Month: August 2017

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Today my friend’s daughter had to complete a school project on Tudor portraits. Music to my ears – nothing like a bit of Tudor espionage and beheading to get me interested. They’re my favourite royals and so I offered to help her out. But it […]

Does The Quality Of Art Materials Matter?

Does The Quality Of Art Materials Matter?

I often get asked what art materials I use. More often than not, people just want to know whether I use acrylic, oils, pencils or pastels. They don’t ask what make or grade of material I use. And they definitely don’t ask what canvas or […]

Working With Photos In Portraits

Working With Photos In Portraits

Last week I started a new piece for a gorgeous client. A double portrait of her gorgeous toddler girls. When I consulted her about this piece in late Spring, we agreed to start work straight away to capture their youth while their faces are so […]

Double Portrait – The Prep And Taking Photos Of Little Ones

Double Portrait – The Prep And Taking Photos Of Little Ones

This is Lilly and Polly, they’re sisters and they are 2 and a half and 11 months old. Their favourite things are their mini-kitchen, their dollies and cuddles. This double portrait was such joy to make because the girls had such love between them. Also, […]

Drawing Freddie – The Process

Drawing Freddie – The Process

This is little Freddie. He is one and a half and he is ace. His favourite things are tractors, smiling and his Mum. I often draw portraits of children for my clients (more often than not I don’t publicise them because of privacy reasons). They’re […]

Online Shop Now Open

Online Shop Now Open

It has taken me a while to build and get going……… but  my online shop is now here! Alongside the commissions that I do, I offer a number of originals, prints and other works. I have decided to offer them online – and in three […]

Live at New Forest Show

Live at New Forest Show

Live From New Forest Show 2017 Despite rainy weather it was a lot of fun, and lots of conversations were had. Most enthusiasm was shown by the kids who wanted to know more about the colours and pictures that the demonstrating artists were using. The […]