New Products

I am delighted to announce that I now have a number of products with my work printed on them. There is a large range from phone and tablet cases to bags, mugs and cushions.

You can see the wide choice at Zippi (for the UK) or Society6 (for the US).

Here is a selection of just a few…

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Pansies Tote Bag
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Rain at Sea cushion
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New Year’s Day framed print
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Peacock phone case

Affordable Art Show, Smithy Gallery

Yesterday was a busy day at Smithy Gallery’s Private View, and I loved the way my paintings looked. Here are four of them grouped together on one wall.

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While the two below were also on display, I just forgot to take photos – oops.

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Rider, soft pastel on board
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Allium Field, soft pastel on board

You can find out more about Smithy Gallery here. The exhibition runs until the 15th July.

Old Farm Window

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Old Farm Window, gouache and pen on watercolour paper

This painting was inspired by my father-in-laws farm. My husband, as a boy, painted all the woodwork on the farm red one summer. Now the buildings are slowly being replaced with new modern ones and the traditional styles are all disappearing. I had to paint this window before it disappeared too.

For sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Bluebells I

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Bluebells I, 16 x 23cm (6 x 9″), gouache on watercolour paper, £30

No matter how often I paint them, I never get tired of bluebells. I think purple has definitely got something to do with it. I have to admit I love the contrasting colours of purple and orange together.

Sunset I is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

Sunset I

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Sunset I, 16 x 23cm (6 x 9″), gouache on watercolour paper, £30

I’m happily working away on lots of wee paintings just now. It’s not a size I’m used to, but I’m loving the spontaneity of using gouache and just going with the flow, as it were.

Sunset I is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

 

Yellow Poppies

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Yellow Poppies, 13 x 18cm (5 x 7″), gouache on watercolour paper, £30

Size: 13 x 18cm (5 x 7″)
Medium: Gouache on watercolour paper

I have just completely changed my front garden with the help of donations from my Mum. But. Whenever you get plants from her garden, there are always a few hidden gems among the plants. In this case not only did I gain grasses, I got a number of Californian Poppies which are happily reseeding themselves in their new home.

Yellow Poppies is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

Loch Walk

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Loch Walk, mixed media on watercolour paper, 24.5 x 41cm (10 x 16″), £395

It has been so long since I worked in mixed media – I had actually forgotten how much I love it, and the textures I can create. I have used gouache, and layers of hand made papers  as well as glues, and materials that will affect the paint.

I am now brimming with ideas for the next painting, so watch this space.

Loch Walk is for sale on Etsy and Artfinder.

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Loch Walk close up – here you can see the lines left by the handmade paper
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Loch Walk close up – some examples of my brushstrokes

Nebula

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Nebula, oil on canvas, 46 x 55cm (18 x 22″), £650

I wanted to be more abstract and experimental with my work. With Nebula, I used oils using brush strokes and brush shapes to dictate what I was doing. Once the paint was dry I worked into it by scraping and sanding back the colours to achieve the different textures you can see here. I love the way the contrasting colours of purple and green work together here.

Nebula is for sale at Artfinder and Saatchi Art.