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11 totally awesome Christmas gift ideas for 2021

Buying presents is one of my favourite things about Christmas. That doesn’t mean that I enjoy going to big department stores, because I don’t. But I do love the satisfaction of finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing their face when they open it. For me, Christmas shopping is made extra special by shopping […]

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A new collection of art prints inspired by the mountains

Almost all of my watercolour illustrations are inspired by my love of the natural world – whether that’s animals I’ve seen on wildlife documentaries or landscapes I’ve seen on our campervan adventures around the UK. Channelling my love of wildlife and wild places into my paintings is my way of paying tribute to our amazing […]

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Four new illustrated art prints with a warm desert vibe

I’ve always been fascinated with animals and wildlife. Almost all of my watercolour illustrations are inspired by my love of the natural world. Channelling my love of nature into my paintings is my way of paying tribute to the wonders of nature, as well as inspiring people to protect our planet. Jem Loves to Draw […]

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Four new water inspired art prints for ocean lovers

Almost all of my watercolour illustrations are inspired by my love of the natural world. I’ve always been fascinated with the sea and the sheer diversity of ocean wildlife – from whales and sharks, to jellyfish and octopuses. Channelling my love of nature into my paintings is my way of paying tribute to Planet Earth, […]

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A new collection of art prints inspired by the Earth

Planet Earth truly is a wonderful and awe-inspiring place. Almost all of my watercolour illustrations are inspired by my love of the natural world. I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the wildlife and places on this planet. Channelling this into my paintings is my way of paying tribute to nature, as well as inspiring people […]

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Three things that I’ll be focusing on in 2021

This time every year we’re bombarded with messaging and pressure to set resolutions. New year, new you. That kind of thing. Personally I’ve never been one for that and I think January is just about the worst time of year to set goals or think about being productive. January for me is about eating Christmas […]

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Key dates for online orders this Christmas

For reasons that we’re all aware of, a lot of people will be doing at least some of their Christmas shopping online this year. Here are some key bits of information to bear in mind if you’re ordering from me online this year. Christmas posting dates Whether you’re ordering from my Etsy shop or from […]

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Ways to shop small this festive season

There’s been a lot of focus on finding ways to shop small this Christmas, although because it’s 2020 it’s not that simple. Here are some handy links to places you can get your Christmas shopping done and support small businesses at the same time – including Jem Loves to Draw. The other C-word It’s been a […]

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Christmas gift guide

Buying presents is one of the best bits about Christmas. I love the satisfaction of finding something that’s perfect for that person and seeing their face when they open it. Christmas is likely to feel a little different this year, but one of the silver linings to come out of 2020 is the support for […]

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Experiments with… painting with food

As an artist who works in watercolour but also enjoys a good cuppa while I paint, I have lost count of the number of times I have drank my paint water or dipped my paintbrush in my tea. So for this creative experiment I had a go at painting with different foods. Bear with me […]