Hiya and welcome to my blog…
I work in pencil; mainly graphite pencil and sometimes coloured pencil and am mostly a pet portrait artist. For more information about pet portraits and how to commission one, please take a look at the Pet Portrait page.
I work part time so don’t have as much time as I would like to dedicate to drawing but when I have the time to do ‘my own art’ my favourite subjects are horses, pets, old buildings and rural life.
So what’s this blog about?
I have eventually come to the conclusion that ‘write what you know’ is sound advice. I am the proud ‘slave’ to two springer spaniels, 5 chickens, pet rats, a rabbit and a guinea pig. In my spare time when I’m not drawing, at work or cleaning, feeding, walking or playing with my pets I love gardening, reading and exploring Caithness so that is what you will read about on this blog, along with my work in progress and finished art updates for my pet portrait clients and some general arty posts.
I am a lover of nature and one of my favourite things is to just sit quietly with a cup of tea and listen to the sounds around me and just look and take everything in. I live in a beautiful area, in a ex-croft cottage that is over 100 years old. From my front gate I can see a loch and the sea and I genuinely regularly stand and look at my view and think I am the luckiest person ever.
I’m a bit of a hippy and am intrigued by natural remedies, cleaning without chemicals, self sufficiency etc but am only just becoming confident to try these things and risk being thought of as ‘not normal’.
This blog is about my art but also about me as an artist and as a person and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.