Framing At The Studio

September 13, 2017By adminSTUDIO No Comments

I’ve been so busy with a number of private and confidential commissions to undertake, and subsequent framing. It has been fun! They are now in the post or being stored for later delivery. Many of the pieces have been surprise gifts for their loved ones so the subject matter has been close to their hearts … Read More

Tips for Pet Photography

September 8, 2017By adminSTUDIO No Comments

Pets are so popular as a subject matter, and that’s fine with me as I always love the chance to work with a new pup. Reference material is so important and I prefer to take the photos myself wherever possible to get a sense of their character and form in person. However, taking photos of … Read More

Does The Quality Of Art Materials Matter?

August 30, 2017By adminSTUDIO

I often get asked what art materials I use. More often than not, people just want to know whether I use acrylic, oils, pencils or pastels. They don’t ask what make or grade of material I use. And they definitely don’t ask what canvas or paper I use. Way back as an undergraduate, we were … Read More

Working With Photos In Portraits

August 23, 2017By adminSTUDIO

Last week I started a new piece for a gorgeous client. A double portrait of her gorgeous toddler girls. When I consulted her about this piece in late Spring, we agreed to start work straight away to capture their youth while their faces are so quickly developing from their babyfaces. So we scheduled a photoshoot. … Read More

Double Portrait – The Prep And Taking Photos Of Little Ones

August 23, 2017By adminSTUDIO

This is Lilly and Polly, they’re sisters and they are 2 and a half and 11 months old. Their favourite things are their mini-kitchen, their dollies and cuddles. This double portrait was such joy to make because the girls had such love between them. Also, just using one final reference photo rather than multiple meant … Read More

Drawing Freddie – The Process

August 14, 2017By adminSTUDIO

This is little Freddie. He is one and a half and he is ace. His favourite things are tractors, smiling and his Mum. I often draw portraits of children for my clients (more often than not I don’t publicise them because of privacy reasons). They’re such a joy to draw and paint. Full of character … Read More

Online Shop Now Open

August 7, 2017By adminSTUDIO

It has taken me a while to build and get going……… but  my online shop is now here! Alongside the commissions that I do, I offer a number of originals, prints and other works. I have decided to offer them online – and in three categories: prints of original artworks, gifting which contains greetings cards, … Read More

Live at New Forest Show

August 1, 2017By adminSTUDIO

Live From New Forest Show 2017 Despite rainy weather it was a lot of fun, and lots of conversations were had. Most enthusiasm was shown by the kids who wanted to know more about the colours and pictures that the demonstrating artists were using. The kids wanted to get involved so it was great that … Read More

New Forest Show 2017

July 21, 2017By adminSTUDIO

Hey, I’m going to be part of the New Forest Show 2017 starting next weekend! Got my pictures at the ready and hope to do some demonstrating too. I am showing three pictures (two drawings and one canvas) and a number of cards at the event. I’m picking some pictures up at the framers tomorrow and … Read More

Events This Summer

July 19, 2017By adminSTUDIO

I am excited to announce that I will be showing at the Romsey Show 2017 and The Wiltshire Show 2017, as well as at a couple of events in West London in the early autumn. Watch this space for more!