Work In Progress….

Hi Folks, It’s been a while since I did a blog post, so I thought I’d give you all a quick update. I’ve been very busy working on several works in progress – namely the Urban Faeries series. I’ve pretty much got one completed, one not started and the remaining three in various stages of…

Oiled Up….

I don’t know what I was expecting from my first ever oil painting class, but it wasn’t this! As I drove up the hill to the venue, past beautiful views and curious horses, I was expecting a messy day of oil paints, linseed oil and solvents. Instead, I discovered a way of working with oil…

Derwent Graphitint Gift

Apart from family, friends, cake and cards, one of the lovely things about having a birthday is being given new art supplies. This year, my mother-in-law gave me a fantastic set of 12 Derwent Graphitint pencils. Unlike the creamy and smooth watercolour pencils that I’ve previously used, these have a much more textured finish. You…

Pop goes the dragon

Like most Welsh people, I am very proud of being Welsh and love our culture. I thought it was high time that I had a go at the Welsh dragon on our national flag and the painting above is the result. As you can probably tell from the accuracy of the dragon, I traced it….

It’s About Time for Kim Lakin-Smith

This month, it’s the turn of Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Young Adult author Kim Lakin-Smith. Kim is the author of the immersive steampunk novel Cyber Circus (shortlisted for the 2011 BSFA Best Novel award),  young adult novel Queen Rat, and has been featured in numerous anthologies and publications including Black Static and Interzone. Let’s…

2016 Retrospective 

Back in January, I sat down with a big cup of tea, some chocolate and my Filofax and wrote a list of things I would like to achieve with my art. Here is that list: So, how did I do? Well, I’m pleased to say that despite moving house and being a full time mum…

It’s About Time for Aliette de Bodard

If you’ve been struggling to find time to be creative, and have also been following my website, you’ll know that I’ve written a series of blog posts full of advice from my creative friends. This week I’m thrilled to share with you a few insights from the incredibly prolific award winning author Aliette de Bodard….