I was invited to a spontaneous paint night recently. I just got back from a surf trip in Costa Rica so I was feeling sea inspired… This wave went through many transformations! It took about 2 hrs but I could have easily carried on for another 10 if the class didn’t finish, haha. I wanted to suggest a fast moving ‘barrelling’ wave. It’s an amazing feeling when you are swimming or surfing and the wave closes out over you but you can still see through it. Maybe the essence of fish swimming too alongside the curve of the wave.
I might go back into this painting to make it more of a realistic wave, but I am enjoying how it looks in my bedroom right now. If anyone would like to purchase this painting, please message me directly using the contact tab at the top of my website.
I’m really happy with how my wall mural has turned out for 3 Peaks Rentals! I now have some professional photos to show you. I have already posted about this painting but I feel these photos are worth talking about as they bring it to life and show the scale. The wall was 18ft high and had to be painted using scaffolding. You can see the process I went through in older posts below. I hope you like the pictures!
It’s the festive season when little things around you remind you of all things Christmas. Here are some hand painted robins! Robins are one of my favourite festive birds because their red breast is always noticed amongst the trees and holly bushes. I love waking up in the mornings and hearing the birds, especially when it’s winter and snowing outside but I am cosy in bed with a hot chocolate. I am definitely a summer beach girl but winter certainly has it’s perks. Have a lovely Christmas everybody.
P.s. If you want to see more robins…
I have also created some robins for baby fashion. Instead of red and brown, they are pink! I created these designs for a lovely brand called ‘Kite’ in the south of the UK. They focus on being sustainable and environmentally friendly. My entire collection with Kite for Autumn Winter 2022 is available to view now at kite-clothing.com.
I’m currently painting a wall mural! I’ve never been asked to paint one this big so it’s been an exciting challenge so far. I am absolutely loving it though! There are 2 walls that I’m painting, the tallest being 18ft! I’ve had to work on a scaffolding with 2 platforms. See how I’m progressing in the pics, and watch this space as I’ll be posting the finished piece soon!
Underwater studies. These paintings are based on photographs I took of myself underwater in the sea on the Isle of Wight. They are some of my oldest paintings but still my favourites. I think because they bring back memories of growing up on the Island and swimming in the sea all the time. It influenced a lot of my art throughout school and further studies. These paintings were a trio but sadly I’ve misplaced the third one. These were actually painted using oil paints which I’ve only used a handful of times.
A recent commission was perfect for me because I do a lot of sea swimming myself and I really got into the zone with this one. 1 metre by 1 metre. It’s acrylic – my favourite medium at the moment, it depicts my friend and I swimming at our favourite beach where you can see Old Harry’s Rocks. We often go before work (the best time to go as the beach is empty!). I’ve painted the famous rocks in too – as you can see in the top right corner. I hope you all like it!
I finished my biggest commission so far! It’s 1.5m x 1m. I have to admit, I did find it tough finding an easel that would fit this sized canvas. I had to borrow one from my local University as my personal one wasn’t big enough. This painting went through quite a few stages. I changed the centre boat more than once and there are several layers to the landscape. I was working from a photograph, as the client wanted this painting in memory of someone who passed away. You can see the journey of this painting below through photos that I took along the way.