Need some ideas for wildlife & nature artists? At this time of year many people's thoughts turn to the coming gift giving season. A quick search of the internet will spout forth lists of 'ideal' gifts for artists, cooks, gardener, in...
December 1, 2023
Sometimes I have difficulty deciding what to paint. Now, being a wildlife artist, the choice of subjects is a little bit more limited than if I was a more general artist (the thought of having to decide on subject matter if I was a general artists makes...
September 7, 2023
I am often asked how to choose picture frames for watercolour art that people have purchased. Unfortunately it is one of those problems that comes down to personal taste and the environment that the art is to live in. However I have put together a few of...
August 25, 2023
Anyone who knows me knows I love animals and nature and all things wild - but not many know where my love of wildlife came from. Having been a town dwelling child for the first six years of my life, my parents bought an old farmhouse when I was about 7...
August 5, 2023
This year has not been the most fun so far. My Dad had a bad fall at Christmas and I became a full time carer for the first five months. Thankfully he's doing OK and things have quietened down so I have been able to get some new painting done....
July 17, 2023
Although I have always loved drawing and painting (when I was little the all white family pyrenean mountain dog ended up with a red ear thanks to my eagerness to 'colour in' with felt tip pens), I was 16 before I picked up my first watercolour...
June 30, 2023
After painting in watercolours for over 30 years the most popular question I am asked is about the brand of watercolour paints that I use followed by the colours I like. Here is my view on my personal favourites. Which brand? There are two brands...
June 23, 2023
For many people, artists and illustrators included, getting a new sketch book or journal is an exciting moment. A whole new book of lovely, crisp white (or off white) pages just waiting for your first marks. If you are anything like me, you may stroke...
June 14, 2023
As a wildlife artist and illustrator I am always looking for new techniques and information to help expand my skills. YouTube is my second home these days. I love the wide variety of videos that feed my curiosity and I have picked up more than a little...
June 7, 2023
Update June 2023: I had to stop making my paper beads last year due to problems with my hands. I would like to thank all my lovely customers who bought and used the beads. It was a wonderful time for me and brough me lots of exciting opportunities. My...
May 4, 2022