Some beautiful greens from a visit to The Dorothy Clive Garden in Shropshire
A selection of bugs
A blue sky, what better inspiration for getting outside on a very cold day?
The Aamora Annex Photography collective. A conversation between the professional photographers and artists involved, each work shown is spurred on by the previous posts – some fantastic work on show and a project I am proud to be part of. Below you can see a selection of my images submitted.
The Aamora Annex was a temporary project which is part of the Aamora project to which I have also submitted work
A carpet of Snowdrops, February, Attingham Park, Shropshire UK
I spent one night wandering at 11pm to get these pics under bright street lights, I can quite imagine a series of them hanging together on a wall.
These images continue my study of light. They formed the base for a series of paintings which have been sold to a collector.
The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
I was selected to show my work in the The Billboard Art Project, USA.
The project features the work of artists from all over the World, below you can see mine on show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – this is possibly the largest-scale my work has been seen at, what a great collaboration!
Animals like Halloween too you know…this illustration was featured in Creature Mag alongside some other fab work
The start of a new project, this is silly…
After I spent a year as one of the artists in residence at Ditherington Flaxmill, Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1, five pieces of work, drawings and mixed media became part of a very successful group show by Flaxmill Arts. The show was part of an English Heritage Open Weekend which was attended by over 1000 visitors.
The drawn images below have been printed in an edition of 5 on acid-free paper in archival ink. Please enquire to buy.
Graphic pen on paper 200 x 210
Sarah Roberts from the Gastronomy shop a delightful delicatessen in Gnosall, Staffordshire, UK commissioned a drawing of her shop front to add to publicity materials, I was happy to oblige and then to reverse it out for her too. Drawn in Graphic pen on non-bleed paper.
I love Cyclamens and this one has been around for three years now, being painted each year.
The image with the bright blue background Cyclamen in a favourite bowl was painted in homage to a very special Canadian artist Mr Joseph Plaskett (his message) who has featured these plants in many of his own works. (See Joseph Plaskett’s work at Gallery 78)
When a client asked me to draw her dog Kipper for use in her new business I was delighted, my design business is NaughtyMutt Ltd – Fred is our dog and I like a challenge.
Any commission goes through a process, part of this is getting to know the subject. In the case of converting Kipper to a coloured line drawing it meant sitting with photographs of him, learning about his character from his owner and then making sheets of drawings with my fine graphic pen, some looked just wrong, others OK but at some point in the process – not the first drawing and not the last I got it right.
My client was really pleased: Hi there Carla, the logo is fab – thank you. That was nice as there’s always a breath-holding moment inbetween sending previews to a client and the feedback. I hope you enjoy Kipper, the process – the coloured image is the final one.
Something I am very interested in and would like to paint more, both of these paintings are made in acrylic on paper