The Model in this painting is Lady Amaranth to visit her website look here. She has some amazing photos, she models for many companies and is such an inspiration.
Ummm my first post this 2011 🙂 and it is the season of “Love” so I bring you “Butterfly Kisses” for the gothic valentine in you. For a while now I have been wanting to do something different and this was as good as chance as any. So the reds came out to play 🙂 The model in this painting is called Lady Amaranth and her website is www.ladyamaranth.com. I just let my feelings guide me this month and embraised my darker side and added some beauty with it. I also wanted to create something different with Lady amaranth so I turned her into a zombie, she is like sweet nectar to the butterflies and they love to kiss her. There is no particular story behind this piece I just felt inspired to create what I did, towards the end of the sketching process I felt it fitting to add “The Frog Prince”. Will she kiss her prince before midnight to save her soul? This is the first of my gothic images and I hope to bring you more in the future. Thinking about your write ups has lead me to an idea for a Competition!
The best story or poem for Butterfly Kisses.
I would like you to write a romantic short story or poem for Valentines Day. No more than 150 words. The winner will receive a signed 11×17 print by myself and there poem will be printed on the back of the card credited with your name. If you have a website I will also credit you on my website too. In order to enter add your comment below and on 28th February 2011, I will pick the most fitting story or poem. Any questions please contact me here.
I’m really excited about seeing what you guys come up with 🙂 Good Luck and have lots of Valentine fun X
Anyone interested in a signed print please contact me here. As its Valentines this month I decided to release this design on free desktop wallpaper. In order to recieve this and many other free desktop art simply sign up to my newsletter. Every month I give away a new design to my subscribers along with a 15% discount on your first order.
Coming Soon! signed prints, greeting cards, bookmarks, jewelry, iphone covers, ipad covers and much more.
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love watching the trees change color. Its natures grand finally like firework display of dazzling colors from greens to darker greens, browns, yellows, oranges to reds. Its a season of celebration and harvesting. The leaves eventually and leave a blanket of color that slowly breaks down enriching the earth for next’s years cycle of birth.
The goddess of Autumn is Demeter she is goddess of harvest within Greek mythology. Demeter resided over barley and the harvest, she was also associated with the poppy. Here I have depicted her with faerie like features, she is greeting her faerie friend who lovingly dances around her casting out love and appreciation of earthly fruits.
The golden colors change into oranges and reds and you can feel the warmth the colors glow. All around you, you start to here the forest sing with the russell of the leaves from the gentle wind. You can feel the cold coming in, but your face is touched by the warmth of the setting sun. You open your eyes and see your faerie friend dancing around you singing. You glance around and see natures bloom of wild mushrooms and fungi, fruit for the forest animals and forest folk. You spot a long lost friend the Red Squirrel who is gathering for the winter, flicking his bushy tail he moves off busy harvesting as he go’s.
I want to thank John at Ophrys photography for kindly letting me use his wonderful Red Squirrel photo. His site is so worth checking out, he is an amazing photographer, don’t just take my word go and have a look at his site here.
Today we see less and less of our old friend the Red Squirrel but thanks to many charities the Red Squirrel can be found in some parts of the UK still, today you will find them roaming in parts of Scottish Highlands, Anglesey in Wales and the Isle of Wight. A great site to look at for information on helping protect the Red Squirrel is RSST the Red Squirrel Survival Trust. Here you will find projects that are set up help to reintroduced the Red Squirrel back into certain areas in the UK. The Lizard in Cornwall is one of them. There is plenty we can do by helping out the Red Squirrel from becoming a friend or donating there are also other options as well, like volunteer work and spreading the word. As my business grows its my plan to become a friend, but to start I want to help spread the word. At present I already plant one tree for every painting I create and over the coming months I fully intend to do more. Maybe organizing competitions and prize draws to help a charitable cause. So I’m sure you will here more from me over the coming months. A special thanks goes out to Helen at the RSST for her help in telling me what I can do to help.
These simple elegant rings really make my designs stand out! I find that when I wear one they get noticed! And I get so many lovely complements.
These antique oval rings are my newest product I have added to my store lately. They come in antique silver plated brass and antique brass. The rings are nickel free and lead free and adjustable. They are all handmade by myself and the artwork is placed beneath a 30x40mm clear cabochon which really magnifies the detail of the art beneath. The cabochon is 10mm high.
All my gifts come gift packed and are ideal for you of someone special. For more designs and available styles check out my store.
Introducing my first ever Calendar! This has been a project that has been on my mind for a while, and thanks to some gentle persuasion from a friend I decided now was the right time 🙂 Along with the fact that this year has been a great year for creating art. I have so totally loved the time I have had for my creations, and what better way to show it off in a Calendar. Its also a great way of collecting my work and is ideal to frame too 😉
I released my Calendar with zazzle and it features all of this years latest works.
Over the last few weeks I have decided to dedicate more time to my shop here for a few reasons. Besides acting as a great showcase for my work, zazzle enables me to offer more choice for you too in a wide variety of really cool products to chose from. Plus regularly offer great discounts and free shipping from time to time, so through my twitter account and facebook account I will keep you posted on as many offers from zazzle as I can. Another reason that zazzle is so great for me, is I don’t have to worry about carrying stock around with me. As a full time traveller this is great! and I don’t have to worry about shipping. Lastly they also except returns, which is great for my customer, its essential that you are 100% happy 🙂 Over the coming months I will be adding skateboards, binders, mugs, prints, t-shirts and much much more 😉
I wanted to introduce you to a new shopping site called FAEBAE. Some of you might already be familiar with this new site, some of you may not. It works much as the same way as ebay, where you can place items up for bidding or a buy it now option. What I love about FAEBAE is that they specialize in fantasy gifts for all you fantasy lovers out there. Plus they are really supporting new up and coming artists.
If your a new artist and want to open your own shop, then FAEBAE is an ideal place to start and provides FREE Classified Ad and Auction listings for the Art, Craft, Handmade, New Age and Fantasy Niche Markets. You can place your ads with a site that offers professional tools and site features without spending a fortune on fees. I too have recently started to add my own products here and the community is growing and I’m honored that FAEBAE is out there giving everyone a chance for there businesses to grow in a beautiful community of enchanted artists from all over the world. Thank you FAEBAE and I wish your luck on this beautiful venture.