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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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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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TY Cafe drawing

A sketchbook drawing from when I visited the TY Seven Dials cafe recently when I was in London. So happy to see the print of my Seoul messenger birds illustration  up on the wall there! I took a picture of it … Continue reading

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Double-sided sparkling

 A card I made for my sister’s birthday a week ago : ) Maker of pots, swimmer of lakes and pools, expert of style, grower of plants, planner extraordinaire – she’s the sparkliest! This left portrait was on the front … Continue reading

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Red haired heroines

Recently I found myself thinking about red hair, and before I knew it had doodled a small series of portraits featuring some of my favourite red headed book characters, and as I’d been missing watercolour, painted them during breaks from the computer screen. There are … Continue reading

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The Wild Wilde Webster Wedding

Over the last few months it has been a big honour and an amazing amount of paper-filling, time-devouring fun to work on this fantastic commission for a wedding! I had previously painted a Star Wars card for the excellent and lovely Ben … Continue reading

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National Gallery Sketching

A friend and I took our sketchbooks to London’s National Gallery one evening. There was a fantastic exhibition of paintings by Peder Balke on, most of them on very small boards but huge in their dramatic brushstroke stormclouds, swirling waves, sudden light-points … Continue reading

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