Balance of Parenthood

There are some days when you are just too tired to paint. Days when you are achey and not quite right, when every brush stroke is wrong, when every colour you mix is just slightly off. You know those days? On those days I retreat back to my research, to digital mock-ups and YouTube techniques….

Top Ten Favourite Art Supplies

Welcome to My Top Ten Favourite Art Supplies! Apart from obvious things like paint, brushes and canvas (though you don’t actually need any of those things to create art), the art supplies I couldn’t do without might surprise you. Takeaways, bedsheets, and masking tape feature heavily in making the magic happen! So here, in no…

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…

My Space

  Let me lead you through a closed door to a corner of the bedroom that is now my mini ‘studio’.   It has one window that isn’t north facing as coveted by so many artists. Instead, I have a lighting set up that allows me to make the most of any free time I…

Have Paint Will Travel

Having all our family back home in Wales, I spend a lot of time away from the ‘studio’ of the spare bedroom and living in various parent’s houses. While it is lovely to see everyone that we miss, it does take up a lot of painting time – especially if you miss out on one…