Monday, June 4, 2012

Paintings for Yolanda.

Paintings for Yolanda.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

'After the Wave' - a small oil and  silver foiling on board, for the Kaf Spring Art Show opening in the Edinburgh Gallery at Bermuda Society of Arts tomorrow evening...Inspired in part by 'The Great Wave off off Kanagawa', and in part by my desire to develop a decent comic book style.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Various random sketches etc from the last month or so.
A random negative space painting (Jenn Garido was my inspiration here), a random asbstract, scratchboard and a quick life drawing.... working on something with foiling for the Spring Kaf Art Show.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Crow Girl etc

Cannot believe I have not posted any art since February...I've been very busy teaching, art and dance (we've just hosted examiner Lynne Hamilton for our third SDTA exam session) and the perfume's been keeping me busy to.

HOWEVER hubby and I went on a brief trip to Florida and the Bahamas and I managed to get to a shop and came away victorious with a beautiful Intuos tablet for drawing on my pc... I still have a long way to go till I'm proficient but I feel like I will get there that much faster now I have the right tools. This tablet makes my old one look and feel like a dinosaur...

So here's Crow Girl from my imagination to please you with ravens and crows flying out of her hair.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gold Leaf Paintings on Copper Plates

I have been so busy teaching (art and dancing) recently that I haven't had much opportunity for art, more's the pity. Here's some offerings from before Christmas. I exhibited these in the Dockyard Gallery's Christmas show, 'Small Works'. The are oil paint and gold leaf painted on copper plates. I really enjoyed these and hope to make some landscapes with some silver leaf I have, when I have a moment!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Botanist's Castle

An illustration I am very fond of and had forgotten about! Did this one in 2004? 2005? For a book I wrote during my Master's program called 'The Botanist's Castle'. Pencil on watercolour paper. Done before I discovered Fabriano 4.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Home from the World Fantasy Conference

So, I've just surfaced from a marathon sleeping session (15hours?), unpacked at least half of my stuff, and had breakfast. I did, unfortunately sleep through Halloween, but William assures me I did not miss much.

So my first time to San Diego, my first time to California, and more importantly my first time to a World Fantasy Convention.

Firstly I must say, for a bunch of supposedly anti-social creative types, I was rather overwhelmed by the sheer amount of socialising that went on. There was even a room, stocked with a never-ending supply of food purely to encourage the socialising. I suppose that everyone works by themselves, and then once a year comes out to party with their fellow book lovers for a year?

I met all sorts of interesting people - writers, editors, artists, more writers and even some people who just like reading books. I learned that Dianna Wynne Jones had a travel jinx, that Neil Gaiman is working on American Gods II and a very entertaining book that ISN'T about milk, but what can happen on the way to buy it. I learned that Patrick Rothfuss is very hairy and sweet and that Connie Willis is hysterically funny.

The art show was an interesting mix, with some lovely people. I particularly enjoyed Ruth Sanderson's art, and Lee Moyer's. Ruth's oils were fantastic to see in real life. Oh and William O'Connor was great too.

I spoke to quite a few editors, and got some good feedback so I'll see if that comes to anything (I hope so!).

I read Eon on the way home by Alison Goodman, who is a new author to me. It was very good, I recommend it, especially if you are a fan of Tamora Pierce.

All in all I think it is going to take me a while to sort out the whole experience in my head. It was very inspiring but rather overwhelming as well. I have a list of inspired things to do which I shall work through... better get started!

Photos: The Yellow Skeleton Lady was in 'The Old Town' San Diego, where I breifly wandered the day before the convention started. No, it is not me after the convention. The other one shows Ruth Sanderson talking about her work at a panel.