Thursday, August 15, 2013


Katie's and my new little instashop...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lady with a Rose

Oil on Canvas - 60cm x 60cm. I'm attempting to loosen up my style, as that is a quality I love in art, however, it doesn't come naturally to me so I have to be very intentional and work hard at 'underworking' my paintings.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miniature: Red Dress

Here is the process of an artwork I've done recently, the painting is only 25cm x 25cm, which substantially smaller than I usually work on, which meant that it took remarkably quick to finish (approx. 3hrs.)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Lady & a Hat

A short collection I designed a while ago. On arriving in Australia I realised just how powerful the South-eastern sun is and thought a few summer dresses complete with a hat would be a suitable look for the season.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lady in Black Chanel

A recent work... not entirely finished, I'm not sure I should post it yet but perhaps if I don't tell you the areas that are still unfinished they won't bother you quite as much as they bother me.

Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 40cm

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Winter Project

A few winter outfits, designed after finding myself in Joburg in winter for longer than expected and realizing I had very little in the line of warm clothing after years of desert living.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Joburg Lady

My husband and I have been in the process of moving from Dubai to Australia. We stopped over for what was supposed to be a three week holiday in South Africa to visit family. However because our visas didn't come through quite as early as expected, our time in Joburg was happily extended by six weeks. At first frustrating, as we didn't have any idea when we would suddenly have to pack up and fly off, but after a while we settled into family life and enjoyed working on a few little creative projects. 
Here is the process of a painting I did while in Joeys. 

Underpainting: a light purple colour with reference image.

First step: sketch and backround. 

First primary - ultramarine blue lowlights.

A bit of warm (cadmium) red.

Added the last of the primary's (yellow) and then some more lowlights and highlights, touches of light blues and pinks.

More skin detail and bold colour.

Eyes and mouth properly placed, nose still needs work.

Almost done, hat slightly unfinished.

Final touch - signature.