a mini art haul and empty sketchbooks tour – choosing the perfect sketchbook for my next projects

Here is my first (very mini) art supplies haul of the year! It includes some a sketchbook and some pens. I've also shared all my empty sketchbooks and at the end choose a couple to work in over the next few months and years! Grab a cuppa and settle in to watch! (Note: I purchased... Continue Reading →

Super seconds festival is back – shop samples and seconds this weekend 1st and 2nd April 2023

Remember the fab samples and seconds sale from October last year? It's your lucky week, because Super Seconds Festival is coming up again next weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023. Check out the PREVIEW of what I have on offer now! This is the UK's biggest independent seconds and sample sale, featuring 250... Continue Reading →

a very chunky sketchbook tour

Welcome to another sketchbook tour! Filled with acrylic and gouache paintings, random ideas and quirky sketches, this one took me nearly ten years to complete. Hope you enjoy it! You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the transcript is below if you need to read as... Continue Reading →

painting landscapes inspired by the Lake District

Last night, while watching April of Monkey Mintaka livestream on YouTube, I spent some time drawing an unfamiliar subject – landscapes. She lives in the beautiful Lake District in the UK, and photographs the stunning scenery around her. Inspired by four of those lovely photographs (click through to April's livestream video to see them), and this... Continue Reading →

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