Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Third Redhead

Still lots of tweaking to do on this but I wanted to share anyway. Part of a larger commission. Oil on canvas.

Sunday, 12 August 2012


A sketch I did at the exhbition in Bath
A while ago I went to the Bath Fashion Museum to see the 'Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen' exhibition, which features the royal costumes made for films and theatre. It was fabulous to admire the sheer craftmanship, the bling and richness of it all and I came back inspired to paint more fabrics. 

On the internet a learned a bit about the amazing Elizabethan painter  Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Bruges, c. 1561/62 – 19 January 1636)

He gives an amazing lesson in how to paint fabrics.


These are some pages from a 'Ladies Magazine' from 1863, something my late grandmother left me. It is so lovely, nearly falling apart though, and full of sewing patterns and coloured images of the latest fashion from Paris.

I hope to paint more lace and fabrics soon, so stay tuned.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Portrait Commission

This is a part of a larger portrait commission - still a work in progress. I liked this stage where the hair looks a bit 'medieval', but I'll have lots of work to do to soften it up a bit.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Cards and Books

New greeting cards and books arrived, all looking lovely.

cards are £1.50 each or £5 for a pack of 5. Email me if you're interested. The book you can buy here from £9.95 for a softcover.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Me in the Studio

Photo by Gareth Iwan Jones
Taken for the article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine, August 2012 about painting drapery.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Small Book of Paintings

A slightly updated version of my book of paintings is now available for sale. Here is a little preview. Click the link to buy. Ships to anywhere in the world.


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