Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Hog of the Hedge

Hog of the Hedge

Where do you wander, dear hog of the hedge?
"I'm gathering flowers for my window ledge".
Does anyone hear the patter of his feet, 
scurrying along the hedgerow street?
Oh, how he decorates! Look at his style,
Flowers of every colour to make us smile.


'Hog of the Hedge' 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Storytime in Daffodil Woods

Here is personal commission I recently painted for a friend to mark the arrival of a new baby girl.
My friend wanted a spring-like feel to the illustration with lots of woodland animals in a woodland setting. The front cover on the book was left blank until the arrival of the baby, it was then that I added the baby's name 'Harriet Grace'.

Storytime in Daffodil Woods
Gouache
5x7 inches

Thursday, 24 August 2017

More New Artwork!

Hi everyone! Below are more new pieces of recent artwork. I plan to open an Etsy shop very soon, and these will be available to buy as prints!
'The Sea Monster'

'The Craft Club'

'Flowers in the Fog'

'Collecting Flowers'
'The Dream Trees'
'Pretty Duckling'

'Big Friendly Flowers'
'Too Sweet to Eat'
The above two illustrations stem from an idea I've had in my head forever! I plan to re-write the story line for it soon. It features a little girl called Sarah, that wants to make her world a sweeter place, such as picking beautiful flowers from a garden to place in her vase, or a packet of irresistible candy from a sweet shop that look so tempting. But those things do not wish to be picked or eaten.....So what will she do? This is where I am at the moment with the story. The plot thickens!


Below are some delicate watercolours. I made a small time lapse video of 'Bugs in Love' which you can see on my Instagram page.

'Bugs in Love'

'Catching Butterflies'

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New Artwork!

Hello!! I know it has been quite a while since my last post...but here are lots of goodies for you to feast your eyes upon! 😃

I made a series of Halloween greeting card designs.


'Fancy Dress'
'Halloween Jamboree'
'Pumpkin'
'The Witching Hour'

I also illustrated some Christmas card designs, below.
'Christmas Shopping'
'Flying Fox'
'Ice Skating'
'The Night Before Christmas'
'Christmas Wishes'
'Christmas Antlers'
'Tree Hug'

And below are some greeting card designs, just for any occasion!
'Swallow Tail' or 'Flower Flight'
'Swallows'
'Easter Bunny'
'Caring for Toadstools'

'Catching the Sun'
'Cat Whiskers'
'Dancing in the Wheat Fields'
'Forest Whiskers'
'Fox Tails'
'Antler Flowers'
'Cat Nest'
'Bird Nest'
'Bird and Vase'

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Hoops!

Hello! I have been busy making new embroidery hoops! Here are some of them below.



Friday, 17 June 2016

Greetings!

Hi! I recently made some new greeting card designs on the theme of 'Get Well Soon', 'Thinking of You' and 'New Home'. I thought it would be nice to have a continuous 'circular' design theme in the shape of flowers on stems (with the illustrations inside the circle). all are painted in gouache paints.....my first try with these! I find them lovely to work with :)

'New Home'
'Thinking of You'

    
'Get Well Soon' OR 'Get Whale Soon'








































I thought the greeting on this could have the fun saying 'Get Whale Soon' either on the front of the card or inside?

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Caring for Toadstools

I have painted this little watercolour for my dad for Father's Day this Sunday. I painted some of it in my garden the other day.....then it started to rain. However, the effect the rain drops created on my painting looked fantastic....I think they look like there is a magical presence on the tree surrounding the gnome. I love happy accidents! :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Petal Mice

Hi! Here are some illustrations of mice which I am calling 'Petal mice'. They are little mice which most of the time have flower clothing and love to be in the garden either gardening or just relaxing. Some of the petal mice also have wings and are 'Fairy mice'. I plan to make more of these....so please watch this space! :)

'Alfred Gardening'
Watercolour
130 mm x 130 mm
'Agnes the Fairy Mouse'
Watercolour
130 mm x 130 mm

Sandy and Petal

Here are a set of three illustrations which I have just created. They show the adventures of a little donkey named 'Sandy' and her best friend 'Petal' the mouse, at the seaside.
Every time I see the donkeys at the seaside giving rides up and down the beach, I always think it would be nice for the donkeys themselves to have a bit of leisure time and to enjoy the beach and have fun at the seaside too :)

'Best Friends'
Acrylic
130 mm x 130 mm

'Tea Break'
Acrylic and Collage
130 mm x 130mm
'Paddling'
Acrylic and Collage
130 mm x 130 mm

'Sandy'
Acrylic