Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hurricane, The Canine With The Best Name And Hairdo!

Sorry it's been a while.

It's been a busy time, but all good and I'm getting to do the thing I love most, draw canines.
So here's Hurricane, quite frankly the best name, and with the best hairdo!

I'll leave you with him for now, and I'll be back soon : )
Bonus being I got to draw him twice.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bright Art Licensing

I'm very happy to be able to share the news that I am now represented by Bright Agency for art licensing. I had the pleasure of meeting the agency at Surtex in May, where I was struck by their friendliness and enthusiasm for what they do.

I've thoroughly enjoyed running my own business for the past 5 and a half years, and I'm equally excited about working with an agency and seeing my designs and illustrations applied to new products.

Do not fret - I am most certainly still taking on Custom Portrait commissions, how could I ever not as it's the part of my job I love the most. And I will also still be selling prints, cards etc.

So not much has changed really other than I get to be represented by a fantastic agency.
Which can only be a thing to get happy about!

Theres so many wonderful artists and designers on board, a few that you can see in a recent blog announcement. Head over and take a peek.

Monday, 24 August 2015

It's Been A While!


What can I say, it's been a while. Sorry ; )

There's been a lot going on and I've some stuff to share very soon.
But fir now I will leave you with the gorgeous Apple.
The sweetest thing.

Monday, 13 July 2015

100 Day Project! First 3 Flowers


I've decided to dedicate some time to the 100 day project.
I'm basing it on drawing, painting, collage etc.

So far I've done 3 days, all floral based. 
Setting a time limit and seeing what I can do in less than 30 minutes.

Here's where I am so far.

x x x

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Embroidery Magazine Feature

Hello there!

Something rather lovely happened last week.
My work was featured in Embroidery Magazine.
I've been a regular reader of the publication since I was a student, and to get a mention in there is a bit of a treat.

The editor Jo Hall works passionately to create a varied read with a fantastic range of artwork featured. So a big thanks to Jo for asking me to be a part.

Also to be interviewed by the rather fabulous Ian Wilson was something of an event. With Poppaea the parrot singing and talking to us from the corner of the room and collections of glorious ornaments and objects decorating the walls and shelves. Ian clearly is someone that has a fascination with the curious and a man after my own heart!

A lovely way to start July.
x x x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dachshunds And Floral Capes!

Good mornign!

Hope this week is treating you well.
This is Sophie, in her floral cape.
Never do I tire of drawing these gorgeous creatures.
And getting to add some pattern always adds to the joy.


Monday, 8 June 2015

Dogs In Flower Crowns And Birthdays!

Meet Pepper, a gorgeous commission of late wearing a floral crown.
I'm always thrilled when I'm asked to add a few accessories, especially when they are floral based!

As well as sharing this piece, I'll also let you in on the fact that it's my birthday.
Yep, I'm turing older, and hopefully wiser ; )

Have a super one too from me and Pepper