art · Uncategorized · wildlife portrait

“Kisses in Blue” has been given the Derwent Award for Best in Show!

I am incredibly honoured and humbled that ‘Kisses in Blue’ has received the Derwent Award for Best in Show at the UKCPS Keswick Exhibition! Thank you so much to the UK Coloured Pencil Society and Derwent, and a huge congratulations to the other winners! You can view my drawing and the beautiful artwork of many… Continue reading “Kisses in Blue” has been given the Derwent Award for Best in Show!

art · art techniques · walkthrough · wildlife portrait

“Kisses in Blue” – the making of my largest coloured pencil drawing to date!

I recently completed “Kisses in Blue”, my newest coloured pencil piece of two bonding hyacinth macaws. I finished this piece last month, and while I didn’t have my camera recording to make a timelapse for this one (It’s just too big!), I’m excited to share my process with you!

art · commissions · dog · pet portrait · Uncategorized · work in progress

Pet portrait of Jackson the spitz in colored pencils

I recently reopened pet portrait commissions and I’m excited to be drawing fur babies again! I would like to introduce you to Jackson, the german spitz! I have a soft spot for spitz-type dogs so this commission has been a lot of fun for me so far! The underpainting and background are mostly laid out… Continue reading Pet portrait of Jackson the spitz in colored pencils

art · art techniques · Inktober · tools I use · video · Vlog

Preparing for Inktober 2018!

This week I made quite a daunting decision to participate in Inktober for the first time ever. For those of you who don’t know, Inktober is an art challenge that happens during the month of October, where you have to do one drawing a day for the entire month. Given the name the main medium… Continue reading Preparing for Inktober 2018!

announcement · art · bee in the city · exhibition

Bee in the City preview shots!

I’m participating in Bee in the City, a public art trail where over 100 giant painted bees will be scattered around Greater Manchester. The art trail runs from 23rd July to 23rd September. My bee is sponsored by the NHS for Henshaws, a charity dedicated to helping blind and partially sighted people. To create an accessible piece of artwork, I incorporated many different sensory elements including different textures and 3D features, shimmering pigments, and an audio box on the base describing the sculpture. I poured my heart and soul into this project and enjoyed every second.

acrylic · announcement · art · bee in the city · commissions

I’m painting a bee for Bee in the City, Manchester!

I’ve been buzzing with excitement over the last few weeks and now I can finally reveal why! I’m participating in Bee in the City, a public art trail where over 100 giant painted bees will be scattered around Greater Manchester. The art trail runs from 23rd July to 23rd September.   My sponsor, Henshaws, is… Continue reading I’m painting a bee for Bee in the City, Manchester!

ACEOs · acrylic · art · art techniques · coloured pencil · Patreon · photography · video · walkthrough · wildlife portrait

Acrylic painting tutorial and horse eye ACEO in coloured pencil

It’s been a busy time for me in the last few months but I am still somehow finding time here or there for art. A lot of things have happened since my last blog post and I have lots to update you guys on! My tutorial for my Kudu painting in acrylics is now available… Continue reading Acrylic painting tutorial and horse eye ACEO in coloured pencil

acrylic · art · coloured pencil · flowers · painting · wildlife portrait

Greater Kudu Portrait in acrylics

Finally found a spare moment when it wasn’t raining to get a good photo of the finished painting!   I’m hooked on acrylic painting now. Working on this piece was very relaxing and at some points while painting it I was so in “the zone” that I kept forgetting to hit record on my camera… Continue reading Greater Kudu Portrait in acrylics