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

Happy May!

Hello there! And Happy month of May to you :)
Here are some illustrations I have been working on lately. All are small watercolours.
'Flowers are our Friends'
'Kitten Cup
Below is a little illustration which I made for my Mum on Mother's Day.

'Head full of Flowers'
'Hedgehog's Flowers'
'Spring Girl'
'Lovely Bear'
'Gnome Fishing'
'Thelma'
Emulsion paint and embroidery on canvas

Below is a watercolour painting which I made of a little porcelain cat I found at a car boot stall.
'Car Boot Cat'
'Tiny Animals'


Friday, 25 March 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Fish in Disguise

Hi! below is an illustration of an idea I have had floating around in my head forever!!
I recently re-worked it and I think I may make more illustrations of this idea....to be continued :o


Little Bear

Here is a cute illustration I recently painted entitled 'The Littlest Bear'.
He lives in the woods with trees made of paper :)

'The Littlest Bear'
Watercolour and Collage

Spring is Coming!

Here are some little watercolours I have recently created on a garden theme. The illustration below is entitled 'Betty Bloom'.
'Betty Bloom'
Watercolour and Collage

This little illustration was painted for a friend. It is entitled 'Fairy Garden'.

'Fairy Garden'
Watercolour

Tiny Watercolours

Hello! It has been a little while since my last post....I have been busy working on some lovely new illustrations :) Here are some tiny watercolour illustrations which I have recently made!

'Let's Dance'
Here are a two best friends spending a nice day together :)

'Dance with me'

'Read me a Story!'

Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Little Mermaid

Good day to you! I have been very busy recently working for a few months on a lovely picture book for Miles Kelly publishers. I illustrated 'The Little Mermaid' (along with the cover). The book is part of their 'Princess Time' range. I had so much fun working on this beautiful book :) All of the artwork was painted in acrylics (for page 23 I used acrylic and collage).

Cover

Page 2-3

Page 4-5

Page 6-7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10-11

Page 12-13

Page 14

Page 15

Page 16

Page 17

Page 18-19

Page 20

Page 21

Page 22

Page 23

Page 24

Here you can see how the sketch transformed into the complete artwork



I had a great time researching all of the sea creatures and sea life. Last summer I visited The Whitby Museum , they have a great exhibition of sea life and creatures. Here are some photos which I took for research.



A selection of beautiful coral
I also visited a lovely shopping arcade in Whitby which has plenty of seashells for sale!