Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Garden of Magic

Here's another of my paintings  - this one from my imagination!

The Garden of Magic

On Saunders Waterford 140 Rough.

Original at Elite Framing

Prints and Products at Redbubble

Monday, 10 October 2016

Moving to Scotland, Elite Framing and Waiting for Teresa

A little over a year ago, we moved to the beautiful Kingdom of Fife, in Scotland. The area has some amazing countryside and some amazing beaches. It also has a market town called Cupar, in which there are some wonderful human beings. One in particular owns a shop called Elite Framing. I have taken a few of my paintings there, to be framed, so they can hang on my wall.

Kenney, who owns the shop, asked if I'd like to have some of my paintings hanging, for sale, on his gallery wall. Would I like it? After hubby picked my jaw up off the floor, I happily agreed.

So now, if you wander into Cupar, Fife - search out Elite Framing - and you'll see some of my paintings hanging there.

This is the first to be framed, hung and hopefully sold! The beach is a local one at Dysart.

Waiting for Teresa

Painted on St. Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford 140 rough paper, using Winsor Newton Artists Quality paint, framed using conservation standard materials.
Prints and Products available at Redbubble HERE

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Green Tea Cake at Coffee and Kilts

In the market town of Cupar, Fife, Scotland - there is a divine little cafe called Coffee and Kilts.
The owner, Sean Elder, bakes the most amazing cakes, which I've always thought were a work of art. One day, we took home a slice of mate cake (green tea cake). It was so beautiful that I took a photo of it, before hubby ate it - and in my own humble way, tried to produce a second work of art.

Green Tea Cake at Coffee and Kilts

Products featuring the cake, HERE

If you are ever in the vicinity of Cupar, take a trip down Lady Wynd to Coffee and Kilts - and treat your tastebuds.
Sean also serves gluten free food - and the cafe has a dog friendly zone, in case your best friend is with you!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

London River Thames: Summer Cruise

Today I have adapted one of my photos of the Houses of Parliament to produce this painting

London River Thames: Summer Cruise

When I look at a photo, I try to see what can happily be left out and still have the painting work.
In this one, I left out the bridge that crosses the river, the buildings to the left and the actual sky and water reflections.

Every single photo I take can be adapted. Not all of them are, because sometimes I am fortunate enough to take just the photo I want to paint. I used to paint only what was in front of me, but now I tend to pick and choose. The result is a somewhat more creative painting.

I can't remember who said it, but someone did - and what they said was: What you leave out is as important as what you put in. Good advice!

If you'd like to own a print, sticker or totebag with this image on it, please check out my Redbubble page. Click on the word "HERE"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

London River Thames: Evening Cruise

Like many artists, I have a huge file on my computer containing photos I might one day paint.

I decided it was time to do some clearing out - and whilst doing that, found a couple of London ones I still fancied painting.

These were taken during a walk beside the River Thames and I got a little experimental with the painting - but then, you wouldn't expect anything less!

Here, Boudicca's statue with the clock tower housing Big Ben in the background..

London River Thames: Evening Cruise

Painted on Saunders Waterford paper, 140lb rough and measuring 15"x 11"

Thursday, 8 September 2016


I have a good friend, Debra, who recently moved into a home of her own.
She loves elephants and bright, bold colours - so I painted this for her.


Wish you and Baby many happy years in your new home, Debs!

Monday, 29 August 2016

I See You ... yes, I do!

I See You

My lovely little boy.. Paddy.
Love it when he has his "laughing" face on, and the bright colours enhance that feel of lightness and happiness. My precious boy.

Paper: Saunders Waterford 140 Rough
Paint: Winsor & Newton
Size: 15" x 11"

Place: On my wall!
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