The Wee Drawing That Changed My Course

The Wee Drawing That Changed My Course

Earlier this year I experienced a turning point in my art. I’m not sure I was aware of it at the time. Perhaps I had an inkling that something had shifted, but it’s not till now that I see when it happened. I was on…

Retreat To Recover

Retreat To Recover

It’s been a few months since my last “proper” post and it makes me chuckle to think its subject was Resistance. One may imagine that not having blogged since then may have been caused by said Resistance! But that’s not true. The reason I haven’t…

Christmas Exhibition 2017

Christmas Exhibition 2017

I am happy to announce 15 of my pen and ink Wildlife Drawings will be featured in a Christmas Exhibition alongside the work of three other talented artists! All my work on display will be for sale. Never before have so many of my original…

Eagle-Eye And Wise Wolfy

Eagle-Eye And Wise Wolfy

I am thrilled to announce I have created two new wildlife drawings to add to my collection. Please welcome Eagle-Eye and Wise Wolfy! One of my lovely customers and friends had asked me if I would do these two animals as they are special and…

Hello Deer At The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction

Hello Deer At The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction

Tomorrow, Friday 23rd June 2017, sees the start of the Rock Trust Postcard Art Exhibition and Auction and I am very excited to be a part of it. Money raised from the sale of my framed piece, Hello Deer Original Sketch, will go to the…

Pigeons In The City

Pigeons In The City

In one of my recent blog posts, The Beauty In The Ordinary, I mentioned I was studying and sketching pigeons. It has been so much fun. This past week I had to submit some of my work from this term to my art tutor since…

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

Waiting: A Poem About A Gull

The other week I put out a request on my Facebook page for some title suggestions for one of my pen and ink wildlife drawings. I called it Friday Fun. I didn’t expect to get so many wonderful suggestions! It thrilled me to bits. I…

Beauty In The Ordinary

Beauty In The Ordinary

Over the last few months I have been immersed in my creative work, in particular in my art practice. I have been observing and recording ordinary birds, such as gulls and pigeons. Some people have questioned – out of interest and curiosity – why I…

Paintbox Summer Exhibition July 2016

Paintbox Summer Exhibition July 2016

I’m excited to share with you that two of my pastel drawings will be featured in the upcoming Paintbox Summer Exhibition – my first gallery exhibition in Scotland! After my first ever exhibition last year, which took place in my hometown in The Netherlands, I…

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

A while ago I decided to do some volunteering. I wanted to get involved with a project that would inspire me and give me a chance to give back somehow. There were the obvious choices for me – since I love wildlife and nature, I…