Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Portrait of Em

Portrait of Em; gift for a friend.

Bev's news

Once again, It has been a while since I updated my blog:
There has been much to do since my last post, mainly at the allotment! Although I only acquired my plot in April my veggies have been quite successful and we are now planning to rest the ground over winter. We have had bumper crops of runner beans and beetroot and have done quite well with parsnips, carrots, tomatoes and raspberries to mention a few! Still growing are pumpkins, squash and sweetcorn. I am now also planning to bake pies and make jam with the apples and blackcurrants I have at my disposal!

On the painting front: 3 paintings: Marilyn, Sophia and Audrey have now all found new permanent homes! I was also privileged to be asked to sketch a portrait for a friend of her 103 year old mum who sadly passed away earlier this year. I was apprehensive as I hadn't attempted a personal portrait in pencil before and wanted to do the picture justice but my friend was thrilled with the result and is now happily displaying the portrait in her home. She has now asked me to paint a portrait of her mum too!

I really hate to rush through the year, especially as time seems to fly by so quickly these days but Christmas looms on the horizon and with that in mind please don't forget to order well in advance if you would like to give the gift of a portrait or painting to a loved one this Christmas. It really is a unique one-off gift which can be treasured and isn't available in any shop!
As a Christmas special offer I will be painting portraits for £17 each or two for £30. Drop me an email for more information (sizes, postage (if necessary) etc).


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog Update

Suddenly there is a lot to do on the painting front as I will be exhibiting 3 paintings at the ELMESTHORPE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION 2010, venue: Village Hall and St Mary's Church, Elmesthorpe, date and time: Sat 12 June, 11-5 and Sunday 13 June, 11-4. Come along if you can as there will be many varied styles of art, including pottery, paintings, needlework etc to view with the chance to purchase. Artwork is a great original gift-there are never two items the same when handmade!
Anyway that's my advertising out of the way!!
I have been very busy this month as I have acquired an allotment which has needed a lot of work to get it into shape for late planting, have had lots of help, particularly from my father who has both brains and talent in the garden! Thanks Dad.
Bert has been busy too with the manual work...digging!
I have done my share with digging, planting and 'landscaping'!!
I am pleased to say I have just completed one commission for 'Freddie Mercury' and I have another 3 potential commissions in the pipeline.
Don't forget to leave your comments if you view this site as it's good to get feedback on my artwork.
Thanks for looking.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Ms Hepburn!

Comedy Clowns!

Famous comedy duo; they sure make a lot of fine messes!!

He 'wear's it well'!

Mr Stewart!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

'Just George'

This is a portrait of my grandson, George.

Ms M-Version 2

2nd version of Ms Monroe, this time on a black background.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's a kind of Magic!!


Just Joss

Well, this one didn't go quite as planned but I put it down to experience!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blog update

Just been reading through my old posts as it's been a while since I added anything to the blog until recently as my artwork came to a standstill for quite some time, but I am getting back on track with it now and have decided to give the 'pop art' a go. It has mainly been a success so far but still practising with different acrylics and canvases. It's nice to try different painting styles.
It's also great to get positive feedback so don't forget to leave your comments on the page.

Looking back at the blog it was interesting to read the list of things I wanted to do; I tried the horseriding and decided that hobby is for the brave...and the young!! My horse decided to bolt when it heard two others fighting and gave me quite a scare! That was the first and last horseriding lesson for me! The drumming lesson was great but I din't pursue that either! I did apply to Uni and got to the selection day but pulled out as I decided it wasn't for me.
Real good news is that my gorgeous baby grandson, Jack, was born on 22 January this year and I am really enjoying spending time with him.

As for the art: I am hoping to get a selection of 'pop art' pieces together and showing them at an exhibition if possible later in the summer.....lot's of work is needed first though to build my collection and sort out a venue etc. It's not something I have attemped solo before so here's hoping I chase that particular dream!!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Ms M

Ms M
Look out for more poses from Ms M

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Pop Art number 4.........Pirate of the Caribbean!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010


Second 'pop art'-Laura

Thursday, March 18, 2010


It's been such a long while since I have updated my blog that I couldn't remember how to access it!!

Here is my latest artwork: 'POP ART'.......my son ADAM

I am happy to take commissions for your favourite subject, be it a family member, pet or favourite celeb. You can contact me at:

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