Sunday, 28 October 2012

White Goat Painting used for book cover

My white goat painting "Strike a Pose" is going to be used by Dufour as the cover illustration for 'Bluebeard's Goat and Other Stories' by H.L. Mencken which will be released early next year (2013).

Photography Prints

Friday, 24 August 2012

Cow Graphic for Manor Farm van

I've recently been doing some graphic design work for Manor Farm in Surrey and you may spot this black and white cow logo on their van if your driving in that locale!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Painting of Cows!

'Guardians of the Valley' - a painting of cows lying down in the fields of Devon England is now available as a print through artflakes.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Manor Farm Surrey: quick sketches of belted galloway cattle

Manor Farm Surrey: quick sketches of belted galloway cattle in preparation for a painting









Thursday, 5 July 2012

Sheep standing in the spring sunshine painting

Sheep standing in the spring sunshine painting "Spring Sunshine" - inspired by sheep from the cliff tops of South Devon near Branscombe, Devon in England.
Art Prints

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Painting of a Fox

Painting of a Fox inspired by the video below - Painting of the day from the Migraine Action Art Exhibition





video

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #13: "You Are Beautiful."

Migraine Awareness Month #13: "You Are Beautiful."

Task for the day "Remind yourself of the things you have accomplished despite Migraines..."

Despite having chronic migraine for the past 20 years or so I've managed to keep painting and drawing and I'm currently holding an online exhibition to raise funds for a migraine charity.

For any fellow migraineurs who are thinking about taking up art, here are my top 5 reasons for doing so:


1) You can work on a painting in stages allowing you to work around your migraine attacks / periods of disability.



2) Being creative is a reward in itself and provides a feeling of accomplishment, something which can be difficult to come by if in chronic pain.


 3) Nothing you do need ever be wasted. One of the frustrating aspects of chronic illness is working toward a long-term goal only to be unable to complete a project due to migraine. With art this needn't be the case as paintings started weeks, months or years earlier can be completed as and when you want.


4) Painting and drawing, like any art, encourage you to view the world in different ways. Learning to redefine what is possible and impossible with a painting can sometimes transfer into redefining what is possible in life despite being in chronic pain.


5) Art allows you to be social and allows you to be independent. You can join an art class or visit galleries if you want to share art with others, but in the times when you are unable to socialize due to poor health you can pick up your latest painting and do 5 minutes here or there if you're able.


(These images are all taken from the Migraine Action Art Exhibition)


National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.



Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #12: "Let's Do the Monster Mash!"

Migraine Awareness Month #12: "Let's Do the Monster Mash!"

 

Just like the Joker from Batman, sometimes migraines "can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with." See the full scene below:

 

Painting of a White Goat - Picture of the Day from the Migraine Action Art Exhibition

Painting of a White Goat - Picture of the Day from the Migraine Action Art Exhibition