Thursday, 1 March 2018

This coloured pencil drawing of mine, 'Dartmoor Magic' was runner up in the

I was so pleased, this picture has done very well for me and has now been sold.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Field Poppies

One I have recently completed. It is quite small, just to keep my 'pencil' eye in while I take a break from some Acrylic paintings I am doing. I find pencil drawing very relaxing while painting needs more concentration.
Size: 7" x 5". Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos on Fabriano Artistico HP paper.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Poppy Seed heads

Oh dear, posts are getting further and further apart. I've not done much in the way of coloured pencil art recently, I have been trying out new mediums, but here is a small piece I have just completed of some poppy seed heads from my garden. I needed to chill out a little and coloured pencils let me zone out while I work on a drawing.
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos
Paper: St Cuthberts Somerset Velvet 
Size: 7" x 7"

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Dartmoor Magic

I am so thrilled at the success of this picture, not only did it win Best in Show and Best Landscape awards at the 2017 UKCPS Annual exhibition, it has also got second runner up in the Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue cover competition and..... now it has sold at the Clevedon exhibition here in Somerset, so it has really paid me back for all the time and effort put in to it.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Best in Show UKCPS Annual exhibition 2017

I was hugely thrilled to have won Best in Show with my Landscape 'Dartmoor Magic'. This can be seen at The Menier Gallery in London until 6th May.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Simba - African Lion

I started this one along time ago and thought it deserved to be finished, so hear it is.
Pastels, both soft and pencils on Fisher 400 paper which is my favourite support for pastels. You can get so many layers and the pastel keeps on sticking. Produces much less dust too and is not so delicate either. An all round great paper.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Old tree with moss and rocks.

Oh dear, such a long time since the last post. This is one I have been working on and recently finished. I so love these old trees covered in moss. This was something of a challenge but I do like a challenge!
Title: I haven't found anything suitable yet
Support: Fabriano Artistico HP 300gsm (my favourite paper)
Media, Prismacolour pencils and Pro Marker blender pen.
Size 14" x 14"
My ref photo taken on Dartmoor last year.

I have been out on the Quantock hills at Fyne Court this morning looking for some more old trees to draw. I'm on a roll and it was such a beautiful day it would have been a shame to waste it.

This coloured pencil drawing of mine,  'Dartmoor Magic' was runner up in the   Ken Bromley cover comp 2017   I was so ple...