I have come a long way since I sketched this in college 4 years ago. Hats off to many more years of doing what I do. Thank you for all the love you guys show me. I’ll be able to pay you back one day 🤩🤩🤩❤️❤️❤️
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Harm’s way. Framed charcoal and ink on paper. 41cm x 51cm.
Here’s a funny Pottery story to see you through the weekend. Every year for the past 4 years I have entered a piece or two of my ceramic art into the art show that my children’s hospital runs. They have been holding this exhibition for decades and the hospital is sited in a very posh part of London so they have some professional artists exhibiting, as well as us hobbiests. The art team are very enthusiastic about it, but they just don’t seem to understand that ceramics isn’t ‘acrylic on canvas’. They accept 3D work and have a cabinet for it, but there is always a problem with my pieces. I have learnt to accommodate for this in what I submit. The first year the piece I sent in was in two parts and they broke the figure and I didn’t have it returned to me for 6 months. I didn’t mind, I’m not precious about my work and accidents happen. So, the second year I sent them some vessels that were solid and squat and unbreakable, unless they were dropped out the third storey window. This time they miss labelled them. I didn’t mind, I’m not precious about my work and errors can be made. The third year I sent them something solid and unbreakable with a carefully written label and emailed them to check they knew who it belonged to. This time they didn’t label it at all and put it on its own amongst another’s artist work. Now I was starting to get a little annoyed. Not only did I not get credit for my work but some poor artist had another’s work associated with her pieces ( and they were very different). So I sent an email asking if they wanted my 3D contributions, it was fine by me if they didn’t, but they should say. The reply was a little half hearted but they said they wanted all mediums and definitely wanted me to enter a piece for the next show. So, this year I sent them this piece, ironically called ‘balancing act’. Swipe to see it in the glory of its display case. What you can’t see in the picture is the huge Christmas tree it is hidden behind and the fact that the rest of the art exhibition pieces are around the corner. I mean honestly there are only so many excuses you can make for people - you’ll have to read the comments to get the punch line.
Soft Pastels Painting
This painting of a woman in a red dress walking through a path in a wheat field is symbolic of a Christian’s journey through life with God. Jesus said in the Bible, in Matthew 28:20, that He is with us always. The red dress is a visual reminder of that spiritual reality.
This woman confidently walks the path that is before her, looking to the future, and to the Author and Finisher of her faith.
"New route" 41x33cm acrylic on canvas✨
It's one of my first paintings of a boat in many years. Usually I don't include people or boats in my paintings, just nature.
I love how dark the sea is and how beautifully sun reflects on the water, these brush strokes are made using a palette knife and a thick layer of paint.
Available in my shop (link in bio)
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“Sugar Pot and Lemon” 10”x10” oil on linen $1300 🎨 Every painting is in a sense a hero’s journey. We respond to the call, face challenges that make us want to quit, hopefully we push through to bring a gift of what we learned to the world. #stilllifepainting#oilpainting#allaprima