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Copper & Teal
Saturday morning watercolour.

Coppers and Corals (detail)

Coppers and Corals - A bouquet of Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia Alata)
Garden Secrets
The Hunters.
Blue Tits.  Famous for their skills of hanging upside down when looking for food.

The Peacock Butterfly  (Inachis io)

The Tulip

Jobling Gowler Art Competition 2013 & The Great Sheffield Art Show

I am so excited to announce that I am the winner of ‘The People’s Choice’ category for my entry into this years Jobling Gowler Art Competition and was also 'Highly Commended'!  Thank you to everyone who voted for my piece!!

The theme of this years competition was ‘Labyrinth’ and my take on this theme for my entry ‘The Honey Bee Hive’ is as follows:

“This illustration was inspired by one of the best known habitats created by an insect; the Beehive.  The intricate labyrinth of cells constructed out of wax to create the Honeycomb fueled my imagination to create a decorative piece which revealed the hive of activity within a bees nest.  The Honeycomb collage of pretty colours and vintage papers is aimed at highlighting the complexity of the organic architectural design and encourage people to examine an object they would usually avoid.  There are many hidden creatures within the maze of this drawing and the more you look, the more you will see.”

Thank you to all the event organizers and volunteers of The Great Sheffield Art Show who put on such an amazing show.  This year was as fantastic as ever, it had such a huge turn out over the weekend and was jam packed full of wonderful artworks!  It is now over and I’m pleased to say that out of my six pieces on show I ended up coming home with just two!  A very pleasant surprise and I love to think how my paintings are now setting off on their very own journey.

and I know it’s been a little while since I last posted new work but just to let you know, I’m back on it!  I have been working on some new ideas and will be posting them very, very soon!! xxx 

Here is the poster for the show with all the dates and details.  If you’re in the area between the 5th - 7th July, please stop by and take a look at what’s on show.
(…and just in the foreground of that picture are some of my animal faces and poppy paintings that were part of the 2011 art show.)

I decided to enter ‘The Great Sheffield Art Show’ this year with the above artworks and I’m delighted to say that all six of my entrants were selected for the show.  It’s an amazing event showcasing a fantastic mix of art for all tastes & I’m so pleased to be part of it.

The Little House In The Tree

Bird study - View from my window (Detail)
Bird study - View from my window