Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Social Networking

Hi everyone. Just letting you all know you now have a place to buy my art it's through Etsy and here's the link. At the moment I only have originals for sale but I am in the process of researching print options, if anyone has any suggestions of places to get the work printed I would be grateful for the help.
And Facebook... I have been resistant of having an art page through Facebook because it feels like I'm blowing my own trumpet but if I want to sell some art, starting a Facebook page is a step in the right direction. Here's the link.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nymph Artorder Challenge

"Take this challenge and turn it into something useful for you. Strive to create a piece that fits into your portfolio. Take on the challenge, such that you learn some great lessons and propel your work to a new level. Don’t be meek. Take risks!" 


With this statement I was challenged to tackle illustrating a nymph. And so I researched nymphs, finding nymphs everywhere, from the Faroe Islands where they were called Selkies to Japan where tree nymphs were called Kodama. After traveling around the world a few times I decided to return to Greece were the term "nymph" was originated. The following illustrates 3 different types of nymph; Oceanid - nymph of seas and oceans, ‪Eleionomae‬ - marsh naiad and the Asteriai - nymph of the stars. All three are watercolour and gouache on A3 sized 300gsm watercolour paper. Over the next couple of weeks I'll post the process it took to create these three images.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Old Watercolour Painting of House

I did this picture about 3 years ago for a commission request to paint a picture of a guys house that was being sold. He wanted something special to remember it by. For more pictures click here.