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Unamused

This is my latest pen study, a beautiful Gorilla, I enjoyed this challenge and he certainly was a challenge 🙂 This original pen work will be available for prints in alternative sizes on my website and Etsy shop from mid-May… These eyes so knowing and wise;A gentle giant beneath his disguise.Unamused, he’s nobody’s fool;An emotional… read more

Feeling Cheeky

My latest animal art work in pen! I received a nudge from a lovely friend to brave this fella 🙂 It was very challenging but thoroughly enjoyable ! I hope you like him too 🙂 Now available as a professional Giclee print in alternative sizes! Wander over to my art gallery and just follow the… read more

Letting Go

– Nothing gold can stay – Robert Frost Nature’s first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf’s a flower;But only so an hour.– Robert Frost My latest original and textured landscape painting in acrylics on canvas… I really enjoyed creating this piece, it has been created with texture to add to my textured… read more

stArt Exhibition, Carlisle

Thrilled to say that two of my pieces of work have been accepted for the local stArt pop-up Spring exhibition in the Lanes, Carlisle, Cumbria, running from 28 Feb to 6th March.   Piece one  –   The Summit’s Crown – acrylic on canvas – my interpretation of Penrith Beacon Tower, Penrith, Cumbria.      … read more

Sleeping Beauties

  ‘Sleeping Beauties’ – My latest finished textured painting in acrylics of flamingos on canvas, all ready for varnishing. – Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean – Ryunosuke Satoro.  

The Return of Morven!

Morven the Moo!  Making another sneaky appearance!  I just can’t resist her adorable face !   Final touches of acrylic for the foliage and my latest pen drawing is ready to be scanned for prints.   With much gratitude for the kind photo reference permission to Morven and Ali at Arnbeg Farmstay, Scotland    

Stanley

My latest pet commission of the beloved and much missed Stanley, created in Pen  

Sidney – Commissioned Pen Drawing

A commissioned pet portrait – Beautiful Sidney – created with an Artist’s black pen    

Face of Innocence – Pangolin in Acrylics on Canvas

‘Face of Innocence’ – My portrayal of the beautiful and sadly endangered Pangolin. Created in Acrylics on a Stretched Canvas. According to National Geographic, it’s believed that these gentle and harmless animals are now the world’s most trafficked non-human mammal and all species face declining populations because of illegal trade. In appearance and behaviour they… read more

Online ‘Animals’ art competition

Completely thrilled to share my exciting news !! My Swaledale pen drawing entry has just received a Special Recognition Award in an online Animals art competition, from 895 worldwide entries!! I’m absolutely over the moon and blown away to have been placed amongst some really amazing works of art!   If anyone is interested in… read more

Scotch Mule – latest pen art work

SCOTCH MULE  –  This is my latest pen work of another beautiful sheep, to add to my seemingly growing collection But I love them, they’re such happy carefree souls This is a Scottish Blackface crossed with a Bluefaced Leicester – photo credit to Eilidh Simmons (FB free reference photos for artists). PIC  1 –    Drawing… read more

‘The Wait’

    ‘The Wait’    …. – Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet – Aristotle.      My latest lockdown painting just having some final touches and I THINK it’s finished  😉       I love the Lakes in all conditions but particularly so when enveloped in mist and low cloud, I think… read more

Timeless

  ‘Timeless’    –  Laughter is timeless; imagination has no age; dreams are forever  – Walt Disney     Lockdown painting of 2021 finished –  My portrayal of Castlerigg Stone Circle at Keswick, Cumbria.  Only 20 mins down the road but sadly off limits at the moment due to lockdown… looking forward to visiting this… read more

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