Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are some sweet snowmen which I have made for the Christmas holidays. All are nicely posing for their Christmas photo....Some are wrapped up with candy floss scarves and some are just cool and frosty....but still very cute!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Cat Silhouette

Hello. Here are some silhouettes of cats I have just painted. The simple, solid black shapes look so bold and striking, yet still retain some fragility as they are painted in watercolour. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wooden Dishes

Hello there! I have just made this lovely set of painted dishes.
I purchased a set of 6 vintage wooden dishes and painted them with illustrations of cute little subjects. I think they look soooo sweeeet!...The teeny red suitcase is vintage too. They are painted in acrylics. The 'Balloon Rabbit' has tissue paper collage for the balloons and the 'Fox and Skylark' has a torn piece of paper of a William Blake poem. All are for hanging on a wall.

From left: 'Buttercup Cat', 'Balloon Rabbit' and 'Flower Birds'

From left: 'Fox and Skylark', 'Cute Deer' and 'Fairy Girl'

How the dishes looks as a set

Monday, 3 November 2014

Musical Animals

Hello. I have recently made this lovely little collection of 'musical animals' all painted in watercolours. I have also framed them and think they look so cute!
Cat and Guitar

Fox and Trumpet

Dog and Banjo

Frogs and Maracas

Giraffe and Drum

Crocodile and Cello
 Below are the illustrations in tiny white frames

Saturday, 1 November 2014

New Embroidery Art

Happy November!
Here are two lovely little embroideries to keep you warm this Autumn!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Here is my pumpkin which I carved for Halloween....Yes, I think I'll name him 'Jack'

Friday, 24 October 2014

Pretty Designs

Hello it is moi! Here are some cute little designs I have just illustrated. All are watercolors and tissue paper collage. Hope you like them.
Milk Float

Pigeon Dance

Fox Feathers

Gingham Balloon

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Christmas Card Designs

Hi! I have been working on some new designs for Christmas cards and here they are!
My favourite is the one below entitled 'Snow Love'.
Snow Love

Apothecary Label 'Robins'
Apothecary Label 'Finest Christmas'
Apothecary Label 'Baubles'
Apothecary Label 'Cosy Christmas'
Bear and Star
Snow Globe
Dome Drawn Carriage
Christmas Foxes
Winter Owls in Tree
Winter Robins
Christmas Diamonds
I think I will make more of the 'Warm Animals' when I have the time. I really like them!
Warm Cat
Warm Dog

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales

Hello! Last year I illustrated five borders each for two books by Miles Kelly on 'Grimm's Fairytales' and 'Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales'. They are now published and in the shops! Each border framed a heading in each of the books and also ran through the books framing all of the different fairytales by both The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. I used acrylic on all of the borders.

Below are the borders for 'The Brothers Grimm' Fairytales along with a portrait of The Brothers Grimm which I also illustrated.

A closer view of the border in the book above

A border which framed the header 'Faery Folk' above
 Below are the remaining three illustrated borders for The Brothers Grimm book.


Below are the borders for 'Hans Christian Andersen' Fairytales along with a portrait of Hans Christian Andersen.

A closer view of the border in the book above and below

A closer view of the border above

A border for 'The Emperor's New Clothes' above
Below are the other two borders for Hans Christian Andersen.

The back covers to the books which also show my illustrated borders.
The books in the shops!