I have been spending some time increasing my skills and knowledge on the topic of digital painting. This has meant many hours of fun in the digital workspace and the creation of a number of new art pieces.
I am enjoying being able to create paintings that showcase some of the beautiful landscape and places of interest in Northern Ireland. I also have a passion for impressionistic paintings and photography and am beginning to combine these two strands into pieces of art that represent the emotion I experienced when capturing an image or visiting a location.
Visit my Others Portfolio to view these three latest pieces which are named St Johns Point, Overlooking The Silent Valley, and my favourite, Beach Pillars.
A few months ago I took some images of leaves with the intention of adding to my flower dress portfolio. This one would of course not strictly meet the flower brief but I had an idea it would fit the theme of Autumn.
Well life got a little busy and the task got left to one side. Glad to say I have finally got around to creating not just one but two images from my photographs of leaves, they are quite different but both incorporate the leaves within the dress and have other leaves floating throughout the frame. Both contain my photographs blended with other elements and a little fairy dust. In fact “A Gown for Carpo” has two actual fairies within it. Now that really is magic. Both the images have now been added to my flower dresses portfolio. Enjoy.
What a wonderful night I had at my book launch on 26th June 2018. It provided an opportunity to pause and celebrate the achievement of writing and publishing my book. I am very proud of it and so grateful for the positive feedback and comments from family, friends and those who have purchased the book. I have had some lovely reviews on amazon.co.uk but was delighted to see I now have a 5 star review on amazon.com.
Knowing people I have never met have read and enjoyed my book means so much to me. I am truly grateful. Thank you all so much. To those who came to my launch and those that have sent messages of support or written wonderful reviews you are all appreciated.
I'm delighted to be published for the third time in Living the Photo Artistic Life.
My most recent published image, on page 46 of Issue 39 is ‘The End of All Things’. It depicts the passing of time with the fading figure and sunflower but also the certainty of renewal and continuance with the canvas of flowers, the distant window bathed in sunshine and the children beyond. You can view this piece along with a variety of other digital art in the magazine by clicking here.
'Waiting For the Night' - Just added this new piece to my City Narratives collection. The image is of Commercial Court which lies within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. This tiny cobbled alleyway is one of the city’s most historic entries in an area that was once Belfast’s commercial heart.
Today I added two new art pieces to my City Narratives collection.
‘Light on the Lagan’ - This evocative piece of art has been created from images I captured along the banks of the Lagan as it meandered through Belfast city. It features the Boat apartments and offices (the award winning building designed by Barrie Todd), the Hilton hotel and the Waterfront conference and entertainment centre.
‘Sunday Morning in the City’ - The images for this artwork were captured early on an overcast Sunday morning. The central image is Belfast City Hall with other buildings from the area merged into the completed piece. I love this piece of art.
It is an exciting day, the proof copy of my book has arrived and I am beyond delighted. Just a final read through and then it will be time to publish.
It has been eighteen months since I started this journey and it is hard to believe it is almost complete. It has been emotionally tough at times but I have managed to keep focused and push through the days when it all seemed overwhelming. It was important to me that I completed this project and to finally be at this point means a lot. I am very proud of this book.
It will be published in May 2018 and will be available to order from Amazon. Click here to view a free sample PDF.
The artwork on my website is now available to purchase.
Choose the 'Buy' menu option and then click the 'Start Shopping' button to be taken to my online shop.
My images are available in various formats including canvas, acrylic, metal, and framed prints. If you don't currently have space for wall art there are other options such as tote bags and iPhone cases.
Click here to check out whats available in my shop.
Published the first version of my art website.
Included various collections of my artwork images that I created between January 2017 and March 2018.
I will be continuously updating my website over the coming weeks.