A is for Art – Your Art Journey

A is for Art – Your Art Journey

Did you know that I’ve been a teacher since 2002?  I used to teach children who struggled with learning – a challenge that I loved. But after the birth of my son I couldn’t do that anymore so I switched to teaching ladies which I love doing even more.  I love...

Critique – Pastel Pet Portrait

Can a critique help you improve your pet portraits? Obviously‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌YES‌ ‌-‌ ‌a ‌critique‌ of your pet portrait ‌can‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌improve‌ ‌because‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌an‌ ‌art‌ ‌tutor,‌ ‌both‌ ‌private‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌and‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌classes‌ ‌and‌ ‌more‌...

How to Frame a Pastel Portrait

A lot of people ask me how to frame a pastel painting so I have written this post to show you how I do it.  I use Acid free materials because my commissions are designed to last a life time.  You can choose to use different materials.  So to start, here is a list of...
Chihuahua in Soft Pastel

Chihuahua in Soft Pastel

I was asked to paint a beautiful white chihuahua by the daughter of a friend for her boyfriends Christmas present.  Little Hugo was such a delight and I got to meet him in person which is quite rare as usually people send me photos to paint.  But his owner...