Waste Not Want Not

Working as a freelance artist every little helps and so I have managed to not waste a single scrap of my A3+ sized archival Epson printing paper. At £35 a pack of 20 sheets you can see why. I use this paper exclusively to print my archival animal watercolours. For the last 5 years since I’ve been a self-employed artist selling on Etsy.com I’ve used … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not

Italian Greyhound Art Demo

A beautiful Italian Greyhound called Cairo just stopped me in my tracks – (see earlier post) and below is how I proceeded to paint him.His mother Niki (of ShadedMoon on Etsy)  and I are working together on producing several Italian Greyhound portraits in the original and print forms with a percentage of the prints ones going to Niki’s UK charity the Italian Greyhound Rescue Here … Continue reading Italian Greyhound Art Demo

Italian Greyhound Art Demo – Watercolour Demo

A beautiful Italian Greyhound called Cairo just stopped me in my tracks – (see earlier post) and below is how I proceeded to paint him.His mother Niki (of ShadedMoon on Etsy)  and I are working together on producing several Italian Greyhound portraits in the original and print forms with a percentage of the prints ones going to Niki’s UK charity the Italian Greyhound Rescue Here … Continue reading Italian Greyhound Art Demo – Watercolour Demo

Dolphin Watercolor Demo – 12 step painting

OK – Brushes out! Follow along if you fancy paining this fresh dolphin. I used Saunders Waterford 140lb Hot Pressed High White paper (available from Ken Bromley Art Supplies, UK) for lovely sparkle and Winsor & Newton tube watercolour paints. Colours are French Ultramarine, Windsor Violet, Cerulean Blue, Antwerp Blue and Burnt Umber. Brush sizes 6 and 3 round. 1) I wet the entire inside … Continue reading Dolphin Watercolor Demo – 12 step painting

Dulwich Children’s Art Exhibition Starts Saturday 29th Oct!

Calling all those who would like to enchant their children this Christmas and beyond!See a larger view of all the following images by clicking on them. “Once Upon a Christmastime” has children in mind with artful animals, fantasy creatures, engaging characters and unique childhood charm. Adorning your child’s nursery or bedroom with appealing imagery will instantly enhance plain walls and create a wondrous ambience. A … Continue reading Dulwich Children’s Art Exhibition Starts Saturday 29th Oct!

Enchant your children this Christmas…

…with unique and engaging animal art prints. View “Amber Lapin” print now With little people in mind I created this special range with light-hearted and educational animal appeal! It has just been launched by The Little Picture Company from whom it is exclusively available making them that little bit extra special:) Choose from Amber Lapin, Flamboyant Florence the Flamingo, Samuel Seaturtle, Treetop Toucan and Velveteen … Continue reading Enchant your children this Christmas…

Art feature on Schulnam Art Blog

How lucky am I to have Miriam of Schulman Art blog feature me today! Thank you for this fun interview which made me think more about why and how I paint. Seeing my paintings on your site is very encouraging and I hope your readers enjoy looking around my “studio” and my artwork. Alison Continue reading Art feature on Schulnam Art Blog

Paperlink UK love Puppies

For those of you who can’t stop buying blank cards for those “you never know” moments – here is a happy cheery puppy card for you. I painted this watercolour of my JRT Dotty and Paperlink UK have no wturned her into one of their Open House Fine Art collection of blank cards. Perfect to have on hand for all kinds of events and occasions:) … Continue reading Paperlink UK love Puppies

The Little Picture Company

Discovering suitably enchanting art for her daughter’s nursery proved harder than she thought and so Anita Singh decided to create her own website dedicated soley to unique and heart-felt art for children. The Little Picture Company (LPC) is London-based but ships internationally to demanding Mum’s the world over who want that something special and exclusive for their child’s nursery walls. Anita has made wonderful connections … Continue reading The Little Picture Company

Modern Jane and Eastwitching Exclusive Blue Jay Print Giveaway!

Come on over to Modern Jane Blogspot to find out the simple steps you can take to win this one off archival Blue Jay print. I have created this in collaboration with Jane’s ideas and it will only be available through her fabulous design blog. Fancy a flighty little Blue Jay in your life? If so click here. Good luck – oh and the deadline … Continue reading Modern Jane and Eastwitching Exclusive Blue Jay Print Giveaway!