New Year, New Look

Regular readers may notice a new look to my website. I thought it was high time to have a redesign and hopefully you will find it easier to use and prettier to look at. I’ve updated my gallery section, including a new page for the Urban Faeries series that explains more about them and gives…

The Diesel Faerie

Introducing The Diesel Faerie, the second of the five Urban Faeries. I have also put a time lapse of this painting on my facebook page to give you a little  insight into my process – check it out HERE The remaining three Urban Faeries are still in progress, but I’m working hard to complete them…

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…