Patience, a necessity in painting… and leopard stakeouts too!

“Wow, you must have a great deal of patience “! That’s probably one of the most common remarks I receive from anyone viewing my artwork. I do enjoy producing finely detailed oil paintings. And yes, it does require a huge amount of focus and attention, fervent dedication to the task at hand. That’s how I… Read more »

Kruger Encounters

We had been driving all day, enjoying plentiful sightings of birds and general game. The car was packed full of holiday paraphernalia. I had purposely kept my new camera accessible, but I had also purposely not attached the new ‘big’ lens. Due to space constraints and also being in the mindset that it would take… Read more »

Painting Sir William- Portrait of an old friend

This is an extremely special story, in the most personal sense. I’ve written occasional blogs about this piece throughout the painting process. For the current instalment, I’ve compiled them all together to form one complete story- so yes; it is a rather long and involved tale. However, if you take the time to read it,… Read more »

Hello 2017

  “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” It was Nelson Mandela who spoke those words and I hear them loud and clear as I plot out my goals for the year ahead. What a beautiful, inspiring and accurate… Read more »

Kruger adventure Oct/Nov 2016

What a wonderful bush adventure this was, two weeks spent travelling from the south of Kruger, to the northern most tip, and then back down south again. My husband travels quite a bit with his work at this time of the year and so, knowing that he was due to spend a couple of weeks away working… Read more »

What’s on my easel…

It’s time to start seeing spots again! I started working on this piece a few weeks back.  I’ve been scouting around for a new leopard image to work off of for quite some time now, eager to track down something rather dissimilar to the last Leopard piece I produced. I eventually came across this beautiful image by http://www.africaimagery.com/gallery/index.php,… Read more »

Sentiment

I was so touched to receive these photos recently… I painted this little owl as commission, ordered by her mother for Margaret, as a gift for her 65th birthday. I blogged recently about the painting process behind this piece, so I thought it would be nice to share the end result. I received the photos… Read more »