Wednesday, 7 March 2018

NEW oil painting of Krishna and His mother

I've begun a new oil painting, well I say begun, but in actual fact it has been ongoing for many months. I had an artist block on this painting for a long time, then figured out that the block was caused by uncertainty. The painting needed changes, big changes which I was afraid of, but I knew it had to be done before I could continue.

I waited for inspiration for a long time, but the painting stayed in limbo.
Then finally it happened, I dreamt of a powerful being, He was magnificent in every way. He was half  man and half lion. He had fur of bright shades of yellow and speckled with blood. At first I never knew why I was having these dreams. I kept having them over and over again. I knew I had to create a painting of Him. His look was ferocious but I didn't feel fear, in fact I felt protected. That is how my painting titled "The Great Protector" was inspired. When I neared completion of this painting, an incredible urge to complete my original painting took over.

Again the inspiration came to me in vivid dreamlike stages. I could see and knew what had to be done. The changes are big, but the vision I have of the painting is magnificent. Holding the paintbrush, there is a powerful emotion in my heart and mind. I cannot tell if it is sadness, love or excitement, it is overwhelming.

I cannot wait for you all to see this painting, it is an inspiration of an early morning pastime. It is an intimate and private exchange between mother, child and devoted servants. An act of love and wonder.

Thank you for reading and if you have any comments, please do not hesitate to write.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

The Great Protector

I just finished my painting titled "The Great Protector"

This painting is inspired from Vedic and Buddhist philosophy.
A powerful being in the form of half man and lion, He is described as seated on a universal serpent with many hoods. The Great Protector is known as Lord Narasingadeva and to this very day is found in ancient caves and temples in the East. The oldest artefact thought to be Lord Narasingadeva is carbon dated to be approximately between 35000 and 40000 years old, discovered in a cave in Germany.
 There is a wonderful story found in Vedic scripture how an all powerful being known as Lord Narasingadeva appeared to save a child from his abusive father, an evil King, who tried to behead his son because he believed God was more powerful than him. I won't go into much detail here, but it is remarkable how the little boy had faith that the Lord he was devoted to will always be there to protect him, so when Lord Narasingadeva appeared and killed his father, the boy was not afraid, nor sad, nor confused. He believed and knew the fearsome figure was in fact the Lord he loved and worshipped and was there to protect him from harm.

This inspired me to paint this painting, how did Lord Narasimha look, what did the King see, what did the little boy see?
How would Lord Narasingadeva have looked when He attacked the King?

This painting took me many months to complete, most nights I envisioned Lord Narasingadeva's eyes, mane and nails...
I will be painting a much larger painting soon, showing all the detail of what is happening, this painting is the closer details of the snake hoods and the Great Protector themselves, the larger scale will show a fuller scene.

Please feel free to leave a comment.
This painting will be up for sale soon, I hope you enjoyed this entry, thank you for reading.

Monday, 26 February 2018


It has been a while since my last post, I've had exams and graduated from University. That is right folks, I am now a qualified Scientist! Look out world, I am armed with a lab coat and bunsen burner!!

Other than the exciting world of chemistry, I have also been glued to my canvas. Gave up my full-time job to completely dive into oil painting. I paint everyday for hours until my fingers begin cramping. Yes, yes, that doesn't sound great, but it's all about perfection, my paintings must be glorious masterpieces at any cost! So a bit of cramps and blurred eyes is a small price to pay for excellence!

I have just signed up to a few online galleries, my paintings are nearing completion, so I am setting up accounts on a few Artsy sites so I'm all prepared for the big day of uploading these beauties.

I'm always open to suggestions, please write with your thoughts and advice if you can think of more ways I could branch out to a wider audience.

I'm hoping to hold a private show in the summer and sign up for open house shows, but more on these events later on!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Another Day in the world of Flowers!

I decided after 'The Hibiscus' flower sketch, to make a whole series celebrating their beauty called 'Flower Power'.
Here is the second photo added to the series, this is called 'Cheeky Fuchsias'.

Flowers are natural wonders, all so beautiful, have a variety of smell, shape, colours, unique in behaviour and attractive to all big and small.

So, if anyone is reading my posts and would like to add their favourite flowers to my collection, please feel free to either write to me in person or post a comment with your flower name. I will draw your favourite flower and add to the collection.

Depending on how many respond, I might hold a prize draw where you could be the lucky winner of a signed original sketch from this flower series.

Let's have some fun!

I'm a tad slow with pencil drawings, but I'm enjoying the challenge.

Here are my 'Cheeky Fuchsias'
Pencil sketch approx 9hrs

Monday, 24 July 2017

My HIBISCUS flower sketch

Hi all lovely people,

So a quick flower sketch of Hibiscus. Took approximately 12 hours to complete....

This is actually my first ever still life flower pencil sketch. My comfort zone is actually with oil paints, but I decided to stretch myself. So here it is, Hibiscus!

Promoting my art has been a tough journey, still is... But I'm positive I will find some amazing networking opportunities that will rocket my Artwork in the right direction.....

If I could pay for advertising or afford an agent, I would be up in the stars with all the other well known Artists, but I like many other haven't the finances for gallery exhibitions or fancy websites. But that is ok, good Art takes time and patience, eventually our work will be stumbled across sooner or later. In the meantime I see this time as practice, tweaking my skills so when I'm found, I will be even more brilliant than at present! All gems need polishing!

Okay, so if there's anyone out there with some ideas or feedback, I'm dying to hear from you!

Thank you for reading! xxx

Monday, 27 February 2017

An ARTIST no matter what!

Hi There Beautiful Art Lovers!

So, here's a bit about myself.

Once upon a time I used to be a baker. Yes, that's right, an Artist becomes a baker! Stars collided, planets fell, the whole universe went into a spin!!! It was fantastic, I turned every single cake and cupcake into a unique piece of Art and people were completely taken by surprise.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, called seperation, I lost my artsy cake business, but kept my fabulous looks, so not a meltdown!

Thinking I could rule the world, I decided to go back into education.
For some reason an honours degree in Biomedical Science sounded like a fantastic option, so I dived straight in!
This is now my final year at university and I can honestly say, the University experience has been like a rollercoaster ride of emotion. 
Art keeps me alive, it's my life support, when everything is falling apart, assignment deadlines piling up and exams pressing on....I just take an extra dose of painting...

If it hasn't been for my Art, I would have gone completely loopy by now.

So, that's my life story in a nutshell, oh that and that I used to be a nun many moons ago.... but that's all for now folks! 

Here is a photo of my very first Dinosaur cake I made for a kiddie’s party! ENJOY!!!!

NEW oil painting of Krishna and His mother

I've begun a new oil painting, well I say begun, but in actual fact it has been ongoing for many months. I had an artist block on this p...