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Experiments with… drawing from life

Life drawing is something that I always feel I should do more of, but as I primarily draw animals it’s kind of tricky to do in real life. Whale life drawing anyone? Before lockdown I had intended to start going to life drawing classes to get better at drawing people, but technology is a wonderful […]

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Experiments with… window displays

One of the most beautiful things to come out of lockdown life has got to be the rainbows, drawings and displays people have been putting up in their windows. They’ve certainly been brightening up my daily outdoor exercise sessions and looking at the displays on my running route inspired me to create my own window […]

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Experiments with… repeating patterns

Creating repeating patterns using my watercolour illustrations has been one of my back-burner project ideas for a while now. Over the last few weeks I’ve had more time at home and fewer distractions, so I finally got down to it. Due to the current lockdown in the UK we’ve had to cancel our plans for […]

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Experiments with… pyrography

At the start of the year I treated myself to a pyrography set and this month I finally got round to having a go with it. It’s something I’ve fancied having a go at for a while but I’d always talked myself out of because I thought it would be really difficult and I’d be […]

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Experiments with… masking fluid

I’m going to start by saying that I’ve always been scared of using masking fluid. The whole idea of having to finish an entire painting before peeling off some mystery gum stuff that may or may not tear up half of the paper with it. Nope. Not for me thanks. On my quest to be […]

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Experiments with… salt-water-colours

Earlier this month I tried my hand at a painting technique that I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while using watercolours and salt. Yep, normal eating and cooking salt. You start with a watercolour painting, then sprinkle the salt onto the wet paint and let it dry before brushing off the salt. The […]

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2019: a year in prints

This year I’ve set myself a challenge. I feel like that statement needs some context. Traditionally I’m not very good at achieving the goals I set myself. This is probably because they’ve been totally unrealistic, but also because I’ve fallen into the trap of setting goals for things I feel I should do rather than […]

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Adventures collection

Anyone that knows me well will know that if I’m not spending my spare time painting, I’ll be climbing a wall or a mountain.¬†For my latest collection, it felt right to combine these two passions and put some of the love I have for mountains, rocks and ridges on to paper and into my artwork. […]

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Ocean collection

Last month I launched my ocean collection at the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail. This collection of work was inspired by my love of and fascination with the seas. It comprises art prints of three of my favourite sea animals, one abstract ocean print, four laser cut badges and one screen printed tote bag. As this […]