An Accidental Triptych

A Phoenix, Some Crocs and the Djinn I was experimenting with a few of my original paintings and put these three together - I think they look rather spiff altogether as a triptych, what do you think? (click on picture to take you to my gallery): Other articles you may enjoy: The Art of Pastel... Continue Reading →

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News Alert: Rock Music Art Originals Available to Purchase Exclusively Through Saatchi for the First Time!

I started the Rock Art Series back in July of 2012. I thought it'd take me no longer than a year to complete. How wrong I was! I am still busy with the 10 paintings I set out to create. You can read the WHOLE enticing, dramatic and emotionally provocative story HERE. I was going... Continue Reading →

See My Art That Made It Onto TV!

Fresh, Fun and Funky with a bit of Ferrero Rocher! I've been dabbling with a new style.  I'm still using my gold spiral patterned backgrounds but the subject matter has changed slightly. Although I'm still (and will probably never give up) painting my poppies onto these backgrounds, I'm experimenting with contemporary form.  It's given me... Continue Reading →

Help Me to Pick the Cream of the Crop

  Some of you may have already seen my 'VegeTate' Gallery filled with fresh and fruity produce jokes on tees. For those of you who haven't, below is a just taste of what's in there.  However, I need your help... Decisions, Decisions! I'm going to be selecting a few from the ones below (my personal favourites)... Continue Reading →

Reusable Art for a Dollar!

Yup, you read right.  In an initiative to keep my site alive (and to raise $120 for my annual site fee) I have come up with an offer you can't miss out on! What You ALWAYS Need Everyone needs greeting cards — how many birthdays, celebrations and occasions do you have coming up?  I bet... Continue Reading →

Astonishing Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Luxury Retreat

Boring Is as Boring Does — Are You Showing Yourself Up? (Photo's at the end of blog) Have you ever walked into someone else's home only to feel that something is amiss?  They have a nice house, perhaps even nice furniture, but something is definitely lacking — you look around you and all you see... Continue Reading →

3 Sound Reasons to Dispel the Myth that You Can’t Afford Art

When one hears the terms 'galleries', 'art collectors' or 'investment art', one immediately thinks of big bucks and inaccessibility but thanks to the ingenuity of certain online sites and galleries, you are most likely in the position to buy original art right now! Here's why: Bid or Buy (a trustworthy and reputable online auction/shopping site... Continue Reading →

It starts off with a simple yet witty design... Then you add the coloured T-shirt: ...and Voila! A perfectly good gift for that special geeky someone...yes, you know the one! Get yours here: "2 Peas in a iPod" T-Shirts & Hoodies by Cherie Roe Dirksen | RedBubble.

What Nature Can Teach Us About Art

Getting Bored With Painting/Drawing Your Average Flower? A few years ago I decided to mix and match the medium of chalk pastel with acrylic liner on Coloured Canson Paper.  The result I got was rather pleasing and led me to do a whole collection of floral themed artworks with a distinct difference. So What's The... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Tree-Hugger

Branching Out With Trees I love trees.  Any kind. They are captivating, calming, beautiful, mysterious, life-giving (not only converting carbon-dioxide into oxygen but housing many a life-form), shade-providing and gracious. So many poems and great works of art have taken root around trees — they certainly capture the human imagination. To cut what could turn out... Continue Reading →

My Top Art Picks for 2012

I've had rather a busy beginning to 2012.  What with my book finally being released whilst  keeping up on the art front to hold the fort in place. For today's art blog I thought I'd show you my favourite 6 painting picks from January's busy and tousled easel. I hope you enjoy them. Red Poppies... Continue Reading →

Some More of My Best Selling Art Prints

If you want to see my top selling art prints then click here. These are some more of my best selling art prints online. I love doing the backgrounds for these paintings.  Many people have asked me if it is a stencil - definitely not!  This is all done by hand and no pattern is ever... Continue Reading →

My Best Selling Art as Prints and Posters

What the Public Want I've strung together some of my best selling art prints (taken from online sales) over the years. I thought it was quite interesting to see what was popular in my collection and perhaps, you the viewer, will get a kick out of seeing what people are buying to beautify their spaces.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas…Part 3

A Recap In the past 2 weeks I have discussed great sites such as RedBubble and Zazzle for creating your own gift designs, whether it is from photographs or your own personal artwork.  See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Need inspiration? Today we are going to go behind the scenes and discuss getting... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas…Part 2

A little bit of silliness never went astray! Over the past couple of months my husband and I (no, I am not the queen) have been trying to plant our own vegetable garden.  This is not as simple as it would usually sound as we live near Cape Point and have baboons for neighbours.  And... Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for Christmas…Part 1

Part 1 - Getting an Idea As unbelievable as it is, Christmas is starting to loom over the horizon.  I don't even want to go into the fact that time is definitely speeding up because it is of no actual help to us when we start to think of the panic and mayhem of the... Continue Reading →

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