Finished this year off teaching a 5 week sketching course to these amazing people. They all improved their drawing skills and their ability to see the objects they were trying to draw rather than just looking once and then drawing. They really enjoyed learning the different drawing techniques and I really enjoyed their company.Looking forward to watercolour in the New Year. Roll on 2019!

  

Here is an action shot of a student learning about line, line quality and cross contour lines. Drawing my favourite boots!!

Thank you to Vicky for sending me a picture of your little bird standing proudly in his new home on your mantle.It's so lovely to see my work in a new setting. He was made with a pattern from Annwood.com out of recycled materials and took approx 4 hours to make. 

I'm back in The Portsmouth Academy teaching sketching for beginners. Great turn out for the course where I am going to teach the basic drawing skills which are the foundation of art and help my students to draw from observation; I will show them how to really see the objects they are drawing.I will be introducing techniques such as line, tone, mark making and as well as the grid method and perspective.

For those of you who don't know, Created In Portsmouth is an annual Art Trail that takes place on the Island of Portsea, local artists and makers will be opening their studios and homes to the general public. You can walk, cycle or even drive around the island for the opportunity to meet the makers, observe artistic processes and see the amazing artwork that is produced.⠀
This is a free event and a great opportunity for everyone to see and get to know the amazing creatives we have on our doorstep.

I live and work  in Drayton  so I'm a little far out for people to visit so I'll be pitching my wares at the Round Tower on Fri 12th- Sun 14th OCT 2018. It's a great opportunity to view all the different arts styles going on in the city. If you decide to visit come and say hello! I'd love to see you there.⠀
Opening times:
Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 10am-4pm⠀

You can download a program from: https://www.createdinportsmouth.org.uk/resources/docs/CIP%20Trail%20Guide%202018.pdf

This is the first opportunity I've had to post since exhibiting in 'Created in Portsmouth' at The Round Tower in OCT 2018 !!!! I was lucky to share the tower with some amazingly talented people who were also incredibly lovely. It was so fab to be in such a beautiful location and so many people braved the weather to come and take a look at our work. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and purchased my work. It was so great to see my work going to new homes. 

Got to be happy with these zine pages created by the talented peeps that came to the zineworkshop run by myself and @samo.arts today @playdeadstudio.

Such a chilled and inspiring venue makes for some cool creative vibes.⠀9/8/18

Super excited to announce that I now have work available to buy on Society 6. Follow the link below to browse,follow,like and buy my work.

When your lovely friend buys one of your prints and puts it in her gorgeous studio space. (mines the quirky birdyfly collage, top right) Thank you @annatromop

 4/3/18

Wow, we had so many visitors to our end of year show and to our stand at the New Designers Show! It was so exciting to see so many people who wanted to talk to us about our work. Was pleasantly surprised with my sales as well. Yippee! Will be sad to leave Uni though and all the lovely staff and students I have had the privilege to work with over the past 3 years. Don't worry I'll stalk you all on instagram!!! ha ha 

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at our Illustration Market. It was lots of fun and so lovely to see you all there. Thank you to all my fellow students for working together to make, set up and sell our wares.

Thanks @johnlihou.illustrationand @j.gardnerillustration for the poster design.

Well, 5 weeks sure does fly when your having fun being creative.We packed every minute as there was so much to learn, such as stretching paper correctly and different techniques like wet on wet, wet on dry, blending etc. As well as looking at different topics like seascapes, landscape and pet portraiture.11/7/18

Had a rocky start to this evenings workshop as the weather was so cold it killed the battery in my car! Then the boiler at the school had switch itself off, so we had to try 3 different classrooms before we found one that was warm enough. Still it was worth all the effort as the lovely students that came along were not put off by the weather and the cold didn't dampen their enthusiasm. We looked at line and shape this week and how we could use them to firstly help us see the object we were drawing and secondly how they could help us to draw it. 28/2/18

 

Really happy with my new postcards and business cards. All ready for my end of year show and New Designers in London now. Yay, bring it on!

 

Had fun  teaching some lovely folk how to make origami stars

at The Art Academy Portsmouth 

(117 High Street Cosham)

this Christmas (2017)

Making Christmas Decs to sell at at the festive market in the Hot Walls Round Tower, In Old Portsmouth this Christmas. Xmas 2016

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