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Autumn Puddle by Tamsin Stuart - acrylic

Autumn Puddle

90cm x 60cm

Acrylic on box canvas

The colours, the rippling, the water, the leaves, the glimmer. I knew what attracted me to this idea but this one definitely evolved. 

When I needed a bit of inspiration I took a wander to clear my head and found the exact beautifully-coloured and shaped leaves I was looking for. Brought them home to study them and this piece then came together nicely.

The colours look so much more vibrant in the flesh.

£650

Dive

75cm x 50cm

Acrylic on box canvas

I came up with this composition following a suggestion to try water splashes.

Water is one of my favourite subjects to paint. And a theme running through a lot of my work is a sense of movement. So this combined the two nicely.

This is my daughter's favourite so feel a bit guilty putting it up for sale!

£295

Mabie Baby

100cm x 50cm

Acrylic on box canvas

The majesty of these beauties in Scotland's Mabie Forest is breathtaking. It struck me during a family stroll amongst them. Impossible not to be inspired.

Have tried to capture some of their utter awesomeness by standing right at the foot and looking up. Even gave it a hug while I was there.

I'm totally with Leonardo DiCaprio on how important the world's forests are. They demand our protection.

Don't look at your feet, look up to be inspired by amazing possibilities.

£725

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Elevated State

60cm x 50cm

Acrylic on box canvas

A runner since my late teens, I still squeeze in an off-road climb most weeks.

Hard work, yes, and sometimes I'm not in the mood but the finest views and oxygen that await always keep me plodding on. Feel fit to drop on the ascent and alive on the top. 

Don't usually revisit my paintings, but this one kept nagging at me.

I originally painted this in May 2018, but reworked it in October 2021 to unify the colours and add a bit of depth.

£215

Apollo

35m x 28cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Have always wanted an action dog.

We met one on a mountain-biking excursion and he was awesome. He was called Apollo, although he was a brown Dalmatian not this energetic Spaniel.

Have tried to make my Apollo just as alive and focused on his end goal.

We have our own action dog now and she is even more fun than we ever imagined.

£425

Make A Splash

35m x 28cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Looking out the window and watching the birds go crazy in the bird bath gave me the idea for this water action painting, although can't say we've ever been lucky enough to spot a kingfisher in the garden.

Surprised myself how well this one turned out. Love it when that happens!

SOLD

Bathtime

35m x 28cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Another feathered friend taking a dip. He may not be as colourful as the kingfisher but just as beautiful in an understated way.

£375

All Set To Ride 

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

My first commission was a mountain biking piece so will always have a soft spot for the subject matter, despite being more of a roadie myself.

I like to try depicting usual activities or objects from unusual angles.

And who doesn't love a glorious sunset?

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River Wader

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Continuing the splashes theme, a determined four-legged beast dragging itself through a stretch of water.

Finished this one in July 2018. Or so I thought. He came out of storage for Cheltenham Open Studios week and was subjected to a bit of a tweaking.

So much happier with him now.

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Ready For Take Off

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Yep, another watery scene. 

My blackbird was not that black and my swan is not as white as you'd think. There is glorious colour everywhere you look.  

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The Kill

100m x 50cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Created The Kill to feature in my first exhibition as part of Cheltenham Open Studios in June 2019.

Inspired by my own little wolf dog.  

£500

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Sinking

55cm x 45cm

Acrylic on box canvas

A bit of a moody one this time, just to try something different. A bit of raw emotion instead of movement.
I really do love painting eyes.
Wasn't sure if I was going to add the bubbles or not but glad I did.

£295

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Second to Last

20cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Created during my stewarding stints at our Cheltenham Open Studios 2019 exhibition at Southend Lodge. Started on June 8 finished on June 16, with lots of interesting chats in between.

£50

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Fledgling

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Baby birds everywhere in the garden right now. Here's Fledgling. Hasn't got his full colours yet but fluffy and full of life nonetheless. And taking a cheeky dip.
Initially wanted it to be a goldfinch before he got his red, but thinking now he's maybe more of a baby siskin.

£425

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Crash

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

This wonderful art adventure I'm on began with a wave so thought it was about time to revisit the theme.

