On Saturday 14th May 2022 Professional and amateur artists took part in the Painting Padiham competition. Painting Padiham is a yearly event in which artists create an image of Padiham or its people in one day. Artists start the day with a blank canvas (piece of paper, board or whatever substrate they are using) which… Continue reading Painting Padiham 2022
It's official, I have been appointed the official illustrator for a project called "Lancashire Stories." A selection of professional writers and authors have been commissioned to write short stories about Lancashire- these stories will be combined into one anthology of which I will be creating the cover! The project is a collaboration between Lancashire County… Continue reading Official Illustrator for Lancashire Stories
Over on Mushroom Moon Designs on Etsy I have been busy creating several new Digital products for use in junk journalling, scrapbooking and other paper crafts. First up we have several Christmas themed kits all ready for you to start your Christmas crafting! Some may think it too early to even begin thinking about Christmas,… Continue reading New Digital kits!
Hi everyone! Today I have released a BRAND NEW digital Junk journal kit over on my Etsy Shop! This New Abstract Digital Junk Journal kit consists of 4 sheets of lined and unlined Landscape oriented papers, 4 portrait-oriented papers, Faux stamps, faux postcard, 2 pocket designs, 2 sheets of labels in two designs and a… Continue reading New Digital Kit Release!
Hello! It's my son's birthday this week and he will be 9 years old! I designed and made these Minecraft Creeper party bags for him and his friends and thought I'd share with you all the printable I made- for free! mincraft-freebieDownload Click this link to download your PDF copy of the Free Printable Minecraft… Continue reading Free Printable- Minecraft Birthday Party Bags plus DIY!
Hi everyone, hope you all had a good 🐣 Easter! In amongst the chocolate egg eating I have been working hard on making two new pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition. 23rd April- 14th May three of my pieces will be exhibited amongst the work of many other talented artists in the Blackburn Artist's… Continue reading Upcoming exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral
Hi everyone! For the past few weeks I have been working on a really fun project. Salesbury primary school are changing there old staff room into an Arts and Design studio for the children and I offered to paint a mural for them! Luckily I have connections with someone who works for Farrow and Ball… Continue reading Creating a mural for Salesbury Church of England primary school using Farrow and Ball Paints
I really enjoyed making the assemblages with photographs from my family history collection, (if you missed this post you can find it HERE ) so I thought I'd have a break from editing digital images for the Lancashire stories project (find out more HERE) and have another play and experiment with collage, textiles, ink, paint… Continue reading A few more little experiments
Today I am sharing with you a recent body of work I created which consists of several mixed medium assemblages. Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements – often everyday objects – scavenged by the artist or bought speciallyhttps://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/a/assemblage These pieces were created using various mediums- collage, alcohol inks, acrylic paints, textiles… Continue reading Mixed medium assemblages
I recently got the amazing opportunity to be an artist in residence aboard the incredible research vessel the Furor Scribendi! The boat is part of an amazing project called Small Bells Ring. Small Bells Ring is an artwork created by artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison: Heather and Ivan of studio Morrison… Continue reading Artist in residence: All aboard the Furor Scribendi!