Wednesday, 16 September 2015

It’s been a busy few months.  I moved house in May and I’m very happy with my new flat, the first that is actually mine yippee!  After YEARS of renting it is really nice to have something that I can do whatever I like with and really make it home.  Living in London I was also beginning to doubt whether I would ever be able to buy, so this coming along has been a bit of a surprise also, sometimes things come along so unexpectedly!  It’s the kind of place though, that needs a lot of work and love.  Pretty much everything needs to be done which has taken up a lot of time organising, doing, and whatnot, but I think I’m finally getting on track.
So finally here’s some of what I’ve been up to just lately, drawing more food.  I am a bit obsessed with sandwiches, I make them most days in some way or another, they are the perfect easy food for me and lunch.  At the moment I’ve only been drawing sandwiches that I would actually eat but I may start expanding on that.  I loved playing around with the pattern, shapes and textures of these and I haven’t done much work with type so that’s been a fun challenge. 
Smoked Salmon and cream cheese bagel

Mackerel Pate

This is just a piece based around my love of exercise (yes I am one of those freaks :)).  I really wanted to experiment with different mark making and combining various materials.  I’ve been using a lot more crayon and oil pastel just lately and I’m really enjoying working with these, scratching on and off and combining with pencil and paint.  I love working with different materials all at once (and generally making a lot of mess!), still the carpet is going…………

Finally these couple of pics are from my lovely garden, shared but very spacious and lovely, I feel so lucky.  Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to spend a lot of time there this year but next year for sure!  Hopefully now my posts will be a more frequent!
Bye for now and have a lovely rest of the week :)

Sunday, 18 January 2015


So I've been drawing food again, adding to the sandwich collection.  I had a lot of fun with this one, combining the colours and marks and making patterns from the ingredients.  This is a really delicious combination (i think!) again there is some carrot, it works really well and just adds a little sweetness.
Also this week I finally got to the Egon Schiele exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery just before it was due to finish.  I'm so pleased I did, I really do love his work so it was a real treat for me.
Have a great week!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Hello and Happy new year!
So it's the start of another year.  I have to say the last one was an amazing for me, with lots of good things happening.  So here's my first new pieces of work for the year.  These are part of a little personal project I'm working on called 'My sandwich today'.  It's just a little project I've set up for myself as I love drawing food and I do like sandwiches.  They are all going to be sandwiches that I eat so all non meat and plenty of carrot, yep that goes in a lot of them!  Some people think my ingredients are a little odd but I don't think so and they make yummy sandwiches in my opinion.  So here are the first two.  Hope you are having a great start to the year!

Saturday, 20 December 2014


So it's almost Christmas which has come about really fast all of a sudden.  Here is a little Christmas offering, a Christmas Robin.  A little something I came up with for the time of year.
Have a great Christmas!

Saturday, 18 October 2014


So below is my latest illustration all about the food and sights of Sicily (well some of them anyway).  I have actually been there several years ago and very lovely it was too.  The food was delicious.  I was lucky enough to travel around most of the island which was amazing and very beautiful.  I've been wanting to draw some sort of food/culture map for a while so this seemed a good one for me to do.  I also really wanted to stick with a particular range of colours.  Once again I indulged in pattern and texture making which I always enjoy.  Hope you like it and have a great weekend!

Sunday, 7 September 2014


So another weekend is drawing to a close, far too quickly as usual!  It's been a busy one.  In the midst of it all I've finished another food illustration.  This one is based on what sounds like a really yummy recipe although I must say I haven't tried it....yet.  I loved working with the yellows of the lemons and contrasting them with the blacks and greys.  I've rarely used black in my work so this made a nice change for me.  I'm really enjoying drawing food and trying to make it look appealing!  Well I do like to eat good food :).
Have a good week!

Saturday, 23 August 2014


So here's what I've been working on just lately.  Firstly something pretty summery, strawberries growing and picked with cream.  Yes, still clinging on to summer!  I'm having a bit of a red and green obsession at the moment, I love the richness of the colours.  Apparently strawberries can be grown in a very small space, not that I've tried, I don't think I'm green fingered enough!
The second illustration is another of the fantasy landscapes that I like creating.  This time living in an apple land.
Have a good week :)