It's interesting to look at this painting alongside Wave. I love them both but can see how much I've learned in a relatively short space of time.

£255

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Save Me

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

An underwater scene. Maybe someone who's come a cropper in Crash!

Hands and water have always appealed to me. The foreshortening aspect also inspired me here.

£225

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A Flying Visit

50cm x 40cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Inspired when a pair of bullfinches dined in our garden one lunchtime. I saw it as a sign this vibrant specimen wanted to be painted.

First spotted them in June 2019, after which they visited almost daily for quite a few months.

The male always fed, the female usually accompanied him but didn't always feed.

Love their colour. The male so much brighter. The female sometimes looked more like a chaffinch but then I'd clock her striking companion.

£450

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Wun Wabbit

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

One of three small canvases I worked on ahead of a private viewing in August 2019. Bright Eyes legging it. Or is it Cotton Tail?

Settled on Wun Wabbit due to what was running through my head as I was painting him.

£50

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Flower Shower

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Number two. Inspired by a suggestion from one of my most dedicated supporters. 

A bouquet for that someone special will last two weeks, if you're lucky. This single red rose will go on for ever.

Made the perfect romantic gesture for a wedding anniversary present.

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Over There

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

And finally, number three.

Phew! That was a lot of painting in one week for me but I did it. And managed to sell two out of three so well worth the effort.

Hands and water: reoccurring themes for me since my teens and my A-level art exam piece, a clay sculpture called Embrace.

Are they going down or coming up? I'll let you decide.

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Jump Again

50cm x 40cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Look familiar? Was a very interesting experience, recreating a painting that was so spontaneous at its conception in January 2018.

This is my 2019 version of Jump, one of my early creations.

Jump will never be for sale as I've decided it is too precious to me. It's one of my signature pieces from the start of my journey. 

But Jump Again is. It's not identical but pretty close to the original. And slightly smaller (Jump is 60cm x 50cm)

Maybe this could become an annual tradition for me?

£525

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Entry

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Another small original.
I do like my water scenes, although the movement here is rather more sedate.
Definitely a clean entry.

£50

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Warrior

25cm x 20cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Hold these guys in such high esteem. Big respect to the bees.

Someone suggested doing a bee during a chance chat. Always had it in mind to try it out since then.

These guys are more important then ever to life as we know it and they battle on despite the odds against them.

£325

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The Boss

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Not your typical Christmas robin. Feisty rather than cutesy.

One of the bravest birds in our garden, that's for sure. Keeps me company when gardening in all weathers, serenades our alfresco meals in the summer and rules the roost all year round. Every garden should have one.

£295

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Super Squirrel

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Squirrel coming atchya!

This one was fun. My festive furball flying through the air. Yeehah!

Two Christmas creations done, two to go. I'm aiming for a snowy set of four to turn into greeting cards.

 

£150

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Polar Stroller

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

So if you were asked to picture a polar bear in a snowy place I'm guessing most people would probably conjure up a very white, cold scene.

Well here's my take on the subject. This is the third in my Winter Collection 2019. Not a lot of white going on here and a whole lot of colour instead.

£225

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The Hunter

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

A fox cub once came into our garden to curl up under a tree for a kip. Was very cute.

But this fella has only got one thing on his mind and it's not snoozing!

My focused fox completes my Winter Collection 2019, which has now been turned into greeting cards.

£475

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Burst

90cm x 60cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Really proud of this guy. One of two showpieces created for my Paint, Punch and Positivity exhibition in 2019.

It took 22 hours of painting, every one of them filled with tunes by one of Bristol's finest, Kosheen on shuffle loop. 

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Boom!

90cm x 60cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Kickboxing and martial arts have become such a big part of my life for many years now so holding an exhibition at the academy where I train was the perfect excuse to do another kickboxing painting.

Thought it was going to be a flying sidekick but while doing a quick sketch of ideas it evolved into a flying axe kick instead.

NOTE: This one is in danger of being painted over so please get in touch asap if you want it, make me a reasonable offer, and it's yours!

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In The Saddle

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

A bit of an unusual perspective, kind of in his lap as he's just about to launch off a cliff.

I don't think rocks and bikes mix personally but I know there are plenty of crazy dudes out there that do.

