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Animals……paintings and commissions

Back in December 2017, a friend asked me if I painted animals.....and in particular dogs? At that pointed I'd only painted two robins (which turned out well enough for me to translate into Christmas cards and prints). My friend wanted a commission creating...

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Artisan Spring Market, Market Harborough

While I'm sat enjoying the spring sunshine I thought I'd write and tell you about last Saturdays 'Artisan Market' in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, that I was excited to be part of. The markets are held in the Spring and in Autumn/Winter and take place...

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My Etsy shop is open for business!

'Etsy'.... some of you might not of heard of it, for others it's the go to website for unique gifts, handmade jewellery, unusual homewares, wooden toys, craft supplies and now my shop! Since creating my website, one of my goals was to have an online shop....

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My first solo exhibition!

Solo Exhibition? Oh go on then! After a chance email discussion at the beginning of the year, the lovely Lucy at the Sock Gallery (based in the formidable Loughborough Town Hall) offered me the chance to exhibit in their Balcony Gallery from July until November. It...

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Happy New Year!

2016 has been a creative and interesting year for me! In between my day job and busy family life, I have loved creating new artworks including a range of pieces based on the fantastic buildings here in Leicestershire.  My holiday in North Wales was full of coastal...

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Simple collages

Happy New Year! I had fun before Christmas keeping things simple and created a few small framed collages, that have been called 'cute' by many of my friends! Its been quite refreshing to quickly collage the background, then add a touch of pencil and paint and not...

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My first Christmas card design!

I was very privileged to be asked to design a Christmas card for the talented bunch at 'Hyphen', a fabulous graphic design company that also specialise in brand analysis and website design. I love the more stylised Christmas tree idea (rather than the classic shape)...

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Another open exhibition!

I was lucky enough to have two original pieces chosen for Cank Street Gallery's Open Exhibition in the heart of Leicester. My large framed 'Old John' mixed media piece and my original 'Three Boats' mixed media canvas (which I had framed for the occasion) both feature...

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Exhibition News…

I have had two of my framed limited edition prints selected for the Loughborough Sock Gallery's Open exhibition! My 'Three Boats' and 'Albert and Victoria' prints are displayed amongst fabulous artworks  from local artists, all boasting a coastal theme within the...

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