Studio Diary

30 Days Wild

In May I found out about 30 Days Wild which is a challenge organised by The Wildlife Trust that runs through June and attempts to get people engaged with nature, learn lots and get excited by what is around them. As my work is inspired by being outdoors, it seemed to be a brilliant way Read More

Studio Diary- May/June 2017

I decided to combine May and June’s Studio Diaries as they seem to have sped by and melded into one for me this year! May was spent finishing off the Spring wildflower prints by printing a composite of all 12 flowers. I have not managed to get it into the shop yet as I have Read More

Studio Diary- April 2017

April was all about the Wildflowers when I became part of a little group Facebook called ACEOs and Tiny Art Club and planned, carved and printed a series of ACEOs for an online sale. They are a talented group of Artists so it was a little intimidating, to say the least. For those of you who do Read More

Studio Diary – March 2017

This month I have really got going with my new press! I have been carving furiously and experimenting to create a number of lino prints, learning a lot along the way. The first linocut I printed on it was ‘Sea Foam’ using my new narrow rollers to create multiple colours on a single linocut. This is not possible on Read More

Studio Diary- February 2017

I love keeping a sketchbook but sometimes when I am juggling so many things it is one of the first things to be dropped from the long list of things to be done. Last year I took part in two drawing challenges; 28 Drawings Later Challenge in February and Inktober in October. In both challenges Read More

New Rollaco Press

Well, this Rollaco Gem Press is the latest addition to my little studio. I have had a little play and am planning some designs to print on it which I will show you soon but I thought it would be good to introduce you first. Being six foot tall, I asked the maker John Pears to Read More

Studio Diary- January 2017

I thought that I would try and keep a bit of a diary on my blog of the work I am working on and completing every month. I think it would be helpful to me and (hopefully) interesting to others, I know that I enjoy having a peak into other people’s processes and work. This Read More

Taking part in #Marchmeetthemaker

  After completing  my month of drawing in February, I leapt straight into #marchmeetthemaker. For those of you that have not heard of this challenge it was organised by illustrator Joanne Hawker and was a list of prompts to be used on instagram and other social media to help your followers get to know you. I Read More

Week 4 of the 28 Drawings Later Challenge

This is the final week of the 28 Drawings Later Challenge that ran through February and as it was a leap year, there are 8 pictures this week. Day 22- In the Stream This picture was inspired by the same trip to the river as day ….. I wanted to look at the pictures I Read More

Week 3 of the 28 Drawings Later Challenge

Here are the pictures from the third week of the 28 Drawings later challenge that runs through February. Day 15- In the sand dunes This was a gorgeous day on Harlech beach in north Wales. We had so much fun there running down the slopes then clambering up again, our feet sinking into the sand Read More