£175

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A Crisp Lotts Meadow in Winter

30cm x 23cm

Framed oil and cold wax on canvas panel

My first foray into oil and cold wax painting, first landscape and first time I've painted in company.

Have steered clear of landscapes so far as there's no action but comments about how evocative this is of a favourite dog walking spot have been most encouraging. 

£125

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A Hard Frost in Lotts Meadow

30cm x 23cm

Framed oil and cold wax on canvas panel

Same location on the same crisp morning as my first landscape but from a different point along the dog walk. 

A lovely slice of Leckhampton looking more beautiful than I'd ever seen it that day. 

And so cold my fingers were sore by the time I got home. Brrrrr!

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Sploosh!

50cm x 40cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Kept this one instinctive and carefree, and it came out like a jar of sweets!

Had no idea what I was going to do with it when I started. Just dived in and had a play, hence the name.

For me, painting should be fun.

£495

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Thank You Joyce

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

This strawberry flower painting is named after a dear late neighbour we said goodbye to a few years ago.

We miss hearing her singing in her garden and the lovely chats over the fence but we still have the strawberry plants she gave the kids and each summer they are still going strong in her memory.

And every time we pick a strawberry to scoff we say 'Thank you Joyce'.

 

£175

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Spray

61cm x 45cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

My osprey is big and fierce and ready to swoop in.

These impressive creatures make the long journey home from their winter hideout in Africa, arriving around March time.

This idea followed a suggestion from my better half, although it took a while to get the right composition.

£575

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Burrows Field

40cm x 30cm

Framed oil, acrylic and cold wax on canvas panel

Another frosty dog walk that was crying out to be recreated. The light was breathtaking on this particular morning.

This began with a thin layer of acrylic underpainting with layers of oil on top and cold wax for texture.

£395

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Enough

21cm x 15cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Think I'll always regard this as my coronavirus painting. Sat down to paint something upbeat and this came out.

Wasn't in the mood the evening I started creating this, but knew I needed to.

I'm fiercely aware of how important it is to maintain my wellbeing, now more than ever. And I know the things I need in my life to do that.

My weeping angel demanded to be heard. Painting is expression after all. And so I listened.

From the feedback and interest Enough has received, I think this one hit a chord with a lot of people.  

Feeling sad but uplifted at the same time can be a thing.

All my painting comes from the heart, but this one is definitely pure raw emotion.

SOLD

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Trail Attack

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

This is my mountain-biking mash-up, loosely in the abstract style of Jump.

A roadie myself, I have made a promise to create another roadie painting soon but keep getting distracted by the mud and adrenaline buzz of an off-road scene.

£175

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Partytime

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic and oil on canvas panel

Nature and wildlife are not in lockdown.

These house sparrows can party anytime they want, chilling out with their gang down their favourite watering hole.

£315

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Form

21cm x 15cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Set myself the lockdown challenge of doing daily drawing practice to improve my skills. I'm a painter not a sketcher. I don't find a huge amount of enjoyment in drawing because I regard it as a weak point of mine. It's merely part of prep before I get the paints out.

But I do appreciate drawing is a fundamental part of all art and so it demands attention.

So, in true martial arts fashion, the things I'm not good at I practice over and over again until I get better.

And so I had a play with one of my figure drawing exercises.

You'd think I was in a dark place from this. I'm not by the way.

The guy who modelled this said: 'The form feels primal and totemic, which makes the gesture of fear appear timeless and universal.'

He sums up the mood, a mood I hadn't even acknowledged, very eloquently.

 

£150

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Natalie

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Moo-ve out the way, Natalie is coming through!

Didn't know I wanted to paint a cow until I was inspired by a photo on Facebook.

It appealed to my sense of fun. Lockdown has produced many different painting moods for me but this one was pure unadulterated fun.

An awesome experience. How often are the nostrils a focal point of a painting?!

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Incoming

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

It was time for another bird painting. I could feel it. Here's my swallow in a suitably active pose.

Was not easy painting with acrylics in the recent May heat we've been enjoying. As soon as I'd mixed the colour it was dry on the palette. But all good sunny fun.

