Posts Categorized: Behind the scenes

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 »

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,… Read more »


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 »