Sunday, 28 June 2009

Don't forget my new store!

Don't forget I also have an etsy store for fiber art accessories!
Lots of new fabric flower ring designs along with flower pins and textile jewellery currently available now in my second etsy store vividspirit.etsy.com
Lots of new colours for summer coming soon!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

New Painting!




This is my latest painting - it's been a while in the making! Measuring 24" x 26" on deep gallery-wrapped block canvas it is a mixed media work entitled 'Waiting for a
Fairytale'.
This piece will soon be available for sale, so please check back soon for more details!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Pat the Cat!! !

We haven't had had a whole lot of girly-time lately due to one thing and another getting in the way, so I was delighted when my eldest daughter (18) elected to spend the day at my studio with me. It was an absolute pleasure to be in her company for the day and there was much giggling all round-always a healthy thing to do!
It has been months and months since she felt inclined to even pick up a pencil, but after a brief hesitation and some exploring of my supplies, she dived into the oil pastels ( "because they smell so good!") and came up with this ....I was so proud of her effort and I believe that she was amazed herself at how easily this came, but it has come home with us and will be taking pride of place in her room,so a good result. What a wonderful memento of a truly precious and special day-thank you Jacqui, for sharing your time with your Mum :) xxxx




Thursday, 25 June 2009

Online Art Workshops Poll

Please take a moment to visit my poll ( on the right ) and vote for your favourite interests to help me plan my online art workshops.
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Online Art Workshops Poll

Please take a moment to visit my poll ( on the right ) and vote for your favourite interests to help me plan my online art workshops.
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It only takes a few seconds and your vote remains anonymous!THANK YOU! :)

Fairy Glade

Quirky original mixed media altered art painting on 6" x 6" deep block (approx 1+1/2" deep) gallery wrapped canvas.

Created in a whimsical style,this piece is entitled 'Fairy Glade' and was created using acrylic paints,inks, one of my own handmade clay face cabs and fibers.
Sides are fully painted a soft charcoal/black as a part of the work so there is no need for a frame-hang it as soon as it arrives!

The work is glazed with a soft matt varnish to enhance,seal and protect.

A gorgeously quirky and unusual piece of original art ,this would make such an interesting gift and a wonderful addition to any art collection and is currently available for sale
PLEASE CLICK HERE for more details.
Signed and dated on the reverse.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Nonsense! She Thought - Art Doll canvas


Created in a whimsical style,on 5" x 7% canvas,this piece is entitled 'Nonsense! She Thought' and includes collaged script,inks,paints, fibers and one of my own beautiful handmade clay face cabs.
Sides are fully painted as a part of the work so there is no need for a frame-hang it as soon as it arrives!
The work is glazed with a soft matt varnish to enhance,seal and protect.

A very characterful and textured piece,this would make an interesting addition to any art collection and is currently available for sale PLEASE CLICK HERE for more details

Saturday, 20 June 2009

One Single Wish





These is a mixed media painting,with a couple of progress shots, which I have finished today, entitled One Single Wish.
The canvas was primed and collaged using pressed leaves,handmade papers,oil sticks,paper ephemera and paints,then the image was worked into using many layers of oil,inks and acrylics. This art work measures 8" x 18" on deep sided gallery wrapped ( staple free) block canvas .
It was quite a time consuming project but I knew exactly the effects that I wanted to achieve and it was a great joy to create-and I have to say I am delighted at the result!
I finished the work with a light coating of artist's semi-gloss varnish just before I left my studio tonight,which further enhanced the rich layers of subtle dreamy hues ( I took the photos before varnishing to avoid any glare) and really look forward to hanging the work in all it's glory in my studio tomorrow!
This piece is available for sale ( although I haven't got it listed in my online store just yet( I need some food first it has been a long, but productive day!)- I will add further details as soon as I have uploaded a purchase listing, please click on the photos to enlarge view in the meantime!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

TWO DAY SALE SPECTACULAR!!!!

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Dawn Flight mixed media painting





This sweet canvas painting is entitled 'Dawn Flight' and measures 5" x 5" x 1+ 1/2"
The work is lightly glazed with a soft gloss artist's varnish to seal and protect.
Sides are fully painted as part of the work so a frame is not necessary.
It is a beautifully subtle and calm piece,capturing a warm early morning atmosphere.
Aa attractive addition to your own or a loved one's art collection.
Please do check out my other listings for further works in this series ~ Commissions are also welcome!
Signed and dated on the reverse.


