Animal Portraits

PAINTING ANIMAL COMPANIONS It began with an inspiration for a birthday present. I was trying to figure out what to give a good friend for her birthday. I realised that I should make a gift, doing what I love. Painting! So the question became what to paint. Easy answer. Paint her most gorgeous, scruffy animal…

Ravens

BEGINNING MY LIFE AS A FULL-TIME ARTIST 2016 marked the beginning of my and my husband’s careers as full-time self-employed creatives. We’d spent the last few years saving up for this big event.  The reward has been a “grace period” of 6 paycheck free months during which we’ve had the freedom to simply do what…

Yes, I Can

MY ENTRY INTO THE WORLD OF SELF-PUBLISHING This little children’s book is the first project I’ve seen through from start (tentative pencil to paper) to finish (publishing and actually selling my first Kindle copy on Amazon). Yay! In my new world of Creative self-employment, printing the book isn’t an immediate option. I need to do…

Donate Eye

SEEING INSPIRATION IN UNEXPECTED PLACES This painting was inspired by a strange ad I saw on the back of a school notebook in India. Next to “save paper, plant trees” and “donate blood” ads was one that simply said “donate eye”. I’m guessing it’s an ad promoting the donation of corneas? Strange that it is…

Hello World!

WELCOME TO MY BLOG I’m officially welcoming myself too. I’ve been tentatively eying out my new website for weeks. Trying to find the courage to dive into my blog. Today is the day! Hello World! It’s for real! I’m doing it! No turning back. Onward ever, backward never, as my Aunty Chris would say.  Or…