Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Beach huts and seagulls


Now that the sun is out, I feel the need to think of the seaside. 
This image above was inspired by a holiday at Whitstable,







Here is a painting I did recently for a an exhibition soon approaching, 







I always love the seagulls, they are very cheeky indeed!






And beach huts always excitement, Id LOVE one of my own, 






Ohhh, and more beach huts!





And some canvas's for a happy customer!







And finally, and probably most importantly, 
Gilbert the Goose, who lived at the Seaside. 
The first book that I illustrated, written by France Hope, 
published by Nord-Sud Books. 







Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Working from home



I've noticed on twitter today

many tweets showing illustrators work places and studios, 

mine happens to be on the kitchen table!! 




However I love it, 

Im forever surrounded by chaos and much goings on, 

with children and dogs and a most annoying cat playing for my attention, but. . . ,

 I seem to go into my own creative zone, switch off to it all, and just work away. 

I know that many businesses started from a kitchen table, 

and 15 years down the line, mine still is! 

However on a day like today I can also work in the garden, 

a huge bonus to working from home!









Thursday, 15 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day, Mum.



Mum,  
thank you for being my best friend,





my protector,





my companion,





for being beautiful. . . 





. . . and funny, 





thank you Mum,





with lots of love, 





I thank you Mum for everything.






Monday, 5 March 2012