Bluebirds is a celebration of rich colour and curious creatures. I really enjoyed introducing texture into the paint surface and letting my imagination run free. I worked in acrylic to build up the textural underpainting, then worked in layers of oils to bring the rich, glowing colours to life.
A collection of thoughts and images
I have been so enjoying exploring colour and pattern in my latest paintings. I have felt the need to just have fun, taking nothing seriously in the face of all that is happening in our world at the moment. This painting is my escape into a world of plum coloured birds and oversized flowers.
King Penguins are the most stunning and striking birds. I have had the privilege of working alongside enormous colonies of these fascinating penguins on South Georgia. I will always remember the deafening noise that a large colony emmits, with the adults calling and the chicks whistling. The chicks are infinitely curious, and will investigate your
To acknowledge ‘World Albatross Day’, which is coming up on the 19th of June 2020, one of the most magnificent birds to travel the vast oceans, the Wandering Albatross, is the subject of my latest bird study. Their streamlined wings, up to 3.5meters in length, help these enormous birds to glide effortlessly above the waves,
My two new favourites, Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins. Deciding what to depict is always the challenge. There are so many fascinating behaviour patterns and characteristics to these birds. I have so enjoyed researching their lives and capturing each species in my ‘Sketchbook Studies’ range of Limited Edition Prints.
Two species of penguins have been occupying my creative time for the last few weeks. The charismatic Chinstrap Penguin, with its narrow black chin band resembling a helmet strap, and the endearing Adélie Penguin, with its determined walk, flippers outstretched. I have added these two to my ‘Bird Portraits’ range of limited edition prints, extending
I have been working on some new designs to add to my range of limited edition prints and greeting cards. I have decided to include Antarctica into my themes. There are such wonderful creatures that are found in the icy extremes of the earth, and this artwork depicts some of my favourite birds that call
I have recently completed two new designs to add to my Greeting Card and Art Print range, SPROUT. I have had great fun developing the range, as it has given me the opportunity to explore the fantastic natural diversity we have in South Africa. My latest two designs are a celebration of plush proteas, malachite