STUDIO

Framing At The Studio

Framing At The Studio

I’ve been so busy with a number of private and confidential commissions to undertake, and subsequent framing. It has been fun! They are now in the post or being stored for later delivery! Many of the pieces have been surprise gifts for their loved ones […]

Top Tips for Dog Photography

Top Tips for Dog Photography

We all love our dogs: spoiling them, treating them, making them happy. Pet madness is here to stay. Cue the popularity of pet portraits. I always love the chance to work with a new pup. And to make the piece I always need reference material. […]

A Lesson In Artistic Belief

A Lesson In Artistic Belief

Today I read about a fantastic and prominent contemporary Australian artist, Laura, who was trolled online by another artist who accused her of plagiarising her art. Talk about handbags online. Laura was really upset as it ruined her (first and) latest solo exhibition in Australia. […]

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 […]

New Forest Show 2017

New Forest Show 2017

Hey, I’m going to be part of the New Forest Show 2017 starting next weekend! Got my pictures at the ready and hope to do some demonstrating too. I am showing three pictures (two drawings and one canvas) and a number of cards at the event. […]