Meeting Mandy Shepherd.

My role as a member of the TWASI Council (The Wildlife Art Society International) has led to some exciting encounters within the wildlife art world, and the most recent - meeting Mandy Shepherd is no exception! This year's TWASI Annual Exhibition has coincided with a...

read more

In The Golden Hour – A Different Perspective

When I titled this original painting, I was thinking of the gorgeous light that happens in the hour after sunset, before the darkness of night closes in. In photography terms, this is known as 'The Golden Hour' and I'd imagined this owl making good use of that light...

read more

Reach For The Stars and Follow Your Dreams!

I'm grinning from ear to ear! I've had a busier than usual week which has resulted in a hugely positive result for me - I have been warmly welcomed in to a wonderful gallery called 'The Frame Gallery' in Odiham, Hampshire. Their list of artists is impressive - I'm...

read more

It’s all about the feathers!

If I had £1 for every time I'm asked where I get my feathers from, I'd be a wealthy woman! Being my most used surface to paint on, this topic arises quite frequently - in the past 2 days alone I have been asked twice on Facebook and also on Instagram 'Where do you get...

read more

Exhibition #65 – Win Original Art!!

Exhibition #65 is an exhibition organised by North Somerset Arts for the interim year between it's famous 'Arts Weeks'. Held at No 65, Nailsea High Street, there will be 4 seperate shows during 11th April - 3rd June 2018. In total, there are 43 Artists taking part,...

read more

EWA 2018, Here we come!

I'm delighted to have been selected to exhibit at EWA (Exhibition of Wildlife Art) again this year! I've been working away behind the scenes on a series of new feather paintings to exhibit throughout the year - now I have to decide which ones to enter this exciting...

read more

Golden Eyes – my latest feather painting.

If you were to ask me about my feather paintings, I'd probably tell you that I always start with the eyes. That was until yesterday, when I was working on my latest painting. I remembered to take some 'work-in-progress' pictures (I often forget to do this when I'm...

read more

Big, Bold, Barn Owl.

For about a week now, I've had the urge to paint a big, bold Barn Owl. Last night, we saw a Super Blue Moon and I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it, but I sat and painted exactly that! A Big Bold Barn Owl. I had every intention of taking progress shots of...

read more

2017 has been an amazing year!

As the year comes to a close, I've finished the last of my Christmas commissions and now beginning to wind down for a welcome break over the festive season, I've been looking back over the past 12 months - and what a year it has been! Every year, I set myself a...

read more