Currently available for sale PLEASE CLICK HERE for more details!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Watching The Breeze


This solitary seagull painting is entitled 'Watching The Breeze' and measures 5" x 5" x 1+ 1/2"
The work is lightly glazed with a soft gloss artist's varnish to seal and protect.
Sides are fully painted as part of the work so a frame is not necessary.
It is a beautifully subtle and calm piece,capturing a dusky evening atmosphere.
Aa attractive addition to your own or a loved one's art collection.
Currently available for sale - PLEASE CLICK HERE to see more details!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Summer Poppies # 4


This painting is mixed media and is #4 in my Summer Poppy series.
It is created on 10"x 10" x 1.5" block gallery wrapped canvas (staple free sides) using acrylic paints.
Lightly glazed with a semi gloss professional artists varnish to protect and seal,the sides are fully painted so this piece is ready to hang without the need for a frame ( or of course can still be framed should you choose to do so!)
Check out my other listings for other original works in this series.
A very charming and peacefully elegant work,layered with lovely atmospheric shades-this would make a beautiful addition to your art collection!
Signed and dated on the reverse.Currently available for sale -PLEASE CLICK HERE for more details!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Possibly the best place ever.....




After a mega-long day at work,I happened to have my camera to hand today as I left my studio about 7pm this evening so I captured the moment in these wonderful images.
The sun shone across the cliffs as I walked to my car and just 100 feet away is this beautiful cove.
Usually,like most of us, I am hurrying along and jumping straight into the car -It's not that I'm unappreciative,just busy!-
Anyways I was lucky enough to have time spare today to recharge my energy and simply BE for a few precious moments..... wow,beautiful. I have only softened the edges to make these look more 'arty' the rest is exactly as it was.
There sure are worse places to live-I am so very blessed :)
Happy weekend to all....xx

Teasel # 4 New Painting For Sale!



This piece is entitled 'Teasel #4 ' and measures 12" x 6" x 1+ 1/2"
The work is lightly glazed with a soft gloss artist's varnish to seal and protect.
Sides are fully painted soft black as part of the work so a frame is not necessary.
This is a wonderfully calm piece and would compliment any decor beautifully.
A truly special addition to your own or a loved one's art collection.
Please do check out my other listings for further works in this popular series ~ Commissions are also welcome!
Signed and dated on the reverse.

This piece is currently available for sale -PLEASE CLICK HERE for more views and further details!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New ACEO Designs available now!




These are just some of the latest ACEO designs currently available for sale in my etsy store - CLICK HERE now to visit my online store and see further details!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Grow....


Original mixed media painting, using inks,acrylics and oil pastels on block gallery wrapped canvas.


This piece is entitled 'Grow' and measures 8" x 8" x 1+ 1/2"
The work is lightly glazed with a soft finish artist's varnish to seal and protect.
Sides are fully painted as part of the work so a frame is not necessary.
This is one of my current favourites- a very inspirational and richly coloured work,I don't think my photos do it full justice!
A truly unusual addition to your own or a loved one's art collection.
Please do check out my other listings for further works as this is one in a series of whimsical and inspirational pieces I am currently working on ~ Commissions are also welcome!

Currently available for sale - please CLICK HERE for more details!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

In The Wild Woods


This deeply haunting painting is entitled 'The Wild Woods' and includes inks and acrylic paints. Work is being sold unframed and measures (approx) 16" x 20" x 1" so would fit a standard size frame of your choice. It is glazed with a soft sheen artist's varnish to enhance,seal and protect.

A very charismatic and bold piece,this would make a fascinating addition to any art collection!
Signed and dated on the reverse.
Currently available for sale - please CLICK HERE for more details!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Cornish Cow Parsley!



This new original work is a lovely panoramic view,entitled 'Cow Parsley on Cornish Cliff Tops ' and measures 6" x 12" x 1+ 1/2"

The work is lightly glazed with a soft gloss artist's varnish to seal and protect.
Sides are fully painted as part of the work so a frame is not necessary.

This is a soothingly calm piece and would compliment any decor beautifully.
A truly unusual addition to your own or a loved one's art collection.
Currently available for sale CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

ART ACEO


Beautiful fabric and hand stamped lettering in this mixed media ACEO,simply entitled 'ART'
Work includes fibers,stitch,paper,handmade felt,sequins,beads and one of my own hand made clay face cabs. It is backed with beautiful handmade natural kozo paper with leaf and petal inclusions. Gorgeously tactile piece of art.
Individual addition to your art card collection!
Signed and dated on the reverse.






What are ACEOs???? ACEO is the acronym for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". An ACEO is a small piece of art that can be defined by it's convenient 2.5 x 3.5 inch size. (Standard trading card size)
ACEOs are VERY different from trading cards however, because they are CREATED and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEOs are absolute ORIGINAL pieces of art! (Some artists choose to sell prints of their work -'editions' )

ACEOs are created in any medium available in the art world.
This piece is currently available in my etsy store please CLICK HERE to visit there now!

Artists are creating them in ALL kinds of styles and varieties. There are no rules limiting the artist, outside of the size dimensions. ACEOs can be framed, propped, used as bookmarks,grouped together in larger frames......use YOUR imagination! Trading Card notebooks, sleeves and holders can all be used to display them.

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