Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Botanist's Castle

It's been a long and intense five years... finally feeling like I am beginning to find my path again.
And to celebrate - a new cover for a middle grade fantasy by Hesketh Tolson. You can find it on amazon at The Botanist's Castle This one has been a long time coming! Parts of the original castle can be seen in the background.

"Goblins, ghosts and giant beanstalks! One small boy. Not enough chamomile tea...
Life for William Meriweather is pleasant but rather dull, until his father takes a job at the Botanist's Castle."

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.