It’s that time of the year!

paintings

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.

Hat patches inspired by Island in BC

graphic design

I recently designed some hat patches for a client in BC, inspired by Salt Spring Island. An island surrounded by beauty and art. I wanted to bring this across in my designs.

One of the designs is PU leather and the other an embroidery. See them below!

Polar bears playing

print design

I am in love with how this print I designed has turned out in Kite’s new collection for AW22. It depicts some very happy polar bears playing with the snow and having a little snow ball fight! I remember this was the first baby sample that came into the office when I was their in-house designer and it was the cutest thing! See it pictured below. It’s hard to pick my favourite print from this collection but this one definitely stands out for me.

Wall mural progress

paintings

Here are some pictures of the 18ft wall mural that I finished last week! So happy with how it turned out.

The height was definitely something to get used to, I had to use scaffolding and make sure I was keeping an eye on where I was putting my feet throughout the process!

It was a big challenge but also very exciting and rewarding. I hope I get to do this again one day.

What a lovely idea – bringing the outside in. Interior design is a lot of fun.

Once the room is furnished and decorated, I will be putting some more pictures up, so watch this space!

18ft Wall Mural

paintings

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!

Submerged

paintings

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.

Swimming in paint

paintings

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!

It’s a seal!

paintings

I painted this fella for a good friend recently. Acrylic on canvas 20cm x 20cm.

We both adore seals and regularly visit a lovely seal sanctuary in Cornwall called the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. I would highly recommend visiting! I’ve put one of their Instagram posts below.