A quiet beauty | Flowers in oils

Hello, I’ve been working on something quite different this week. I was asked by a client a few weeks ago if I could paint some florals. It’s not something I’ve done for a while so it was a really nice change and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. So far I’ve created two small paintings inContinue reading “A quiet beauty | Flowers in oils”

Contemporary Oil Painting

I’ve been blending oil paints onto this canvas for the past week now and I’m finally starting to like the direction it’s going in. I’m trying to keep it light as I’m well aware that all my paintings have a tendency to be on the dark side… I just can’t seem to help myself. ButContinue reading “Contemporary Oil Painting”

Latest Work In Progress- Oil On Canvas

I have lots of unfinished paintings in the studio right now, I kinda like it that way. I always love a work in progress don’t you? Building up layers, blending in, scraping back and uncovering something deep within the soul of the artist. My daughter laughs at me as my work is always so darkContinue reading “Latest Work In Progress- Oil On Canvas”

Always Comes Light

Just about finished. It’s been a while since I last painted a mixed media abstract. I’d prepared a dark base for another painting (see it in my last post) then woke up yesterday and thought nah, I fancy doing something free. So hence this new piece… Always Comes Light. Completely out of the darkness. TheContinue reading “Always Comes Light”

Letting Go

Hello dear friends, work has been somewhat confined to my head of late. I think with the pandemic and change of life I’ve felt a little out of sorts… same as everyone else I know. But then the sun came out and the garden started to burst with life and I suddenly just felt theContinue reading “Letting Go”

Styling my ceramics.

Hello, it’s always a tricky one photographing the products you have made but I have found my way out of the white box and gone more for lifestyle shots when I’m shooting my pieces, it also feels less sales sales sales in your face, I hate that. I always do my best to make sureContinue reading “Styling my ceramics.”

Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.

   I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth. Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment itContinue reading “Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.”