Tuesday, December 25, 2012

As 2012 comes to an end

As 2012 draws to a close, I have been thinking about the direction I would like my art to take in 2013. I was actually asked this question by an art friend earlier in the year, but it hasn't really been until now, that I have processed that question and thought about it seriously. From what I have been told, art collectors want a strong, identifiable, consistent style from a particular artist. As you can see by browsing through my albums, this does not describe my art.
I get an idea in my head, and madly try and get that down on to canvas. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I also get inspiration from other artists and try and put my own stamp on to a piece. I have been known to paint over a canvas or two, I have also been known to *cough* knife a canvas or two and then smash it to pieces. Not something I have done recently. I think that's called maturing!!
In painting terms, I'm still relatively young.
I've only been painting seriously for a few years. I've been creating I guess, for a big part of my whole life. But as far as painting on a regular basis and offering the work for sale, it's not been THAT long, in the scheme of things.
I try to paint what excites me. I struggle when asked to do a commission, because I put immense pressure on myself, so I apologise to people I have had to say "no i'm sorry I can't do that too". Because whenever I try to paint something particular for somebody, it turns out rubbish.
I suppose I could pick a style and say thats it, that's my style and stick with it.... But I would be giving up possibility. I would be giving up the unknown. I would be sacrificing my growth as an artist. Which I am just not able to do at this point in time.
I really do love painting faces - womens faces in particular. I love stylizing their faces. I like long necks and big cat like cartoony type eyes. I like using ephemera in my collages. Vintage texts and scrapbook paper especially. I love the colors green and blue.
But I really feel at this point that I want to take more of an 'uglier' view on a womans face. Not make her so pretty, not so perfect... so please bare with me, as you see my art (maybe) take a different direction in 2013.
Into the unknown - I LOVE IT.
Wishing you a fantastic 2013 xx
PS  Once again, thank you to everyone that has supported me through 2012. You have no idea how much it means to me, that people 'actually' want to put my art work on their walls at home.


My latest painting
20 x 24 inches

And from another angle
As always thank you for taking the time to look at my art work


Sunday, December 16, 2012


My latest painting, titled - Wistful
20 inches x 24 inches
Unfortunately the natural lighting where I live disappeared
(due to stormy weather), so this picture has been taken inside.

Wistful - Side View
As always, thank you for coming by to look at my work.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

New Painting - Titled Emma

Titled Emma
20 x 24 inches
Acrylic Paint, Pencil, Watercolour Crayon and Paper
I am really in a white hair groove at the moment.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Sweat Pea

Sweet Pea
20 x 24 inches

And from a distance
and a close up
Thank you for looking

Thank you :-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How Do I Love Thee Primitive Poppies

48 inches wide x 36 inches high.
 Sometimes I paint something that has no purpose and no direction
and it always ends up being my favourite!!
I love the grungy look of the words (writing in the background is (part) of my fav poem -
How Do I love thee) and the primitive look of the poppies.
 I am in a black/white/red groove at the moment. Thank you for looking. If this painting tickles your fancy, please email me as it is for sale.
Here is a close up of the texture

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Poppy Fizz

Poppy Fizz
36 inches x 48 inches
and a close up
Lots of texture in this one
Thank you for looking :-)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Homage to Frida and Klimt

Lady with a Fan
14 x 28 inches
Acrylic Paint
Watercolour Crayons
Thank you for looking

Monday, October 01, 2012

Poppy Goddess

24 inches x 36 inches
Acrylic Paint
Watercolour Crayon
Oil Crayons

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Abstract Flower

Um I not too sure what flower this is, so I have just titled it Abstract Flower. Photo taken with my phone, so doesn't capture all of the texture in the background or the true colours.

Thank you as always for taking the time to look at my work.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Two Paintings in one Post :-)

Been a bit slack in sharing my work lately. Life is hectic (isn't everyone's), so thank you for taking the time to stop by.

First painting "Om" -

and a side View

"Om" is 24 inch x 36 inch. The colours of Buddha are not captured in this photo unfortunately.

Second Painting - "Grungy Frida"

is more in a Folk Art style and of course it is a 'non realistic' painting of famous artist Frida Kahlo.
20 x 24 inches
As always thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


New painting titled Harmony which is 24 inches wide x 36 inches high.

I am probably the most boring blogger around, as I dont really go into details about my life or add interesting articles here for people to read or links for you to go and see fabulous things elsewhere. I guess this blog is just purely a place to show case my art ( I also put my art up on my facebook page).
Anyway if you do come here and visit, thank you for taking the time to look :-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Painting - Tranquility

I have been struggling of late with my art. I dont like that feeling and I am hoping it is just a phase. Anyway here is my latest piece which I am actually very happy with. 18 inches x 18 inches and it is titled Tranquility. Loads of texture in the background.

Above is a close up of some of the texture. This painting has SOLD. Thank you xx

Friday, March 30, 2012

Just Swimming

Just Swimming
36 inches wide x 48 inches high

Close up of the fishies