Witchy Illustration

A couple of years ago, I did some ballpoint drawings for Inktober, and ended up drawing this wee witch and her cat. I enjoyed the outcome so much, I made a few other scenes of them together.
After making small prints, they proved to be a popular duo online and in sales, so they’ve made a comeback! I’ve begun to compile and develop the series, and look forward to seeing where it goes. This year I’m experimenting with colour, and at the request of a dog lover, a little pup companion…

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Sep/Oct: Kids Art, Market, Studio

This is a nice time of year for me to reflect/prepare and be inspired. I’m currently well underway in the planning for Fun A Day Dundee 2020, and feel inspired and motivated for my own art practice also. I have 4 Christmas markets over November and December which I’m excited for. This will be my fifth year running Fun A Day, and over it’s years it has grown in popularity and the exhibition event following the January project has become bigger. This year I’ve created a team to help with the workload from Dec-April which is exciting! I’m looking forward to seeing how this year develops. Keep your eyes peeled on Fun A Day’s Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

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Fun A Day organising in the studio

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I sold some work at a local Craft Market in Kirriemuir to raise money for Leuchie House in October. It was a nice warm up for Christmas markets, and a chance to sell some old stock, to make room for the sparkly new mini paintings and prints.

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Enjoying art projects with kids at the school – they enjoyed exploring the playground for plant debris to create plant weaving pieces to decorate the halls with. The kids enjoy messy, tactile and active art projects 🙂

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Leaf printing using coloured felt tips!

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It’s nice making practical work like this with kids, as it inspires my own work 🙂

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Making star plant art in the playground using twigs, leaves, berries, and team work!

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I am so taken to drawing animals and doodles like this for the kids to colour in. I have a whole folder filled with originals, and they love it. Best thing about it is I take requests from them. They love to see something they imagine being brought to life. I’m lucky that my class this year are SO cretive, they even have their own art portfolios (binder folders) in class. So inspiring and fun to teach.

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Little mini commission painting

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Peel Farm Summer Market 2019

This summer, I brought along my work to Peel Farm for their summer market. There was a great variety of stalls, food, drink, and live music. A great way to start the summer at an outdoor market! Thanks to everyone who supports local businesses and artists. Here are the photos:

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Plant Power Day 2019

Another successful Plant Power Day at The University of Dundee Botanic Garden! There were drizzles of rain throughout, but that did not stop the crowds! Kids loved the chalk boards, colouring in sheets, communal canvas, cork hearts, and the nature trail sheets I made up. Loads of different stall and activities for families all day, in such a beautiful setting!

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Animal Drawings/Paintings

April – July 2019

Here’s a selection of some of the paintings and drawings I’ve done over the past few months. Mini paintings on wee wooden slices, coated in varnish, with a magnet or pin fastening on the back. Custom pet portraits still available on this scale and on paper for traditional pencil/painting.

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Mini paintings

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Sold – acrylic collie sketch on wood

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Gifted – graphite drawing of cat

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Sold – Pencil drawing of lab

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Sold – acrylic postcard paintings of spaniels

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Sold – acrylic custom pet portrait mini painting

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Sold – acrylic custom pet portrait mini painting

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Sold – acrylic custom pet portrait mini painting

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Graphite pencil drawing

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Sold – custom pencil drawing of pet

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Acrylic mini paintings

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