Saturday, 22 December 2012


'Stanley' 20 x 25 cm (estimated), oil n board
Christmas present for my friend of her pug, Stanley.

Friday, 21 December 2012


Blue, 20 x 25 cm (estimate), oil on board
Christmas present for my friend. It was a challenge to paint my first ever bird...and his reflection!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Dogs in the Snow

'Dogs in the Snow' A3 oil on board
 Commission for my neighbours. It will be a Christmas present for their Gran. I hope she likes it as much as they did!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


'Tia' A3, Oil on board
Commission for my Auntie of one of the family cats, Tia. She is a beautiful cat, I hope I did her justice.
'Tia' original photograph
 I thought it might be interesting to show the original photo. In the painting I made a few changes, you may notice the leaves are not 100% accurate because I am not crazy enough to paint them so, but I do hope they are realistic enough. I also widened Tia's pupils as painting them as they are in the photo looked very strange.

The colours of the painting are also more like the original photo, I just haven't got the hang of photographing paintings yet. For example her fur is less red and the sky is a much paler blue.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


'Poppy' Oil on board 20 x 25 cm
My English Springer Spaniel, Poppy. She is much missed.

Monday, 13 August 2012


'Sophie' Oil on board 25 x 20 cm
Commission for my grandparents of their cat, Sophie. Painted from two photos merged together as they wanted a full body pose but had their hearts set on using a close up photo I had taken previously of her face.

Monday, 9 July 2012


'Poppy' Oil on board 24 x 20 cm 
This is an old uni piece and my first proper photorealist painting. I'm still pleased with it though I've had a lot more practice since and I know what I would do now differently if I were to give it another go. My springer spaniel, Poppy.

Saturday, 7 July 2012


'Butterflies' Watercolour, cropped.
This is a commission I did for my Dad to give as a wedding present. My strength isn't in painting with watercolours and my chosen subject would never be butterflies but I think I did an okay job. The blue sky and yellows are much brighter in reality.

I hope they liked it!

Friday, 6 July 2012


'Lily' Oil on board, 20 x 14 cm

My cat, Lily, painted in oils on board. This took about 7 hours roughly. I need to start timing how long I spend painting. I wanted to copy the photograph as closely as possible but without spending too long on the background. 


'Milly' Oil on board, 20 x 25 cm

A more detailed painting of Milly. This one took about 10 hours or so to do, most of which was colour mixing!

Milly Oil Sketch

'Milly' Oil on board, 50 x 40 cm, cropped.

My gran's cat, Milly. Painted in a much looser style than the previous one of Lily because I did this one for fun and as a bit of a break from the photorealist style of the last few paintings. It is also a lot bigger which makes it much easier to be more gestural with the brushstrokes.

This is a slightly cropped version.