[This post contains 11 images] I was one of those artists who avoided painting roses for many years. The first few miserable attempts I made, I found myself drowning in petals. It was all too confusing to say the least - the way the petals slip in behind each other - the gentle tapering curves... Continue Reading →
This post was originally published on 7/9/2017. Updated on 15/10/2018. Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects. I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty is their happiness! Painting and photographing birds have filled many... Continue Reading →
'Columns of Cactus’, is my first painting for 2018, no wonder, as I have a section in my garden dedicated to cacti. I initially painted this in acrylics, but I was not happy with the outcome and repainted it in oils. Oils always give life to art. (This is my personal opinion.) Once I did... Continue Reading →
This is 'Charlie', my first sculpture. I have worked in all sorts of mediums and have been looking for something new to try. I was given a chunk of clay as a gift which I stored at the back of my art cupboard. While rummaging through my art materials, I discovered the clay and... Continue Reading →
Painting animals can be a daunting task for an artist. I avoided painting animals because I assumed it would be too difficult, however, I am always beset by a challenge. I knew that to be a complete artist I had to include animals in my profile. Beneath are some tips that will be helpful. I... Continue Reading →
I have been painting for many years, and have just about painted everything using most mediums in a number of different styles from realistic to abstract. I love to experiment. The paintings here are a study with inks, and the challenge was to paint without any set-up, planning or drawing guide - no pencil or eraser... Continue Reading →
Through my journey of discovering nature and trying to fathom out life, people and relationships I came to the realisation that I was pouring all of these experiences into my art, poetry and photography.
I love the seasons, spring for obvious reasons being my favourite. At the onset spring, I always find myself painting something relating to flowers. When I started these paintings, spring came first and then the other three followed. Each painting depicts a young girl (as they are the most beautiful). Each one is appropriately dressed... Continue Reading →