My Body Is My Queen

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My Body Is My Queen (work in progress) – oil on canvas.

She speaks when I don’t listen

She sees me when I’m lost

She’s not always forgiving

Because she pays the cost

I only know I love her

Cause she’s my only one

I’m sorry for the damage

That cannot be undone

She tells me everything

That I need to know

If I don’t listen good

In sickness it will show

There’s nothing in between

My body never lies to me

My body is my queen

My ruler, my guide, everything

My body is my queen

My everything.

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Happy New Year!

IMG_20171231_132233Wishing you all a very happy 2018! Thank you to everyone who has followed my work in 2017. Your support and interaction has been wonderful. Lets hope this year brings more positive possibilities. This year has been an extremely challenging one for me. My everyday life seems to be woven with frustrating obstacles that get in the way of my creative life. Art, music and storytelling is always a sanctuary of inspiration and comfort and I love the connections it creates with people who are attuned to it. The more I can incorporate these into my everyday existence, the more I become closer to the person I wish to be. Hopefully one day, my art life and everyday life will feel more like one thing, rather than the one fighting the other.

Above everything else, having a positive connection to the people and the world around me is so important.

What I hope to achieve in 2018:

Work hard

Be healthy

Be art

Be music

Be kind

I hope you all find happiness and inspiration in 2018!

 

RAINBOW EYE – new painting

It’s great to be back painting again! I’m starting to feel like a normal human being again after quitting my job! Well, almost normal. Here’s ‘Rainbow Eye’

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This is an oil on canvas painting measuring 8×8 inches.

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Which also looks totally amazing through my bf’s psychedelic, kaleidoscope filter

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This painting is now available through my Etsy Shop

 

 

 

ART GIVEAWAY!

So, these are all my freebie mash-ups. I’m currently giving ‘Fly’ away via my facebook page.

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‘Sing’ was left at a location in Hereford on Friday and it was pretty much picked up straight away. Cool!

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I’m planning on leaving a mash-up print at Down On The Farm Festival  next weekend where my band January Girl are playing. Please…don’t rain!!!

Commissioned Work

BRUCE – Pencil & ink on PaperBRUCE

It’s been a while since i posted anything, so i thought i would write a little update about what I’ve been getting up to since my February Exhibition. I get asked quite regularly to do portraits. When i was first teaching myself to draw, i would sit and copy photographs to sharpen up my drawing skills. After a while, people took notice and would ask me to do a drawing for them, usually a traditional style portrait of a family member or a pet. At the time, i wasn’t thinking about drawing in a particular style. For me, it was simply ‘drawing practice’. It helped me develop and lay down the building blocks for a bigger vision that i had for my personal work. Over the years though, this type of traditional drawing has given me the opportunity to get paid work while i continue to work on building my own creative vision.

At the moment, I’m working on two commissions which i will write about over the next few weeks. My last commission was ‘Bruce’, a pencil & ink portrait drawing.