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Shuffling the deckchairs …

Yes, I have eventually managed to get my art sorted into various themes or series.   It was interesting for me to discover just how much of my work has revolved around landscape impressions and also various studies of trees.   I am continuing this trend at the moment, with some new work coming up soon in a cohesive series of paintings, which I hope my readers will enjoy viewing.

 

Art bags

I had a very pleased customer yesterday, who received her  Zip top Art Bag  that she’d ordered through my online store.   I am adding a few more products during the course of this week, so keep a look out!

Painting efforts came to a halt this past week and a half due to interruptions in our weather – we had SNOW on the first day of spring!  Real snow, not just a dusting.  It was quite chaotic over here.   Roads closed, people not able to get to work, schools closed … I suppose people in North America and other Northern European countries would think it was silly … but you know the Brits, they panic at the slightest sign of a disaster looming on the horizon.

I’ve got a lot of art works to complete this month, so hopefully will be able to post some photos and info soon.

Cheers xx

Announcement – Launch of my NEW WEBSITE and SHOP

Hey guys!  Long time … and all that.  I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new website wherein I have installed a purchasing function via Paypal to enable my patrons to buy my original artwork direct from me.

Also I have teamed up with Bags of Love UK to open up my own merchandising shop, where I am selling quality products such as cushions, ceramics and other exciting quality items using my arwork as inspiration.

I hope you enjoy browsing around – here’s a quick overview of the pages and their content:

Invest in my Art

I have now created a page to view and purchase selected works.  The paintings are displayed according to medium used – so there are essentially four sub-headings

  • Oil Bar work
  • Soft Pastel work
  • Acrylic, inks and mixed-media work
  • Medium to Large format acrylic/mixed media works on stretched canvas.

I have provided as much information as I could, however if there is anything you are not sure about, please would you let me know?   I want this section of my site to be super easy for you to navigate.

Payment info.

I can accept payment using Paypal.  At this point I can readily ship to anywhere in the UK Mainland and prices on the paintings include postage and packaging costs.  The only exceptions to this being large format gallery wrapped stretched canvas works, which in most cases must be professionally crated and couriered.  For these, I would prefer to provide you with a current shipping quote.

All work sent out to my patrons includes a certificate of authenticity, which details the name of your painting, approximate date of creation, medium and substrate used, as well as a short description of the painting process used (if this is not readily obvious).  My full contact details are sent out with this certificate.

Work in private collections

This is a gallery of images of previous work I’ve completed, that’s been set free and is now living somewhere else.

Have your Art and eat it!

Art on a mug?  or a cushion? Shower curtain even?  Anything’s possible these days.  I’m really excited to partner with Bags of Love in the UK in order to present a selection of quality products utilising my artwork.  Please let me have your feedback on my shop!

 

 

 

Oil Bars

Apologies for such a long time in posting any arty updates – been lots of family things to sort out lately, I’m quite exhausted by all of that, so let’s get on with it hey?

I discovered Winsor & Newton Oil Bars quite by accident and only have a small selection at this stage.  But boy am I enjoying this new found freedom.  I am still doing fiddly small things while I get used to manipulating the oil bars on different surfaces.  These are some of the more recent things I did over the weekend.

 

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‘Patchwork landscape with blue’

14.5″ x 10″ or 37cm x 25cm – actual painting size.

Acrylic inks, oil bars and oil paints on acrylic art pad.

Surface worked with sgraffito technique

 

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‘Poppy field’

9.5″ x 6.5″ or 24.5cm x 16 cm

Acrylic inks, Oil bars and oil paints on Daler Rowney acrylic paper

Surface worked with sgraffito technique

 

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‘Poppy field with buildings’

7″ x 5″ or 18cm x 12cm

Acrylic inks, oil bars and oil paint on mixed media paper.

Surface worked with sgraffito technique

I am also working on a largre canvas piece, as well as a larger landscape piece but these aren’t ready to put up here yet.

Hope you enjoy!