Unison Associate Artist My favourite Unison Colour pastels are my art indulgence. I’ve been a big fan since discovering them many years ago. They are handmade and the high quality is so obvious once you’ve used them. They are the obvious choice for creating beautiful vibrant views. They recreate the magical sparkle of the sea …

  Time Lapse of Pastel Painting of Sandbanks, Poole. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with pastels and seascapes, those that know me well will tell you that I’m happiest by the sea. The image below is it finished on my easel and the video below shows you how it progressed from start to finish.   I’m …

Beautiful Spaniels make lovely pastel dog portraits Mostly, I’m working at my easel and my pet portraits are secret Christmas commissions, surprises by generous partners or family and friends. So I can’t share as much as I would like of my work in progress of dog portraits and horse portraits. I just had lovely owner …

Pet portraits, pastel seascapes and portraits of people Pastels are a versatile media and recently I’ve been exploring different ways of working with both my dog portraits and Dorset seascapes. I have always enjoyed pastels for pet portraits, they have a natural quality that suits animal fur. I use the best quality materials and Jacksons …

Pet portrait of a black labrador

Pet portrait of a black labrador I’m just trying out time-lapse, what do you think so far? Drawing Black labradors are always a challenge I enjoy. I love creating the black shine of the fur and that sparkle in your dog’s eye. This particular pet portrait is one that I’ve been looking forward to. I …

Pet portraits and greetings cards

Pet portraits and greetings cards My greetings cards have always been a popular part of my pet portrait displays. When I’m doing pastel workshops they work as a portfolio of treasured previous pet portraits. I find people often want a pastel portrait in a similar style to one of my characters. One lovely labrador, posed so beautifully …

Etsy Shop I’ve always admired Etsy’s beautiful website and the collection of artists and craft makers. Its the perfect platform for my updated card listing, for a limited time the cards are discounted to £1.99. I hope you’ll enjoy visiting the display, let me know how you find it. You will need to create an …

House portraits – a lovely gift With Summer approaching it’s a lovely time to consider a house portrait as a lasting memory of your family home. More information here We can plan for a birthday or anniversary and capture your garden at its best. Using new flowering plants as inspiration or perhaps old photos for …

In January I was invited for an art residency at Hillview Primary. We worked together to design a wet felt making workshop for the children to learn about the felting process through creating a flower meadow using merino sheep wool. It was a great team building experience and the children enjoyed working from one of …