Present for my Aunty

I drew this pencil illustration of my Aunty & her 2 brothers (my Dad & Uncle) for my Aunty’s 80th birthday, which is today. I gave her the picture at the weekend and she seemed very pleased. Happy Birthday Aunty Mary, with much love x

Etsy Shop

I opened an Etsy shop. Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.
So far there’s only 1 painting for sale there. A watercolour I did of a statue in Lindisfarne… Over 20 years ago!
Hopefully will put some more recent paintings up for sale before too long!

Here’s the link: Etsy Shop

Personal Art Projects

I created a new Portfolio folder on the website today for personal art projects. This is a place for some art I’ve done over the years with more of a therapy connection. Another step in the direction of integration. 2018…

Painting

Doing my first painting for… well, several years at least. It’s of my wife & daughter. & right now it’s very challenging. Probably not helping that I’m also using paints from several years ago! Still, shouldn’t blame the tools…!

Web Design

I’ve got no training in web design, and definitely not in coding, so my recent tweaks to this website have been a steep learning curve. Any constructive feedback and/or tips from visitors here would be appreciated! Thanks & best wishes, Adam

Star Wars The Last Jedi

I made it to the minute past midnight showing on the first day of general release, as I also did for The Force Awakens (& BVS!), & am pleased I did.
I enjoyed some of the scenes with Luke so much I can forgive the movie for other scenes that just didn’t gel with me (riding on CGI space-horses springs to mind!).

There are definite niggles with this one though.

Moomin on the Moon

Finished this drawing of Moomin on the moon this evening. I think there’s more than a little of Gromit in Moomin’s expression here!
🙂

With much respect to Tove Jansson who created the moomins. Copyright of the Moomins remains with Tove Jansson’s family & this drawing was ‘fan-art’ for a present, not for profit 🙂

My daughter & I were lucky enough to see a great presentation & Q&A by Tove Jansson’s niece, Sophia Jansson, when we were at The Lakes Comic Art Festival this year. It was wonderful to find out more about the life & works of Tove Jansson & her fantastic Moomin legacy.