This is my artwork to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme. My painting was inspired by a Poem by The next William Shakespeare, aka Brian Kinlan as a collaborative piece. It is part of a two part pop up gallery. Local artists have all collaborated with Brian depicting their own artistic style based on a chosen poem. The exhibition is now open at Coffeevolution in Huddersfield from 2nd till 3rd July and then in Halifax at The Loom Lounge 9th and 10th July.
My latest commissioned pet portrait is complete. This is Pepper! As with all my portraits i used the lovely Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils on a smooth paper with white gel pen as highlights on the whiskers.
If you would like your own portrait like this one or of a person you can find the price list on my Pet & Horse Portrait Page.
There's a new painting in the Landscapes and Seascapes gallery! This is a small acrylic painting. I'm loving painting garden scenes at the moment and it's nice to have a smaller piece to add to the collection!
After having almost a year of using nothing but pencils i decided it was time for a change so i brought the paints back out and painted this serene little scene of a water garden. And i finished it just in time for the first day of spring too! This canvas will be available to buy soon and hopefully there will be prints available too. If you are interested in any of these products please contact me on via my Contact Me page.
Do you fancy joining me for my next Pinot and Picasso evening at Craft and Crumpet later on in the year? If you do this is the image we are going to be painting! The stunning Northern Lights in the snow. I painted this today and this original canvas will be making its way to Craft and Crumpet for you all to see. You can either work as a couple, painting across two canvases or singly as i have done here. It will make the perfect picture to hang and show off to family and friends over the festive period, or why not give it as a special hand made present to someone you love.
Storytime was part of the colored pencil magazines challenge for this month and what a task! All that texture and detail took quite a while! I couldn't resist the cute image though especially as i haven't been feeling well recently, it was the perfect tonic!
Todays acrylic workshop at the Cloud 9 Gallery produced some amazing pantings! This time we were painting one of Alex Taylor's photographs taken at Whitby and Alex also joined in and created his first ever painting, which looks fab!
In Previous classes we hadn't painted a really dramatic sky or water and this photograph worked well with the contrast of textures from a highly textured bright fiery sky to a smooth, tranquil, cool sea. It ended up being quite challenging and all of our paintings changed dramatically over the course the afternoon! The results are outstanding! Well done Alex and Beverley!
This is "Fiery Sky", Acrylic on A4 Canvas.
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.