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Saturday, 29 August 2009

My apologies (as usual!!) for neglecting my blog for a while! I've been busy with a few Illustration projects lately, so I haven't had much time for my personal work. :p


This is a new painting entitled 'Tuesdays Child' that is currently on display in the Monkey Cafe in Swansea. It measures 28 x 12ins, and it's Acrylic on canvas. It sold before the exhibition went up, to the lovely lady who owns the cafe, so I was really pleased about that! I haven't painted on canvas for a while, I'd forgotten how nice it is!






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This is a pencil artwork on painted board that I've recently donated to an art auction. You can check out the details of the fundraising here. I got chatting to Mike through Facebook because he runs an online gallery called Art-el - AMAZING work on there!!



It's entitled 'Gifted'. I think, including the frame, it measures around 12 x 12ins (I forgot to measure it before I sent it off! :P ) Her wings have an iridescent shimmer on them (you can just about see it in the pics!) 


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I've also been making some custom jewellery. This is a sterling silver and glass pendant that I made for a very lovely friend of mine! I'm definitely going to make some brass and silvertone versions of these for my Etsy shop! But of course, If anyone is interested in the sterling version, just let me know and I'd be happy to create one for you! :)



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Another silver and glass custom necklace, created as a birthday gift for a friends wife. The little initial bead was soo cute! :P




And this was a custom brass dragonfly necklace, created as an anniversary gift, also for the same friends good lady wife! ;) 



xxx :)

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Hello! :)

Welcome to my new blog!! :) I'll be leaving my previous blog as it is, so If you want to visit there to see past artwork then you can find the link button in my sidebar!

So, to kickstart this new blog I thought I'd post my artworks from the AIR (Artist in Residence) Exhibition that I promised! The exhibition went really well, there were around 10 of us showing work and it we're all from different disciplines within the Universtity, so it was really fascinating to see it all together! I meant to take some pictures on the opening night, but I forgot my camera!!! o__O

It's quite a cold space to exhibit in, so to add a bit of warmth I painted gold leaves behind the frames, and I also made loads of paper flowers from vintage dictionary pages, with little chain drops. I nearly did myself a mischief trying to get everything done in time though!! I was still adding the finishing touches to the last piece on the morning of the exhibition!! I've never been the most organised person when it comes to time management... (I can just imagine my mum sporting her 'What an understatement!!' face as she reads this!!) But it all came together in the end! :D


'Pursuit of Happiness'

Gouache and Pencil






'The Wallflower'
Gouache and pencil





'The Illusionist'
Gouache and Pencil



'Do You Ever Wonder?'
Gouache and Pencil




'Sincerely'
Gouache and Pencil




'Once Bitten...'
Gouache and Pencil


(You can view larger versions of these on my
Portfolio...)

Three of the originals ('The Wallflower', ''Pursuit of happiness' and 'Do You Ever Wonder?') have sold to a really lovely art collector that I met whilst I was putting the work up, so that's great! :) The exhibition runs for most of the summer, so as soon as I get some good photos of the remaining available paintings, I'll be listing them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Have a lovely day! x