…and the excitement is nearing its peak!

When, as the artist, you have designed the detail of the ‘look’ for a wedding right from the first ‘Save-the-date’ down to the last announcement board and jar of flowers, the anticipation in the preceding week is almost as heightened as that of the Bride and Groom themselves. When the artist is also the Groom’s […]

Seascape…

Moving into a new ‘old’ house, one that is a project, to say the least, is an amazing “blank canvas” opportunity… Yesterday I began and completed a giant wave across three canvases to make a huge wall-filler for the bathroom… Pretty pleased with end result… emulsion, chalk, tempera powder and acrylic paint.

Outside in…

Work had begun on the three 8×4 foot panels to enhance the outside space at The Rectory – a very special care home catering in a unique way for dementia sufferers, however it was not destined to be completed during the winter months! Cold and dampness put paid to the previous rapid progress, but not […]

Painting on cakes…a new departure

So, being totally honest, my first attempt at painting directly onto a tier of one of Charlotte Jane’s wedding cakes was not great! It was largeand clumsy and more resembled one of my large-scale wall paintings rather than the detailed watercolour paintings I transform into wedding stationery!   But not to be disheartened, I got […]

And a fox crept up on the hedgehogs…

The woodland scene begun last week is beginning to be inhabited by a host of woodland ‘friends’….    All of the ‘arriving’ creatures are being  painted in a range of scales to fit the spaces – so don’t be too critical of the fact the hedgehogs look as if they could seriously challenge Mr Badger…  […]

Ethel the hen…

Adorning the walls of my newly refurbished kitchen are some of my new “poultry” friends: Ethel the hen and Clive the cockerel, along with Susan, also a hen. Painted in emulsion directly onto the soft pear green walls, these charming characters bring a little life into the room!    We decided to revive our rather […]