Yeaayyyy she's done. I'm leaving her as is now with all her quirks. I'm enjoying adding gold leaf, which is lethal, because once a girl starts with the sparkle who knows where it will end ✨😂
A recent piece that came about just from exploring and playing in the studio, with no set end game in mind. Just applying the paint. It feels quite organic and I'm definitely going to pursue this idea a little further. #acrylicpainting #artwork #createeveryday #organicartwork #expressiveart #contemporaryart #homedecor #homeinspo #blushpink
I remember when I used to refer to Wednesday as hump day.....i.e. once you're past it you're over the 'hump' and it's almost the weekend. This doesn't even occur to me anymore as I love what I do so every day is great (ok well not EVERY day 😉 otherwise it'd be all 'Stepford-wifey') When I was in a job I didn't enjoy, the mornings were filled with dread, the day was about clock watching and the evenings were spent worrying about the next day. I know.....crazy! But does it sound familiar? All too often talented artists put their dreams to one side out of fear or complacency. "I'm too old" "I don't have a degree" "I'm not tech savvy" "My style of work isn't popular" "I don't have time" ......and the list goes on. Sadly most of these things are mistaken beliefs and just old stories we keep telling ourselves. Are you getting in your own way? If so, how can you make the shift?
A little 'impromtu' oil and mixed media painting. Spring is obviously in the air ☺️ #contemporaryart #fineart #artoftheday #instaart #artwork #artlife #gallery #creative #paint
It's been a lovely sunny day again here so thought I'd take the opportunity to have a spring clean of the studio. I've learnt so much this year about making art and also about business. Even though I've been building businesses for over 16 years, things change, new technology comes out, people discover better ways of doing things and I love that. I've been on some amazing courses to make sure I stay abreast of what's happening. The progress really keeps you on your toes. I think that's why I love this industry so much. We get to be creative, we get to chose, to design, to play. I mean seriously....is there a better job out there. I seriously doubt it. #artist #artlife #studio #instaartist #canvas #artistic_share #artist_sharing
Sunday mornings mmmmmmmm don't you just love em.
A softer, figurative piece from a collection called ‘Unfolding’ that’s due to appear on the new website soon! This collection is about the transitional states we go through in relationships with ourselves and with others. The things we feel and the strength we find inside when we decide to be vulnerable. This piece is called ‘To Feel Your Touch’ Happy Saturday everyone 😘 #aotd #artistsofinsta #contemporaryartist #expressiveart #abstractexpressionism #emergingartist #vulnerability #love #passion #interiorblogger #housestyle #housedecor #interiordecor #blushpink
Just working on some cushion designs for the new website. I love interiors and for many years now have been doing houses up, slowly, on the side. I know some people like to stay in the same house for years and I really admire that but I can’t do it. I get itchy feet and want to explore, start a new project and get stuck in. It’s the transformation that’s exciting, from dark, dingy and run down, to light, airy and welcoming. Shockingly bad at the preparation so I leave that to the experts, but love the end bits where you get to choose colours and decorate 😍 On occasion I’ve struggled finding cushions/lampshades etc that will go exactly with what’s in my head, so I thought I’d design some myself. It’s so much fun it’s ridiculous- honestly you could lose hours in a pay just playing with this kind of thing Anyway happy Friday everyone, enjoy the weekend whether you’re cushion designing or just chilling out 🥰 Image credit @ikea #interiorinspo #artinspiredinteriors #bespokecushions #designyourown #homeinteriors #homestyle #designinspo #studioday #inspiration
The truth about what we actually look like in the studio 🤣 Sometimes there are even more layers of jumpers amd fingerless gloves just to perfect the vagrant look. I see artists looking gorgeous in clean outfits that match their paintings 😳 and perfectly poised. I know this is just marketing so just thought I’d share the truth. Who else looks like they’ve been dragged through a paint-filled hedge backwards by the time they leave the studio? Or like a female Adam Ant? Or a coal miner if charcoal has been involved? #studioday #artistslife #paintcovered #artistsofinstagram #igartist #studiolife #artstudio #showingup #doingthework
Almost there with the new website now! It’s taken a bit longer than expected as I’m trying to fit it in, in between helping the Passion into Profit students building their sites. So excited to share it though 🤩 I absolutely love seeing the transformation the students make from their old websites to the new ones. It's time consuming to set up, but like anything else, if you do it right the first time it saves a lot of headaches. Then in between, getting some precious time in the studio to paint. I don't know where all the hours in the day are going during lockdown?? #lockdownlife #artbusiness #artistwebsites #shopify #ecommerce #artprints #originalart #contemporaryartist #womenartists #igartists #aotd