£315

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Little Dipper

50cm x 20cm

Acrylic on box canvas

This was inspired by a photo from a fellow member of Facebook forum The Isolation Gallery. She was reminded of a photo she took of her daughter after I shared a couple of my swimming paintings and kindly gave me permission to use her picture, which had a Prisma overlay, as I was attracted by the colours and shapes. 

It's ace how a little scroll through social media can inspire your next art project.

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Daisy Drop

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

The simplicity of a daisy appeals to me. And the colourful possibilities of such simplicity are what drew me to this one.

Obviously I had to include some water. Almost as obsessed with water as I am with colour!

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Pole

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

I sketched this one out just as a bit of fun because I live with two virtual racing addicts.

But following some encouraging comments I thought I'd give it a go.

Not a subject matter I would naturally go for but the movement I love is present.

Sometimes it's good to throw caution to the wind.

£175

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Trying

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic and oil on canvas panel

Was in a crappy mood when I painted this. Can you tell? The cathartic power of art. Wasn't by the time I finished it.

Completed in 2020 and then removed from sale in 2024 after it resisted a reworking.

However, following an unexpected outpouring of love for it by my fab Facebook followers, I have reinstated it and touched it up.

Had no idea it had connected with people and delighted to discover it had.

£215

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Don't Mess

36cm x 28cm

Acrylic on  stretched canvas

I know kickboxing isn't everyone's thing so wasn't expecting this to appeal to a huge audience. But it's totally my thing, an absolute passion I hold very dear, in the same way art is.

And as it happens this one got snapped up within two hours of me finishing it. Boom!

SOLD

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Sundowner

35cm x 28cm

Acrylic and oil on box canvas

So this is Sundowner. Drink in my sunset seascape as you sip your tipple of choice.

Transported myself to Seacliff Beach in South Australia for a while painting this, and it was wonderful.

Leaving a rainy Cheltenham behind to soak up a bit of late sun on the other side of the world. Yes please.

Credit to Rachel Harry for providing such a top-class reference photo.

£275

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Wet Sands

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic, oil and cold wax on canvas panel

Seem to be drawn to beaches at the mo. Probably because I haven't spent enough days on one this year, sadly.

I used a ref photo of a winter walk on Clevedon Beach from December last year, thanks to kind permission from Sally Thompson.

I was drawn to the reflected light and depth of the sand. Cold wax is such fun to work with to create texture and enhance depth.

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Good Things Coming

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Remember that gorgeous sky we were treated to over Cheltenham at the start of September?

It was clearly crying out to be painted. So here's my take on it.

I interpreted the evening the colours came to visit as a sign of beautiful things on their way.

It really was quite spectacular.

£100

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KA Illuminations

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic and oil on canvas panel

This is the painting I nearly gave up on. And then I remembered I'm not a quitter.

My first attempt didn't work and I didn't know why so I couldn't learn from it and that annoyed me.

But, once my frustration had run its course, I fetched it out the bin and had another go. 

Thanks to Annette Scanlon and her inspiring photo.

£350

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Drifters

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic, oil and cold wax on stretched canvas

The inspiration for this was a holiday snap of Exmouth Beach by Emma Austin-Goodall.

Was drawn to the apricots and blues, and the stunning light reflection.

And Em's reaction to the finished thing was worth every single minute.

This was taken on the way home from her first trip as a family to Cornwall, evocative of all the wonderful memories they had made together. Proper special.

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Quench

91cm x 61cm

Framed acrylic on stretched canvas

So this was supposed to be my big showpiece for my Paint! Punch! Positivity! 2020 exhibition at Cheltenham Martial Arts at the end of November.

But as we head into our second lockdown, I always knew my solo show was at risk.

Doing all we can to get this virus under control takes priority over everything.

So instead of the exciting unveiling of my European Roller I had planned, I present him to you now.

A total of 26 painting hours, alongside countless planning and pondering hours. And my uplifting soundtrack this time was Stanton Warriors album Rise on loop. Thank you guys.

This bird likes a warmer climate so although spotted in the UK before, sightings are rare.

Gives me a warm glow and with all those vibrant blues going on, he will definitely be brightening up my days until he gets his true place in the sun.

£1,325

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Slave To The Vibe

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Having an energic boogie is a means I often call on, and always have done, for dealing with moods and emotions.

