To be honest, I just like to paint stuff!!
From tiny little stage sets to huge storybook style panels
From quirky house portraits to a 1 metre tall GRP fox
Art and Illustration:
I experimented early on with pastels, watercolours and acrylics. My weapon of choice currently is an ink and wash technique, for lots of colour and detail. These pictures are painted over multiple layers which are spaced apart for added depth
3d ILLUSTRATIONS / Pen & Wash ILLUSTRATIONS / Acrylic ILLUSTRATIONS
I've been lucky enough to exhibit and sell my artwork in regional galleries including Sock in Loughborough and the New Walk Gallery in Leicester. I've taken part in the Loogabarooga Children's illustration festival a couple of times [with writing partner Gary Place] and as artist in residence, I've created 6 foot wide picture book designs for the walls of the wonderful Rainbows Hospice
At the end of 2020, my work was selected for the Fosse Foxes Art Trail to coincide with the opening of Fosse Park West at the start of April 2021. The Trail features 1.3 Metre long fibreglass fox sculptures painted by local artists. My painted fox ‘The Fox in Socks’ celebrates Leicester’s diverse cultural mix, the city's hosiery heritage and beautiful rural setting.
Bespoke Portraits [People, Pubs and Pets]:
With a love of architecture, I paint fun, colourful 3D home portraits with a passion. These portraits are full of detail, they are quirky and as individual as you and your home. Painstakingly hand crafted over several days. Unique and highly personal portraits for the home lover. Simple, friendly collaborative process. If you love your home or love some one who loves theirs, why not call, text or e-mail for a chat? I also paint alternative People portraits and Pet Portraits
If you want to have a look at one to see the 3D layered effect [when the vacine has done its thing] drop in to the Soar Bridge Inn at Barrow on Soar, the Manor House at Quorn, the Curzon Arms or the Pear Tree Inn at Woodhouse Eaves or Chapel Yard Stores in Staithes, North Yorkshire.
Click here for commission costs Unfortunately commission slots are suspended at the moment due to family relocation. I hope you will bear with me.
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Any questions, please give me a shout [UK Mobile: 07903 189 644] Thank you for your interest!