Art for my sake

There are two things I can’t do when I’m unhappy: paint and drink (alcohol). I have found that I can only paint when I am in my ‘happy place’ – without pressure of work or housework or the expectations of others. And I only drink when I’m happy. The thought of crawling into a bottle when the world is too much for me … is, strangely, too much for me. So my painting is sporadic, and that’s not good for it because to be an ‘artist’ you need to be at it all the time. I suppose that makes me a painter, as opposed to an artist. I also can’t paint the same thing over and over again. Nothing I paint ever looks the way I intended, yet there are only so many times I can have a go at trying to get it right.

Many of my paintings are done using acrylic paints applied to canvas using old credit and sim cards. The use of these items allows me to ‘loosen up’. As you can imagine, we editors can get a little uptight and fussy at times. Painting without being able to control the medium too well is good discipline for me – good discipline in relaxing!

Many of my originals are available from Blue Thumb at 
or click on an image in the carousel to see a crisper version here.

And many of my images are available as greeting cards, posters, iPad, tablet and phone covers, furnishings, fashions, journals and more from my RedBubble page at

Or, consider purchasing an original direct from my site here:

Acrylics – all on stretched canvas, ready to hang

Watercolours – all on paper, unframed