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.
I have been commissioned to create something rather big! My biggest painting yet. It’s a 1.5 metres x 1 metre acrylic painting. I’ve been working on it for the last few weeks and I’m very excited to show you all. I do love a challenge, and this certainly hits the spot. Finding an easel was the tricky part, ha ha. I am lucky as my local University lent me one. I’m going to have to consider buying one myself as these large paintings are definitely becoming a more enticing hobby. Once It’s finished I’ll be posting it up on here so watch this space! Here’s some sneak peeks…
The Jellyfish. I love this painting, it brings back a memory of when I used to swim in the sea in Cornwall and I saw one directly beneath me. It was quite a stormy day and I saw one of the lifeguards swim quite far out, so being a confident swimmer myself, I swam out a similar distance. However the tide was coming in so it was actually a lot deeper by the time I got out there. I was looking down as you would doing a front crawl stroke and noticed this giant pink and purple Jellyfish underneath me. It was very beautiful but I remember as soon as I saw it I did get a big adrenaline rush from feeling frightened. I was scared that if I took another stroke I might brush its tentacles! It probably wasn’t that close to me in reality, however, it still got my heart rate up. As you can imagine, I did swim very quickly back to shore.
The style of this painting reflects the movement and freedom of a Jellyfish. They are magnificent creatures, and it inspires me to paint more of them in a variety of colours.
I sold this painting to the lady who does a lot of sea swimming herself. She is very happy with it and has placed it in her lovely sea themed home.
Hi followers. I have some news! I’ve got back into painting, and really enjoying it. My most recent painting was a large whale with a swimmer in the depths of the ocean. The motive behind this painting was mainly my love for the sea and open water swimming. I also think that the whale of all sea life is the most magnificent and peaceful. I do hope it brings peace and happiness to those that see it, considering everything that is going on right now. I have also managed to sell this piece to a lovely lady in the UK (pictured below) who also has a passion for open water swimming. She loves it and has put the painting in her very cool sea themed kitchen! I’d like to do a jellyfish next, so watch this space. Have a great weekend folks.
I’ve got some of my paintings and print designs for sale! You can purchase individual prints by contacting me (please go to the ‘contact’ tab at the top of the page).
My work is available on homeware products as well as accessories. See some examples of my paintings on cushion covers below…
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My final major project, ‘Favela’, is done! It’s been a long and tiring journey but I’ve enjoyed it so much, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me in the near future.
After having some well earned rest, my plan is to continue creating designs that excite and encourage me to fulfil my true potential as a Printed Textile Designer.
I photographed some of my final designs today for portfolio use. I used my course mates flat because the Uni was closed (bank holiday), but it actually worked out okay! Thanks Alex! >click here to see her website!<
I’ll be handing in my final collection in about a weeks time… watch this space!
I’ve been combining my big paintings with some of the graphic shapes and text from my paintings of bits of rubbish. These designs work best on silks, and are shown here being digitally printed onto silk satin. Two of them didn’t work out however, as I accidentally back stained them in the washing process… Luckily I managed to save them though by dip dyeing them later on in the day which actually worked out better then I thought!
These designs have also been selected for the photo shoot next Wednesday with photographer Fabrice Lachant who has worked with Vogue, ID and many other high profile clients.
I am super excited about this.
Watch this space!