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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

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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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Abstract on Fabric



Working on another small piece on fabric.

I’m aiming to keep this one simple and a little more abstract. Although I still also want to add some text to the piece.

So far it is only acrylic ink and paint on fabric.


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New Box Piece














My latest finished box piece. It’s untitled as of now but I may eventually title it something.


I used a small soap box a friend bought back from a short hotel stay in Peterborough. I’m glad my my friends know to not bring me back souvenirs but old boxes and paper ephemera.

The interior of the box is painted black with acrylic paint and the inside back panel is red, purple and white acrylic ink.


The vintage anatomical heart image is available here from The Graphics Fairy and is attached to the box with black thread.

I then drew various sized gears form black card to fit inside the box at different heights and different lengths into the box.


I covered the outside of the box with old book scans (that I actually scanned quite a while ago) and distressed the outer edges with black ink.

To finish off the piece I added a blue teardrop rhinestone and transferred my beetle temporary tattoo from my Wonderbeats Kickstarter reward.


Look at my other box pieces:

Here and here.

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Artwork: Physalis






Physalis, ink, gouache and acrylic paint on linen, 9cm x 14.5cm.

Another artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.


I’m waiting for the leaves to let go

to step away from the window

watch the chrysalis cage satter

stained glass foe the wind sighs

and like physalis reveal

the summer

always inside.

This is one of my favourites in the book.

The author on Tumblr

Purchase Loqui here

I’d definitely recommend a purchase.


Other artwork in this series so far:


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