forward to starting 2020 with a bang!
I know I am.
Watch out for some new content that I will be posting on New Year’s Day, I think you will enjoy it. :)
I would like to conclude ‘Tree of Life’ month by offering you these hand printed and signed prints.
As you know I created this Tree of Life painting to show how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.
It is a creative representation of self care and personal growth that can adorn your wall and inspire you every day.
It can be found here
Hello everyone! I hope you are well and had a great xmas day!!
I am still totally stuffed on turkey, stuffing, Brussels sprouts and homemade apple and blackberry pie with cream.. yum!
Hopefully I will go on some nice walks at the weekend to burn it all off, maybe along the River Thames path from Greenwich to London Bridge, its such a nice walk with plenty to look at and loads of cafes etc en route!
I have been working on this ‘Slickness’ painting on and off for several months now. It is by far the largest canvas I have ever attempted to paint and without an easel too!!
The painting is of Slick Woods holding the sneaker she designed for a high street brand.
I was impressed by her design skills, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, so decided to paint her!!
Now that she is finished I have a bit more space in my ‘Art Palace’ to start a new large canvas :)
Hello!!! I hope you are doing well on this glorious December day!!
I have been chilling and planning everything that I need to do next week which will include creating a new art tutorial aimed specifically at people who want to start arting for the first time! Stay tuned for more information!!
On Friday I went ice skating for the very first time! It was at Somerset House in London with Dj’s and even a steel band!!
However I don’t think my body will every recover from the experience lol, lets say that I managed to ‘Skate’ by holding onto the rail and pulling myself along for the whole 1 hrs session… ummm I think I need more practice.
Art For Your Screens is a new way of collecting, displaying and sharing artwork, this digital file can be used as a screensaver and wallpaper on your mobile phone.
The Tree of Life image shows how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person and show how self care is an important factor in our every day.
Let this art on your screen be a reminder to take care of yourself whenever you look at your phone!!
click on the picture to go to the download page
or view it here
Hello everyone!! I hope you are doing good on this December day? Maybe you are gently sliding into seasonal events and planning for the last month of the decade!!
Wow! we have come so far in 10 years.. I actually started this blog in 2010 and my first post was about my fascination with infrared photography, you can view it here
I will be once again taking up infrared imagery in 2020 as part of a dreamy landscapes project that will hopefully become a calendar, so watch this space!!
Anyhoo as we celebrate the end of a decade and welcome in a new calendar year I want to introduce you to December as ‘Tree of Life’ month and release my ‘Tree of Life’ painting in various different formats for the first time.
When I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person. I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.
I think its quite fitting as we go into the new decade and into new versions of ourselves, to capture a reminder of how we can be both strong and delicate at the same time, and that all our aspects need to be nurtured in order for us to grow.
This first offering comes in the form of a ‘Tree of Life’ greetings card.
Please click to link below for more details and delivery options.
I welcome you all to join me in celebrating ‘Tree of Life’ month too, maybe you will paint a tree of your own?
If you are new to arting I will be making some new tutorials specifically for you to step into this wonderful life of art and creating.
Its easier than you think!!
Hello again!! I hope you are well!!
Its December!! And time to cosy up and enjoy the season.
Maybe you want to do some painting??
All my Sweet Girl tutorial episodes are now online!! you can see them below.
Click on the picture to go to the tutorials
And stay tuned for a new tutorial arriving soon, aimed specifically at people who want to begin arting for the first time!!.. :)
have a look at the first art supplies I ever bought here
Filed under Art, Tutorial, Video
Hello!! I hope you are well!!
I have been busy editing the tutorial video for my latest ‘Sweet Girl’ painting!
The first episode is published today and in this video I will be teaching you how to make a colourful background using layered painting techniques, we will also make our own stencils, learn how to choose colours and prepare our background for drawing on.
I hope you enjoy this first episode below, and please do share your creations on the new facebook group here
Next time we will be drawing the girl!!
Filed under Art, Tutorial, Video