Monday, 27 December 2010

Two new British Council pics

These are just two from the latest batch I've been working on. The second picture is meant to show a child from each of the 20 countries involved in the British Council school partnerships.

Recent Commissions

The first of this batch is to hang in the headmistress's study at the Gower School in Barnsbury, Islington and the rest were Christmas and Winter birthday presents. I was painting until 23rd Dec, making sure deadlines met. My husband John mounts and frames pics if people want that option.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Two New House Paintings

Both these houses are in Highgate and were commissioned to mark children going off to college.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

New exterior and interior pictures

The top picture was commissioned by my 93 year old mother's best friend for one of her grandsons and his family. The second picture was commissioned as a leaving present for a couple in Edinburgh.

Leaving Card

Picture commissioned privately by staff members at British Council in Edinburgh for person leaving to go to Kenya.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

New Illustration Work

Am working on a book teaching children to play piano, published by FJH (US publisher). Lovely job to do as has challenge of tiny spaces to fill - the pics all have to be vignettes, but with very varied subjects. The job came through the lovely agency Arena.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Pics for Unicef

These are some of the pics I've just done for a worksheet commissioned by Unicef for nursery and reception children, trying to explain climate change.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

New House Painting

This pic took longer than most as the family had scaffolding outside and skips and it was difficult to see the house until all that was cleared away.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Fritz Wegner

I've put these pictures up because Fritz Wegner has always been one of my very favourite illustrators and I bumped into him again a couple of weeks ago. I first met him when I was sitting on my cards-and-house-paintings stall at Highgate Fair last year and he came up and was looking at my work so I asked if he was in 'Art' himself and he said he was an illustrator, so I gently said 'Can I ask your name?' and I nearly fell of my chair when he smiled and said Fritz Wegner. I love his brilliant drawing, line, colour and sense of humour...

More British Council pics

Have just finished big job for the British Council of over 30 illustrations for their new online course on cultural  cifferences between partnership schools. The course will be accessible to schools in the UK and countries in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, India and other countries in the Far East.

Icons of Osteopath Clinics

The osteopath, Robin Kiashek, commissioned me to do little 'icons' of his two clinics, for use on his website and stationery etc. These were coloured in Photoshop, instead of the usual watercolour technique.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New British Council pics

This pic is one of a new batch I'm working on for the British Council. It's a new online course for schools in the UK, South America, Africa and India, looking at how we are shaped by our culture...

Friday, 21 May 2010

Latest House Paintings

New exteriors of, top, a cottage in Wiltshire; middle, the outside of the same house from the last blog entry; bottom, a house in Muswell Hill with extended family members....

Thursday, 6 May 2010

New Interior Painting

Penny Gunstone commissioned this after I put one of my fliers in the bag of cards she'd bought at All Saints Primary school fete a few weeks ago.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Charleston Farmhouse Kitchen Interior

This is the picture I've done for this year's Quentin Follies - a fundraising event to keep artworks at Charleston House. The works of art for auction can be seen at Charleston from 1st May or at and bids can be made by phone or fax until 5pm on 10th July.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Pub House Painting

A wedding present for my cousin Jane's son, Charlie and his wife Michelle. They've just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, but better late than never...

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Handed over my latest 'house painting' commission the other day - for Nicola Baird and Pete May - neighbours with one of the lowest carbon footprints in London....

Friday, 19 March 2010

Updating Website

Joe Field updated my website yesterday so the 'book illustrations' section has the same format as the other sections. In return I look after his daughter and dog when needed. The practice I learned most from on my MA was filling sketchbooks with drawings from life - vital for anyone wanting to illustrate!