April 16, 2018

I thought it would be interesting to show two images side by side, to illustrate the difference between a quick sketch and a commissioned drawing. In February, as part of an Instragram drawing challenge, I created a sketch (shown here on left) with the prompt 'Mardi Gr...

March 20, 2017

Rebecca commissioned this picture as a gift for her Mum, Jayne. She wanted her to be dancing in her kitchen, wearing her favourite red shows and with her pride and joy food mixer on show! It was a lot of fun to draw. 

January 11, 2017

Oh, I loved making this beachy picture, even though it took me the best part of a week to do those pebbles (it's 16x20 inches)! It's set on Seaham beach and features Jen and her family, who used to live nearby and still misses it. The image was commissioned by Jen's fr...

January 10, 2017

Daisy and Maya are off for an autumn stomp in the woods, wearing their wellies and accompanied by their trusty companions, Soft Tiger and Ronald. This image was commissioned by Daisy and Maya's aunt, Sam, who gave it to her sister-in-law as a birthday gift. 

December 5, 2016

Most of my current work are commissions intended for Christmas presents and are strictly under wraps, so I am pleased to be able to share this picture of Trish, Adrian, Dan and Meg the dog! The leaves in this image are created from Tintin book covers. 

October 5, 2016

I absolutely love Autumn. As soon as the summer holidays are over, while everyone else is squeezing in an extra barbecue or two, I'm eyeing my cardis and scarves longingly and scowling at the warm sun. Today is a beautiful crisp, bright day here on the Kent coast, so i...

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