Expression, empowerment, a connection, an attitude, a fun release.

The dancing that goes on in our house is not as pro as this. But me and the kids share a love of getting lost in the music in a similar, rather enthusiastic manner! Just like me and my mum.

£495

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Winter Thrill

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Helping out with a little local community project to spread a bit of Christmas cheer by making snowflake window decorations so thought I'd get in the mood with a cheeky snowflake painting.

Just had a play to see what came out.

£50

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Robin Triptych

43cm x 23m  (three x 12cm x 10cm)

Framed acrylic on acrylic paper

Had to keep this one secret for a while as it was linked to a special gift, which I still can't reveal just yet.  My three little action buddies swooping in to save the day. Created near to Christmas, yes, but no cute fat robins sat on branches here. All my birds are busy and brimming with life.

£175

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Queens Hotel

30cm x 20cm

Acrylic on paper

I don't like painting buildings. They don't have enough colour or movement for me, and far too much detail and exactness. 

So I messed about with the perspective and went colourful with it. Now I like them!

It's where me and Mr Stuart celebrated getting hitched many years ago, so has meaning for me.

£50

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Cheltenham Town Hall

30cm x 20cm

Framed acrylic on paper

So many beautiful buildings in Cheltenham it's hard to choose which to paint next.

But decided on this colourful take on the Cheltenham's Town Hall.

Have had a request for the Pump Room so might try one more before I have a break from buildings.

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Pittville Pump Room

30cm x 20cm

Acrylic on paper

The last in my Cheltenham buildings series for now.

If you're looking for accuracy and exactness then I'm not the artist for you. My paintings are my interpretation of what I see, the spirit of things. Wanted the orange and red to bring warmth to the building's historic finery.

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Iced and Sliced

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Can't drink one at the mo due to annual abstinence but there's nothing stopping me from painting a G&T.

Was a little apprehensive about going ahead as the initial sketch wasn't as effective as I'd hoped, but starting with a dark ground was the key to the painted version.

Bit thirsty now. Best put the kettle on!

£350

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Sup Up

40cm x 40cm

Framed acrylic on linen canvas panel

Bought this linen canvas panel yonks ago but had to wait for the right creation to present itself. It's got a lovely texture and earthy look to it, so I've tried to keep as much of the canvas coming through as possible.

Like to take my cues from what's happening in the garden. The blue tits have been particularly busy so thought it was their turn...again.

£295

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Bluey

16cm x 10.5cm

Framed acrylic on acrylic paper

This was a bit of a speed painting. I was just doing a quick study really. Had it mind I'd do a little blue tit triptych and then made this guy a bit too big to fit the frame.

So I'm just going to leave him solo.

I sense when I'm done with a painting as the excitement starts to wane. Often I know I could carry on and keep adding layers of detail but if my heart and thoughts have moved onto something else, I know it's time to stop.

Felt I'd achieved what I'd set out to by capturing a bit of movement and light. So I'm keeping him fast and loose.

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Virtual Hug

18cm x 13cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Everything I paint comes from the heart based on what inspires me.

My beautiful mum sent me a virtual hug in the post and it touched my heart. And so obviously I had to paint it!

Not tried metal before. 

Love the way it looks quite metallic from a distance but if you zoom in you can see all the brushstrokes and colours it's made up of.

£95

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Lily Pond

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic on  stretched canvas

After catching up with Landscape Artist of the Year on Sky Arts, had a feeling I hadn't used green in my paintings for a while.

Well, boy, did I get my fill of green with this little baby!

After 15 hours of staring at all kinds of green, this was finally finished.

This is from a photo I took at beautiful Batsford Arboretum in August last year. It is one of my favourite places on this planet. 

Was drawn to the reflections on the water and the light bouncing about.

Was worried I'd get lost in all that green and it's easy to get carried away with the detail with so many lovely shapes, but think I held it together.

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Mummy Needs a Drink

22cm x 21cm

Framed acrylic on paper

It's a mummy mallard.

Was totally drawn to this one by the swirls and shapes in the water.

Big thanks to awesome wildlife photographer Matthew Cottrell for such an inspiring photo.

Finished off perfectly in a simple white box frame.

