January takes some getting to know, especially if you live in Northern Europe. The eye can soon tire of bristly trees against mucky blankets of cloud. Some weeks, it can feel like one is living at the bottom of a mirky lake. So I decided to observe January and its nature more closely, to befriend … More Befriending January
The Goodship Illustration art club is a fun, weekly event run online by three illustrators. … More The cheery, online art club!
Hurrah! I’m launching a 50% discount at my new online art shop! I opened my shop this week just in time for Christmas, and send my own art and photography prints worldwide in eco-friendly packaging. (Click here to be redirected to the online shop.) As I look back at the past year’s artwork, it reminds … More 50% off art prints, inspired by nature!
It’s nearly Christmas and snow is on the mind! So here is my painting of mountains, which I stocked online in my new Etsy art prints shop this week. I painted this snowy scene to conjure a peaceful place – a place to think. Or, to not think! I like to imagine that the character … More Peaceful mountains art print
Some good news! I have launched my Etsy art shop! I send my professional art and photography prints worldwide in eco-friendly packaging. … More Online Art Shop Now Open!
Our garden is small but it’s packed with colour this November. I challenged myself yesterday to photograph the different hues and life in it, rather than grumble about the lack of space. I realised, again, that this tiny garden is full of treats I often overlook. Full of creatures I know nothing about, going about … More A tiny garden, teaming with colour!
This summer I photographed my partner relishing a brief seaside trip following his toughest ever months working for the ambulance service. I wanted to capture his seaside glee! He’s back to work now, but it was touching to see him wandering into the waves, free from stress, amid the most challenging times of his career. … More Photographing joy!
Autumn is starting to glow! The light and trees are changing every day, so I’ve been observing trees on daily walks and sketching at home. It’s such an amazing time of year! In Martin Gayford’s book A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney, Hockney touches on how much more you notice in nature when drawing … More Autumn art – drawings and paintings
I paired my own photos of wild cats in Kenya’s Maasai Mara with pictures of my own cats. Take a peek! … More Wild cats vs my cats – my photos
Reflections are fun to photograph and can be a challenge to draw! When photographing reflections, I often crouch down low to see if I can capture a more striking view. And once I’ve taken the picture, I often rotate it upside-down to put the reflections centre-stage. In these photos, taken with my iPhone, my son … More Capturing reflections in photos and art
Allotments, or community gardens, are a big feature of life in the UK city of Bristol. We just switched to a new patch and I wanted to share photos of the beautiful produce and flowers the outgoing tenant left us! We have a tiny city garden, so it’s a joy to cycle to our allotment … More Our new community garden!
Making simple marks on paper can build drawing skills and spark the imagination. … More From mark-making to drawing