I am an artist and amateur photographer from Scotland. I work in a variety of media and don't have a set style of work, as you will see, because I find inspiration everywhere. I am currently producing and selling a number of products using my back-catalogue of work and introducing new pieces on a regular basis. My products include: posters, t-shirts, greetings cards, If you are interested in any of the products, please click on the corresponding photograph and you will be taken straight to the product page or visit the store to view all current products.

How Unoriginal!!

I have been doing some reproduction and 'inspired by' pieces to add to the Artform Nouveau collection. Some of these have been what I'd term artwork, whilst others like this one are more graphic design. It's based on a fabric design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and whilst it seems very retro nowadays, it must have been very modern and ahead of it's time when he first created it. Personally, I think it's rather 1960's Flower Power and not so 19th Century Art Nouveau! Because of that I kept it in the ArtformTheHeart collection instead of adding it to the new one.

I worked in Photoshop for this one and did four simple, stylised flower outlines in separate layers then copied and pasted each layer until I had filled the design area. I then went back and did a layer below the outlines to add the colours and then finally added the 'dotted' lines and text. Being that it was done in photoshop, and on numerous different layers, once I'd completed it I went back and changed the hue/saturation on some of the layers so that I ended up with two versions.


This piece was originally titled 'Race Relations' but I thought I should change that when I put it on zazzle, just in case anyone took offense to it. I painted it several years ago and my mother loved it so much that I immediately gave it to her. I sold a print of it the other day and am really pleased with that, but rather worried about how it'll print up and whether or not the customer will be happy with it. I think that the canvas texture shows through a little too much for a poster, but I'll wait and see what happens; nothing ventured, nothing gained.

The concept for the piece is fairly obvious: one face, many races. A personal comment on the similarities and differences between us all. I think it's an idea I'd like to revisit as it has so many possibilities, and next time I'll bear in mind that it may be used for prints.

'Fan' Art for JWS

I've been so busy with zazzle recently, trying to create products, organise and promote, that I haven't had much time for doing the type of artwork I love to do. Nor have I had time to photograph any of my back-catalogue that isn't already on my laptop. So, I decided that for now I would post this piece of  'fan art' that I did a while back. It was a gift for one of my fiance's children, I had done some pokemon drawings for two of the boys already and spent time helping them to draw their own. But the third boy had been in hospital out of state during my visit and I didn't get to spend any time with him. When I was coming home, I bought a pack of naruto trading cards as that's another of their favourite shows/passtimes. I went through the pack of cards and decided on this one; The Magician of Black Chaos. Because it was for one of the boys, and one getting over a major operation at that, I wanted to make the piece special, a replica of the trading card but on a much larger scale. I used acrylics and bought some metallic shades specifically to use on this project. It's not the best photo, but I don't have access to the painting anymore so it will have to do. And it goes without saying that is is PURELY 'fan art' and not anything I'm using commercially.

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