Never-Before-Seen Photographs of How I Paint my Patterned Poppies

Secrets of the Trade In the fabulously expressive and creative world of art, I am probably best known for my gold spiral-patterned backgrounds that are usually laced with flowers in the foreground — which, in more cases than not, happen to be poppies (just because I am so very fond of them). Here is the finished result... Continue Reading →

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Incredible Inspiring Art by Stephen Wiltshire

I just had to share this with my readers when I saw it circulating on Facebook.  What an inspiration this man is! The below extract is taken from Stephens site, you can visit that here to see more from this incredible artist. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a            ... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Get It?

Okay, these weeks are really rolling away fast.  I can't keep track of time or the date anymore, it feels like we're in a no-time bubble.  But, all blurbs aside, we have happened on that magical day of the week — yes, it's Friday...again!  And that means that I need to cough up something useful... Continue Reading →

Dare to Be Who You Are

Hay House Versus Haywire I started writing my book ‘Divine You — Redefining Love in the New Earth’ in June of 2010.  It was an amazing journey of self and felt incredible to put it into words.  When it came to finding a publisher, I chose a publishing house in New York whose motto was ‘changing the... Continue Reading →

The Grand Band Reveal is Today!

The Shortlist of Muso's to Make the Grade I launched my new idea for an art collection last week, please read it here to recap. The bands and musicians that I am going to explore auditorily and interpret visually on canvas are (in order of my being introduced to their music): David Bowie Queen Pink... Continue Reading →

Digging Even Deeper…Inner Art Expression

Please read the past articles relating to this blog HERE (Going Deeper...Inner Art Expression) and HERE (Got It!  Inner Art Expression Expressed). The Cosmos on a Canvas A couple of weeks ago my hand, brush, paints and right brain hemisphere took my canvas on a journey into a very colourful cosmos.  Here is the outer manifestation of... Continue Reading →

Going Deeper…Inner Art Expression

Please read last weeks art blog HERE to recap on this interesting new artistic expression I have discovered in me. Boring... This week I started off doing my usual weekly art schedule.  Painting pretty pictures (you know, the ones that 'sell') and when I got to the end of the day this one popped out.... Continue Reading →

The Space Within Series — Inner Art

Artistic Frustration I am experimenting with what I like to call 'inner art'.  I have always been intrigued with abstract art and especially art that explores patterns, sacred geometry, space, shapes and colour. "This series is going to be a reflection of how I feel inside, what is desperate to come out." But, professionally, I... Continue Reading →

Art Commissions — The Soulworks Project (Part 3)…Painting the Picture

Please read Part 1 and Part 2 if you wish to recap. Let The Painting Begin... So with the prelim sketch having been accepted, the real work starts.  You will see, in the photographs below,  just why I never show the client the process. Layering Art is done in stages and layers and, usually, only... Continue Reading →

Art Commissions — The Soulworks Project (Part 1)…meeting with the client

A step-by-step guide on how a commission is put together A lot of artists would like to know how one goes about starting a commission and there are also a lot of people who would like to have something commissioned but are too scared to ask. What is the procedure and what is involved in... Continue Reading →

Why I love to paint flowers…

When I paint a flower I feel an overwhelming bliss - an excitement to capture the beauty and magic of what I see and feel when I am in their glorious presence. I am never happier than when I have a house full of flowers and the scent hangs on the air. Or when I am in my garden... 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 →

Painting Dolphins

As promised, in my previous blog about whales (read here), this art blog is going to be about painting dolphins.  As I explained in the 'Why you have to love whales' blog - I live in Cape Town and am privileged to see these beautiful mammals expressing their joyous souls on a regular basis. I... Continue Reading →

Why You’ve Got to Love Whales (and Paint Them!)

Today's blog is going to be about the mammals of the world beneath the waves and what inspired me to paint this picture (left). I live in Cape Town, in the False Bay area.  We are privileged to get the annual migration of whales to our seas every year round about July/August.  It is such... Continue Reading →

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