£275

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The Munce

30cm x 23cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Thought it was time for another Cheltenham building.

This one is the Municipal Offices on The Prom.

Went a bit crazy on the colours but  I knew I wanted to use this two-tone combo to give it a bit of a pop art look.

Took a bit of experimenting though.

£150

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Close Encounter

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic  and oil on canvas panel

Not sure if red kite have ever been spotted over Pittville Pump Room but in my world it's happened!

That's the beauty of artistic licence. They have in Leckhampton and Chedworth so that's good enough for me.

My starting point for this was an inspiring image by wildlife photographer Matthew Cottrel.

And I merged it with a view from the balcony of the pump room because I love the perspective.

Also wanted the cold stillness of the statue to contrast with the shine and swoop of this mesmerising bird of prey.

£275

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Air

30cm x 15cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

The BMX track by us has been a lifesaver for my children and their buddies ever since it was built, way before lockdown.

It gives them the freedom, confidence, belonging and air that young people need to thrive.

 

£195

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Sunshine and Shade

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Took time out from other projects to finish my Painswick Rococo Garden painting.

We live in such a beautiful part of the world with inspiration everywhere.

Was drawn in by the shadows on a perfectly bright and sunny family visit.

 

£275

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What You Looking At?

30cm x 21cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

We have one feisty bird here. I'm not talking about me, although I don't put up with any nonsense either it's true!
A goldfinch oozing attitooooode! Inspired by another absolutely outstanding
photo by wildlife photographer Matthew Cottrell.
I don't do cute and pretty. Active and aggy is more my thing.
Not in flight but feathers are well an
d truly ruffled here. It's all in the glare!

 

£275

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Through His Eyes

18cm x 13cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Put the kids to bed and started painting. Next time I looked up it was gone 3am! Oops.

Got totally engrossed in this one. Inspired by a photo I took of my boy about four years ago.

It grabbed my attention while I was foraging for something else from my inspiration folder.

£75

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Go Wild

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

This makes me feel happy. The colours, the movement of all those stalks, the fact that the bees can fill their boots.

Was just popping to the printers when this little wildflower meadow, created on a patch of town-centre green space, caught my eye.

So much fresher and more practical than the formal planting that used to be there. Was instantly captivated.

Well done Cheltenham Borough Council. Need some of your planting tips here. My own wild patch is a sorry sight compared to this beautiful display.

£375

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About Turn

40cm x 40cm

Framed acrylic on linen canvas panel

This one started out as a project during a mentoring session with a budding artist ahead of starting their GCSE in art.

We both chose to paint goldfinches. And, of course, mine had to be in flight.

Looks fab alongside Sup Up, also painted on these lovely linen canvases.

£295

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The Floor Is Yours

30cm x 15cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Another one created during a mentoring session with a young artist who also has a flair for gymnastics.

This is my minimalist gymnast.

We had a play with some oil pastels for the first time for the preparatory sketches. Now they are fun!

Usually do the ground before the subject but was refreshing to do it the other way round for a change.

 

SOLD

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Atop Three Cliffs

30cm x 20cm

Acrylic, oil and cold wax on stretched canvas

Inspired by a recent camping trip to this stunning location on the Gower Coast.

This painting has texture so definitely one to see in real life rather than online. It's hard to capture the true colour and texture in a photo but hopefully its essence is conveyed.

Worked on this at the same time as Deeper Into Three Cliffs as wanted them to complement each other.

Plenty of fabulously tactile hours spent here.

£150

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Deeper Into Three Cliffs

30cm x 20cm

Acrylic, oil and cold wax on stretched canvas

And we have a pair! Same location, different outlook.

Both of these started with an acrylic underpainting before I piled on the layers. 

Used mainly palette knives, cotton buds, sponges, rags and the occasional paintbrush!

Very free and fun.

£150

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Your Majesty

42cm x 29.5cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Seeing as my next exhibition is at Winchcombe's Dove Gallery, I thought it was a good time to have a go at Sudeley Castle.

Started this with quite a reductive approach. Painted a dark colour ground and then lifted off the paint to map out the shapes. Gave it quite a ghostly feel in the early stages.

Wanted the movement of one part of the building to contrast with the solid, staticity of the other.

£275

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Deliverance