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Published 03 Jul 2014 at 22:36

My past week...

I have watched: hardly any TV (for those who don't know, I LOVE TV and I could care less how sad that is.)

I have been reading: Cricket Term by Antonia Forest. I always seem to revert back to children's books when I'm stressed or sad, although like Alan Garner, Forest's books are a little bit more than your usual children's books.

I have been laughing at: literally the funniest thing I have ever read, Antonia Forest's Marlows series in lolcat. What is LOLCAT?! I had to read up on it too, basically it's an internet thing, badly spelt nonsense printed onto a cute cat picture - 'A lolcat (pronounced /ˈlɒlkæt/ LOL-kat) is an image macro of one or [...]


Published 23 Jun 2014 at 21:33

The Lakes

Published 07 Jun 2014 at 21:20

Holiday time

Published 29 May 2014 at 21:04

'Kitty Blue' - 100 x 100 cm, painted many moons ago (2004)

New works & site shop

Published 18 May 2014 at 19:45


I finished all those paintings for Little Van Gogh, 11 in total, all 100 x 100 cm (39 x 39")... Was a task I can tell you! But I did enjoy the making, I like setting myself a challenge, I find I can work through ideas when I'm working fast & sometimes nice surprises happen, but not always, one piece was painted over 3 times... If you click to read more of this post you can view the series, oh and if you click on an image it'll pop up and you can quickly scroll through them.

I'll add a link to Little Van Gogh once the works are live on their site, they're all available to purchase for £525 each and will ship from [...]

Right now

Published 13 May 2014 at 19:27

Ollie in the studio...

Blog Thinking

Published 12 May 2014 at 10:02

Morning studio with the curtains drawn..


Published 12 May 2014 at 09:35

Hello! Couple of newsy things, a few sales featuring pieces of my work on One Kings Lane to look out for this week: The Modern Home, also Try a Little Lilac & The Shared Collection both start today (12th of May), then there's Visions of Summer and Layer With Ease (both start tomorrow - 13th May) - One Kings Lane prints are only available to buyers in the U.S.

I've donated a painting to Medics Against Violence for their upcoming charity event 'The Enchanted Garden Party' which takes place at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday the 7th of June, tickets are £35 each. Medics Against Violence is a Scottish charity aiming to prevent acts of violence - you can read more about what they do on their website, they're very much my kind of charity!

Also, I'm Artist of the Month over at Alt-Aesthetics a fab not-for-profit arts site supporting emerging UK-based artists.

Saatchi Art - Yves Klein Blue

Published 02 May 2014 at 20:05

Saatchi Art - Inspired by Yves Klein Collection

Sasha (2013) is featured in one of Saatchi Art's homepage collections this week, Yves Klein Blue. I always like looking at their collections, there's some great work on that site, I always seem to find something to inspire me.

It's been yet another week of poor sleep (my baby is a terrible sleeper), I am very much an 8 hours + kind of girl sleep-wise and the past few months are starting to take their toll! That was one of the reasons I switched from oil to acrylic gouache, just for the time being as I'm getting such short spells of studio time I need the fast drying time. I keep thinking about oil though, I'm definitely going back to it soon because while acrylics are bright and fun, they lack the depth of oils (in my opinion anyway). Acrylic suits rushed painting, oil suits my standard 2 hour slots of painting time - I like a breather after a couple of hours.

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Published 29 Apr 2014 at 10:03

New piece - 100 x 100 cm (39 x 39")