A sneaky preview of my latest painting in Oil paint on canvas. Painted from a photograph taken at Sandown Zoo of a lion called Casper who was rescued.
I am pleased to announce that a collection of my paintings and textiles are currently being exhibited at the Newport Minster for all of June with The Five Bells Painting Group.
Introducing the Spring/Summer 2019 Art programme. Learn how to paint in a friendly setting, socialise and enjoy the countryside.
The 6 week oil painting course was a success! Learners all made great progress and tried their hand at many subjects including landscapes and portraits. New courses are now available. Please email ku.oc1568972642.sngi1568972642sedik1568972642srang1568972642ianir1568972642am@ol1568972642leh1568972642 for a flyer.
I invite you to my first book launch for ‘ Grown-ups and Other Strange Creatures’ which I recently illustrated.
The launch takes place at Caffe Isola on 22nd February 2019 from 2pm and would like to invite staff and pupils to the event. The focus will be on making poetry appealing to children. To achieve this we will be having special book readings, a chance for children to practice drama to accompany the poems and many more fun activities. We also have a magician joining us for the day! What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to meet you!
Highlights from the fashion show: Sustained Ephemerality 2018.
Collectively we all are responsible for the future of our planet. This fashion show is based in the belief that sustainable fashion can have a better impact on the environment. Edwina Ehrman (2018), curator of the recent sustainable exhibition, Fashioned from Nature at the V & A believes it is not too late to make a difference. Ehrman (2018) argues ‘The hour is upon us, but if we act swiftly and boldly we can leave a world to future generations marked not by the suffering of nature and some of its people, but by a world marked by human progress.’ This collection and associated event aims to show that sustainability can be cutting edge and in the long run a kinder fabric to mankind.
From September the 15th I shall be starting a new venture; a Masters in Critical Creative Practise at Southampton Solent. This will enable me to take my study of fabric further and enhance my ability to critically evaluate my work in progress. I recently watched a BBC documentary about Hokusai who continually wanted to improve his work over each decade. He lost his house, and artwork due to a fire and by 80 was still thinking he could improve. I think that is something we can all learn. I post an inspiring painting, Dragon flying over Mount Fuji 1849. Copyright: Hokusai.
Along side this I will be teaching Arts and crafts at the Adult Community Learning Centre teaching a range of creative classes such as Watercolour, pom poms and cake stands! I look forward to sharing my passion for Art and networking with other like minded people!
I have a new page Craftanoon tea which involves the teaching of lots of up cycling projects. Please see the below flyer for more info!
Open Arts had a fantastic turn out this year and I was very pleased to chat to many interesting people. Some great feedback and sales made over the three days.
In the fast few months I’ve been busy doing a lovely wedding commission for a couple which involves illustrations of the couple in special scenes for the wedding breakfast. All will be revealed in September. Exciting! I have also been working on some new summer print designs for scarves/cushions.
I am now taking on commissions for summer weddings, pet portraits, custom paintings or bespoke printed fabric from August 1st 2017. Send me a message if you have a project, big or small, and I would be delighted to help. Many examples of the style of my work can be found in my online collection page.
We would love to see you there and please feel free to bring your fury friends to the Open Arts Event from the 14th-16th of July.