Postcard Spaniel

Love this wee postcard sized spaniel painting!
If you’d like your own just get in touch.
Pms welcome on Facebook!

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Little Witch Drawings

These wee drawings began for Inktober last year, but I like her so much, and so do others it seems!, that she’s made her way into a bunch of prints and is now having new adventures.

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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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Running FADD 2019

At the end of last year/start of this year, I became engrossed in Fun A Day Dundee. This year was different as the number of participants who took part increased (dramatically for the ones in January… went from looking over 60 people to 90), we got funding (super yay, thanks Creative Scotland), and I had an amazing wee team of helpers that varied over the course of the project and event.

Because of these changes to Fun A Day, it meant I had to figure out the new challenges of this quaint project becoming a bigger deal. New experiences with management, delegation, time management, budgeting, etc. It felt hectic, confusing, inspiring and fun all in one! It was a little bit of a shock at first, as in previous years, I was able to chill out, and chat with everyone who took part, and take all the time in the world to set up. Due to other work commitments and increase in participants, this year I was working on fewer hours, and more people, leaving me to face the reality of the project changing! It is exciting though, to be rewarded with the popularity, good wishes, help, and positive attitude towards the project this year.

I have already begun planning Fun A Day Dundee 2020, and am adamant about certain changes, and cannot wait to roll it all out, and spread the fun yet again! Check out this blog post on the fun a day dundee website for the results of the exhibition.

Much love to everyone who helped this year πŸ™‚

Photos by JillyJillyDesign

Pet Portraits 2018/2019

I’ve had a really busy few months, and I’m only now getting a chance to update my blog! After the Etsy Christmas Market, I did another one (The Gate Church Cafe Christmas Craft Fair). I enjoyed selling at these markets, I look forward to more this year!Β In the run up to Christmas my diary was jam packed with pet portraits over 1-2 months. This post is a selection of the portraits I drew & painted over that time.

After all this painting and sketching over the festive season, I jumped back into the busy planning and organising that is Fun A Day Dundee. This year, I applied for funding in order to continue running the exhibition as the numbers of participants grow each year. I am so pleased that Creative Scotland are funding us, and it’s very exciting planning and delivering all the new elements in the run up to the show. We’re looking at around 70 people exhibiting. It’s such a rewarding and inspiring project, with so many different people, with different skill sets, all bringing their own take to the same project.

I look forward to the exhibition, but am also looking further through the year and planning commissioned work, personal projects, markets, as well as Fun A Day Dundee 2020 can you believe it!

  1. Acrylic on paper (A4) This may be one of my favourite paintings I’ve done!

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2. Beautiful ginger cat! A2, coloured pencil on paper.

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3. This adorable wee Scottish terrier. Acrylic paint on paper, A4.

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4. I did love drawing this dog! Coloured pencil on paper, A4.

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5. A3 acrylic painting. I think this was the first painted dog (on this scale, on canvas) I had done in a while, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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6. Set of 3 postcard sized paintings on paper. Acrylic paint. I enjoyed painting this wee trio!

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7. Little pup, acrylic paint on canvas A4. I’m keen to create a few drawings and paintings this year directly onto a bold colour/coloured paper.

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8.Β  This double act, acrylic on canvas, A2. πŸ™‚

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9. Another acrylic on canvas, A2.

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10. & an acrylic on paper horse πŸ™‚

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