Category Archives: painting

The September express

How is it September seems to have leapt straight into the middle of the month? Still trying to get on top of the drawing waves – here’s one of Harry and Ron on that first September 1st train ride to … Continue reading

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A leaf-and-flower-bordered gift

A recent commission: an illustration of James and Peri (and Reggie), as a wedding gift, with borders of olive and fig leaves and alpine forget-me-nots, representative of home places. Also some of the sketches I did before starting the final … Continue reading

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Uprooted

I recently read Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. Here’s a post-it note sized watercolour drawing of a few of its heroes. If you’re in need of a book that offers a perfectly contained folkloric world of well-written magic, unflinchingly honest friendships, … Continue reading

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Fixing things like wings

I had an incredibly sweet commission for a gift for Father’s Day recently: drawings for a story written by Anitia, the mother of these two little girls, featuring her family and a hapless little dino, unable to fly home with … Continue reading

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Stuart the Apple Tree

I had the pleasure of making this illustration for a story by Tracy Wang, creator of the lovely I am the First Bite website, filled with stories for children that are accompanied by delicious looking recipes. You can read the … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast(‘s Library)

The live action Beauty and the Beast film was really enjoyable! It was fun to paint these two reading and glancing too, so I tried making it into a little animated gif : >

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Featuring a few Australian birds

A little while ago I had the pleasure of painting this commission of my cousin and her fiancé, who both studied birds in Australia, commissioned by my other cousin, Marjolein, as a gift. Rosellas are Leonie and Raoul’s particular area of expertise, but … Continue reading

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