Footwear Designer turned Artist | Illustrator | Designer posting all original art. Incurable love of wobbly lines, colour, repeat patterns and the ocean.
Please check out my bigcartel for originals and my Etsy Shop for prints of my originals.
Fellow creatives out there will understand me on this…
I had no intention of creating these illustrations today. They were not on my ‘to-do’ list. If I have a strong enough sense of inspiration I tend to go with it because I know I won’t return to that moment!
Today I went with the flow and had fun.
I’m sure I will put them up for sale in some form or another on my Etsy shop :)
Although I have spent most of my weekend fixing the window regulator in my beetle (THE hardest.job.ever), I was able to retrieve some artistic happiness from the hours lost fiddling with bolts and electronics.
I was informed ‘Joy To The Sea’ had been SOLD to a happy customer at The New Gallery in Woolacombe. Woohoo!
It’s amazing selling artwork. Every kind of artist loves it. It is (ironically) priceless! For someone to part with their hard earned loot on my work is amazing. Not only does it bring worlds of encouragement, it puts what I am doing into perspective. Not only do I love doing it, other people love me doing it too :D
As you may be aware I have recently moved into a lovely little seaside apartment and haven’t picked up a paintbrush for a while. At the weekend I transformed the spare room into a bit of a mini studio - I made an awesome workbench out of some used scaffolding planks and trestles from Ikea. I put my easel up, looked out to sea, mixed up some paints and came up with this - ‘The Calm’. The title has multi meanings, the calm before the storm (I hope not!), the calm after moving house, and the calming colours and flowing brush strokes.
Not my usual style but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and experiment. You can still see ‘my’ colours coming through though!
I have been unable to blog for a while as I have moved house and been internet-less. As of this evening I am back in the game!
You may have read recently, I am now represented by one of the world’s leading art licensing companies supplying stunning images for an array of merchandise to manufacturers around the world. MGL Licensing. They have launched an online Print Store, featuring many images previously unavailable to the general public.
I have just been informed that I am featured on the homepage here(image above). Big up!
Check out my profile on Pixels.com here. The phone covers are FAB!