Friday, 7 November 2014

Noah's Ark Commission

I was recently asked to paint a picture for a little boy's bedroom based on Noah's ark. I sent over some preliminary sketches and the idea with all the animals making their way over to the ark to take shelter from the rain was the favourite.

I decided to add the words 'The adventure is about to begin' across the sky. Being a mummy of three, I know all too well what an adventure having children is and a truly magical one too.

I wanted the picture to tell a story at the same time as being interesting for him to look at , so lots of little details for him to find. I also wanted it to be able to last him a long time, so tried to make it bright and fun but not too 'babyish' so he can enjoy it for years to come.

Check out the pictures below to see how it turned out, I was really pleased with the final outcome, hope you like it too!

I'd love to hear what you think about the painting, just leave a comment below. If you would like to get in touch about a commission, I'd love to hear from you , just email me at , you can also see my commissions page here .

BRAND NEW! UK Minibeast Colouring Book

I am really excited to tell you all about my brand new 'UK Minibeast Colouring Book' . My third, self published book!

I am so happy I now have three, although I plan to do many more colouring books, three seems like a good number to have, after all three is the magic number!

The new book features 20 different bugs, most of which you will find in your garden or local park. Accompanying each hand drawn minibeast are three fun facts so you can learn about what you are colouring in. I certainly learnt a lot about these little creatures, and they are amazing, I even got a bit more fond of slugs (I hate slugs!), did you know that the average garden is home to about 20,000 slugs? I think my favourite is the dragonfly, a master of flight, who has been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

The book, would make a great gift for anyone who loves colouring: young and young at heart, check out the pictures below, and click on the link at the bottom to bag yourself a copy.

If you like the look of this little book, head over to my Website to read more about it and my other colouring books , and buy yourself or some one special a copy!