Saturday, 12 December 2015

Exciting news - The Art of Watercolour on Fine Art of America



These last few months I have started a group on Fine Art America.
I thought there was a place for Fine Watercolour artists.
I try to run it with the best of my ability. I have curated many shows online and do not see any problem finding the very best Watercolours in my new group.

It is with great pride the group has just received a second banner. This time: 


Awesome Features


Below are the kind of Featured works chosen on the main page.





If you are an artist in Watercolour and wish to join the group:

- Open to Professionals and amateurs (we have a number learning)
You need to be on Fine Art of America.
The link for the group is: 




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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

STOLEN PRINTED CARDS

There is a serious problem in this country.
If parcels are not sent recorded delivery, there is always the chance that someone
somewhere will decide to take it for themselves!

Imagine being an artist, designing, painting, ordering their Christmas cards that will be sent to customers and family, only to find out that it will never arrive, even if the parcel was traced as Delivered on the 28th November!

Someone got MY cards. 30 of them!

So have a look at what I have lost. If you receive this card, the sender has not paid for it.
I HAVE!

If you are a shopkeeper and are offered these cards for sale, they have been stolen.
Out of the 30, I should somehow find out what happened to them.


On the back of the card is written:

"Merry Christmas in Chilham, Kent"


Now for those who think that artists make lots of money, you are very mistaken!
We MAKE LOT of paintings, designs but are not earning gold sovereigns.

For each design, we get a commission on what is produced.

For each painting sold online, a commission is taken by the site.
We are paying taxes.

There are more people living on the back of artists than artists themselves.
So, it makes me very angry when our work is stolen.

For the record, I will not have my Christmas cards to send. It is too late to produce another batch.
I have bought some from Sainsbury!
Next year, I will print them myself!









Monday, 7 December 2015

Some art work on Folksy

Who and what is Folksy?

Folksy is a Craft and Art shop exclusively British.

Only British designers can sell on the site.

I have added so far 3 of my paintings. I do believe in reaching UK public and others.

Here is one of my Framed painting for sale:

I will be building the shop in the next few days.


You might like to see the first few items

On this >>>> LINK


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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Faversham - Probably the last watercolour 2015


"Faversham in Kent"

A pure watercolour on Arches 300grs.
Paint Winsor Newton.
Completed today

First time I was using this heavy paper from Arches.
I like it quite a lot but will reserve it for Landscape only.
I do not think it would do justice to flowers somehow.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Scam emails using false Paypal address

Warning to all artists!

A new scam is going around:

Please be very carefull if you receive a mail sent by  service@intl.paypal.com it is not from PayPal. Is a scammer.

They are not only targeting artists but all kind of businesses.

Here are some links of interest:


Cards purchased from Fine Art of America

Thank you so much to the kind person from Alabama
who bought these cards from Fine Art of America.

Cards and prints can be purchased to the site FAA from my website:




Friday, 27 November 2015

BLACK FRIDAY ON REDBUBBLE

 It is Black Friday on Redbubble

All of my products are 20% OFF

Do not Forger CODE BF20 at check out


LINK TO MY SHOP>>>> HERE

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You will find all links to my products on the left of the page



Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Sales of photographic prints

Thank you to the anonymous buyer of 3 photographic prints.

Besides my Fine Art work,  I love photography.
I have learnt this skill alongside my father who, when I was a teenager, was taking me to photographic clubs.

I feel so fortunate to have learnt so much with my parents.




My photos can be found >>>>> HERE

Monday, 23 November 2015

ARTISTS and FRIENDS

It was around 10 years ago when I started to use Internet for my Art.

I did find a site in UK for artists: Painters Online where my work was downloaded and with a bonus to be on an Art Forum

Much later, I did find a site called Redbubble where I could exhibit my work and sell prints.

In both sites, I did find an incredible amount of artists with whom I have made friends

Now we have Facebook where most artists I already know are posting there and where I have found new friends too!

Friendship can be well established through the internet.


Here are two lovely artists who had come to view my exhibition 5 years ago

Jeannette Harrison and Alan Stevens. 

We had never met before but had made friends through Painters Online.
Another artist came along too, Alan Knight.
 Just to show how Art brings people together... 




Through Redbubble I met people from around the world!

I have been in touch with so many, all generous, good hearted and so talented!

This wonderful lady is well known artist in Pastel, Lynda Robinson from Australia, met on Redbubble.

She came to England and made a great detour to come to see me!
What a great time we had!

Unfortunately, I cannot name all artists who contact me on an everyday basis.. Each of them are precious to me. We have the same spirit. We like to share our work, our knowledge.
We are so happy just doing Art!

I receive phone calls from America, I Skype with some of them... plenty of emails of course!
Who said our artistic lives were boring?

Today, I have an extra pleasure. My week has started pretty well!!!

On Facebook,  the great artist Hidemi Tada from Japan
has made me the incredible honour to do my portrait!
I was very surprised when I saw the painting first thing this morning!





Hidemi Tada, I am terribly moved by your generosity. I feel so humble.

Thank you so very much does not seem enough to express how I feel!

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I wish people of the World could stop, think and turn to creation.
It has not got to be Art, it could be craft, anything constructive that takes the mind away from worries, illness and lately horrors created by human beings.

A wonderful world where people start sharing and appreciate one another instead of mocking, criticising, bullying and hurting.

A world of love for our craft and others.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

SECOND CALENDAR 2016

CALENDAR 2016

FOREVER FLOWERS.

If you are in love with flowers and particularly roses,
you will be spoilt.

Once the calendar is over, you can frame
these gorgeous prints.

To be found on this >>>> LINK



MY CALENDAR 2016

NOW AVAILABLE




Monday, 16 November 2015

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