On the north side of Paris, over on the Rive Droite, you’ll find a funky neighbourhood that spans the third & fourth arrondissement: Le Marais. Today Le Marais area hosts a large Chinese community and is known as the centre of LGBT culture in Paris. It’s also filled with art, beautiful buildings, green squares and cute cafés. […]
There’s a story behind this elephant. A personal story from a friend, whom I painted it for a few years ago. She didn’t ask me to, I just felt like I should and it was meaningful to her. She hung it in a frame as a reminder. In all honesty I am not very good at drawing […]
MJ and Ashleigh got married on a beautiful cloudy day last year. I was honoured to be part of their wedding as the photographer and stationery maker It was a challenging brief, but I was happy with how it all turned out. They were very clear about their colour scheme and wanted something with a fynbos […]
Over Easter this year, I ended up spontaneously decorating a few eggs with a Sharpie. I practised a few different patterns and later thought it might be a nice idea to apply them to shapes on watercolour paper. Here they are, carefully painted and drawn.
If you’re looking for a cosy spot to spend a rainy day filled with both historical and contemporary art in Cork, pay a visit to the Crawford Art Gallery right nearby the Cork Opera House at Emmet Place. Entry is free and there are maps available near the entrance to help you navigate over 2000 works in the permanent […]
I was suddenly inspired by Delftware and the pottery in the Crawford Art Gallery. Later in the day I stopped over at Myo for a cup and tea and since I had my watercolours with me, I was able to paint away!
Doodling around, I started drawing a few warmly dressed bears and decided to upgrade one from a sketch to watercolour. Mr. Bear here was probably one of the things that sparked the thought in my friend MJ’s mind, that I might be able to illustrate invitations to his wedding. He wanted a sheep painted (his then […]
I’ve been doodling around and trying to improve on drawing hair, almost in a bit of an anime style. The only way to improve is to draw loads of it. I used a range f colours for shading in wax crayon and did my outlines with fine-liner. I wouldn’t naturally draw in such a dewy-eyed style […]
This is an oldie from a sketch book. I really got into using a mix of wax crayons and pencils for colouring in at a stage, perhaps a stage that I should revisit. I often find myself drawing shapes and outlines without colour. I think I managed to capture a bit of a sense of movement […]