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New Artwork- Poppies

poppies mixed media

Finished my poppy mixed media piece for my grandparents- this is a mix of acrylic paint, tissue paper, stamps and image transfer for the base and acrylic paint and ink for the poppies on top.

32 x 59cm without frame.


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Decorating Boxes- Old Sweet Shop

For a charity week/event at Crystal Finance, I was asked to turn an old laptop cardboard box into something that reflected an old sweet shop. The box would hold various sweets and chocolates to sell for charity- the smaller gold box you can see in the images acted as a money pot.

I used acrylic paint for the majority of the box, the white dots were actually made with a circle paper punch and blank sticky label. The sweets jars and sign were watercolour, ink pen and acrylic ink, these were fun to paint. I also added some blue polka dot ribbon on the inside so that the top of the box would stay upright when opened.

This actually took me a couple of days but I loved how it came out and now I won’t want to throw out any boxes in case I feel like decorating them for something else.

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Illustration Friday- Monster

Illustration Friday Monster

My submission for this week’s Illustration Friday topic Monster.

Pen, watercolour, acrylic paint, masking tape on watercolour paper, 14.8 x 21cm.


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New Artwork Box frame- Sit and Stir


Sit and Stir, paper, ceramic, paint, ink, collage in box frame, 11.5 x 11.5cm

Another box frame completed with a shard of my broken mug.

I have two pieces left of the mug but they’re much larger than this, may have to get a couple of larger frames as i really do love making these.

I’m also thinking about selling them, will have to be in the UK however as I’d be worried about them surviving shipping overseas.


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New Artwork- 1968

Scan 4

1968, collage, acrylic ink, acrylic paint and pen on paper, 14.5 x 21cm

This is a piece inspired by the Flower Bed song 1968– one of my favourite songs by the band.

It is a simple art piece in terms of composition but I wanted to reflect the atmosphere of the short and beautiful song- I didn’t want to make it overall complex.

The cut text is a short lyric from the song also, I believe these words were specific inspiration for the piece.

The concept was also inspired by this stock by senju-hime-stock.

You can follow Flower Bed:


And hear their music:



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New Artwork: Learnalilgivinanlovin


Learnalilgivinanlovin, ink, acrylic paint, text transfer, 20.5 x 21cm

The next piece done for my ongoing Gotye project.

With this piece I wanted to capture the overall feeling of the song- joyful and uplifting. I decided to put the complete lyrics of the song (repeated) in a heart as the central focus of the piece. The different silhouettes are bringing everything together within the piece itself.

I created the rainbow ink background to again reinforce the overall joyous and ‘colourful’ nature of the song. I also took inspiration for the official animated video of the song created by Shannon Cross-which can be watched here on Youtube.

Again I used SenshiStock (DA | Tumblr) stock images and poses as references for drawing the silhouettes.


See other artworks in this series here.


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New Artwork: Gestures






Close up detail:









Gestures, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, ink pen on fabric, 14.8 x 10.5cm

Vintage bee image reference- The Graphics Fairy


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