Friday, 21 December 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Field Girl Painting

Recent painting Field Girl- finished a few weeks ago but forgot to add to blog, background is painted from Indian fabric design.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Herne the Hunter

New painting in watercolour called Herne the Hunter- an old Pagan God - also known in different guises as The Green Man, Pan, The Horned God and Cernunnos - he is the hunter, sexuality and life cycle no less - what a guy!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Great book covers from the 1950's and 60's

Been doing some research for a competition I'm entering and came across these gems!

Friday, 5 October 2012

New painting, Europa's Escape- went a bit pre-raphaelite in the end though!

Latest painting based on Greek mythology - The Phoenician princess  Europa was abducted to Crete by Zeus. Europa was collecting flowers in a seaside meadow when she came upon a beautiful white bull, she decked its horns with flowers then climbed on its back. Whereupon the bull - actually the god Zeus in disguise - took off at a trot and dove into the sea. Europa was carried off to the island of Crete, where she became the mother of King Minos.

In my painting she is escaping from Zeus' clutches, taking flight on a beautiful horse.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New book in the post - Indian Textiles

Loving my new book - a feast for the eyes!!!
Indian Textiles by John Gillow and Nicholas Marnard

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New Website

Hello, I've just finished my new website, please have a look and see what you think. I'd appreciate any feedback - let me know if anything needs tweaking! Thank you!!
new website pic

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Illustration - Sleeping woman

New Illustration finished today. Watercolour on paper. Approx 40x40cm.
Influenced by an odd mix of German expressionist woodcuts and Indian hand-painted textiles.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Just discovered this amazing artists- Andrea McLean - really magical, beautiful paintings!

Barbara Hepworth museum St. Ive's

Went to the Barbara Hepworth museum in St Ive's whilst on my holiday's - such a beautiful, tranquil place, loved it, especially her studio, which looked like she'd just popped out and would be back any minute to get back to work.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

New illustration - Heart of the Forest

Also just finished my new website would really appreciate feedback as I'm sure there are a few niggles with it!
Off to Cornwall on Saturday, preparing to be inspired and can't wait to go to St Ive's Tate to see Barbara Hepworth sculptures and I hope lots of Alfred Wallace paintings.

Monday, 23 April 2012

New painting that took me aaaaaaggges.

It's called Homage to the Golden Age after the most amazing painting I saw in Paris called L'Age D'or by Andre Derain

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New drawing- Memento of Empire

New drawing- Memento of the Last Empire Before the Last Empire Before the Last Empire

Monday, 5 March 2012

Patricia Cain

Love these drawings and prints by Patricia Cain, makes me want to go out and draw some building sites. Beautiful pencil work and detail.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

new painting

Just finished the 2nd painting in, what I would like to be, a series of 10 inspired by Indian hand-painted textiles

Sunday, 5 February 2012

New Painting

I'm loving my new painting ideas, inspired by Indian hand painted textiles. Wish I had more time to make more!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Paintings from Bundi Palace, Rajasthan taken

Paintings from Bundi Palace, Rajasthan taken on my recent trip, really amazing place.