“Put a cat in it”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Art blogs, Painting blogs, Project blogs

Clients so often ask me to put a cat in their paintings that it’s become a bit of a joke. Why cats? Just randomly, someone in Japan, someone in Russia and someone in Scotland all wanted cats in their commissioned work. It got me thinking about how many times cats have sneaked into my paintings. […]

The Quest for a Pole

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Art blogs, Painting blogs, Project blogs, tarot

  My client often requests versions of paintings I’ve already done. I can change the picture enough to keep it interesting for me, as I can’t really recreate an exact copy. The original Lovers painting is 40 x 30 cm. The new one is going to be 150 x 100 cm. For reference for the […]

The Drawing and Dancing Society: Draw your Reality

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Project blogs

Draw your Reality A part of  Your Reality is Broken Festival Join us for a life drawing session led by the Drawing and Dancing society. (see link for more details & images from previous sessions.) In our sessions we draw together of artists from a variety of fields with a strong relationship to drawing and a desire […]

Painting your life and your dreams

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Painting blogs, Project blogs

I have been doing commissioned work for as long as I can remember. Here I will highlight the great variety of the projects I’ve done over the years, up through 2016. The Von Stockhausen family portraits The Von Stockhausen family have portraits dating back centuries hung in ornate frames on the walls of their manor […]

Raffle for fibromyalgia – art and other prizes!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Project blogs

HUGE THANK YOU to all who came along to our  Fibromyalgia Awareness Event on 18 March 2016, bought raffle tickets, and participated by playing, performing or joining in the raffle. The night was a great success! Over £400 raised for Fibromyalgia Action UK.  When: Friday March 18 2016, Trisha Richardson is holding an event to raise funds for Fibromyalgia […]

“Hand of Artists” charity project, two unique playing card decks

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Project blogs

I’m delighted to be involved with this project, put together by Gravesend painter Duncan Grant. It’s two packs of artists’ playing cards. Not Tarot but playing cards. Each of 52 cards designed by a different artist. I had the 10 of clubs, which would be the equivalent of the 10 of Batons in Tarot. Interesting to […]

Tarot Exhibition and deck at Susan Diamond

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Project blogs

The show is open NOW at Susan Diamond: After 2 1/2 years on these canvases, I am finally exhibiting my Tarot paintings. Limited-edition, signed, numbered and boxed sets of the 22 Major Arcana are available at the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition which runs until 5 January 2015. See details below. Press release below: VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest

Stuckist Astrology Project

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Painting blogs, Project blogs

Following on from the success of the Stuckist Major Arcana Tarot Deck in 2012, Elsa Dax has done a project on Astrology and Chinese birth signs. The show is finally happening on Saturday 19 November 2016 from 6-8 pm at St Paul’s Church, Camden Square, Camden High St, NW1 0J. Being a Gemini, I have done the Gemini […]

John Jones Gallery project blog

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Project blogs

This mural painting project with Joni Belaruski and Del Riche was great fun. Paraphrasing from Joni’s blog: Joni was given  a really fun commission from John Jones Framers that was a pleasure to work on from start to finish. John Jones is a prestigious framing company based in North London with clients including Guy Ritchie and Madonna, Hugh Grant, Damien […]