Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ikon Gallery Opportunity

It has been really good to work with other Artists and creative people this week on a new project at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. Then to end the week walking through the German Markets in the dark with the Christmas lights was so nice and festive. 

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This opportunity will now allow me to share my new creative skills and techniques with others through running workshops within the community which I am really looking forward to. 

More info to follow soon. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Kids love art, particularly on themselves. So how about a temporary henna tattoo like this one that I created on a really young child recently. 

I do henna events for children. 
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Saturday, 28 June 2014

My Art Workshops

I run art workshops in primary schools. Pupils use a variety of mediums including watercolour paints and watercolour pencils, acrylic paint, printing and things like gemstones, tissue paper, sequins and gold / silver paint pens. 

Projects range from creating mosaics, bunting, henna inspired art, foam printing and more. This enables pupils to learn different techniques whilst also developing their creativity. 

A mosaic created by a Key stage 2 pupil in my first primary school art workshop. These designs were inspired by landscapes. 
My Art workshops provide children with a chance to explore and have fun creatively in a friendly, supportive, motivating & inspiring way. It's rewarding to see young minds get enthusiastic and inspired through art, 

Get in touch if you'd like a workshop or after school club in a school, day centre, community centre, playgroup, hospital, church or just for fun at home for children's parties. 

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

World Cup Brazil - For the Love of Colour

I love anything positive that brings people of the world together like the Olympics and now the World Cup. Some of you may hate the football but I enjoy it as although teams play against each other, it unites people. Barriers like language, race or background are broken despite war, poverty and crime. We all sing, cheer and celebrate for our love of football, it is infectious. 

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said of the World Cup: 
"As the only game in the world that is played in every country by people of every race and religion." 

Art also brings people together, every 4 years Brazilians paint their streets for the love of football. This year they are sharing it with the world. 

With the World Cup starting today watch a country brought to life by its people and explore the colourful streets of Brazil in this short video to infect the non football fans amongst you! 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Henna, Arts and Craft Day

If you love henna, arts and crafts you may be interested to come along while I do henna. Choose from my designs and take a seat to enjoy the live music (TBC) while I do a beautiful henna design on you. Then enjoy the other crafts on offer. Full details/music to be confirmed. 

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Me doing Henna a Diwali event. 

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I look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bruno Mars Artwork

My new stripped back Bruno Mars artwork created in a different style from my usual colourful one to reflect Bruno's cool slick and retro look. 

Mixed media sketch and computer generated artwork. 
Get in touch if you have a photo that you would like me to create in this same style. 

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Monday, 12 May 2014

My Flower Print Photography Exhibition

My year long Flower Print Photography Exhibition is currently at location 3 of 4 across the West Midlands. I love flowers and many of my photos from this collection were shot in my garden. They capture the beautiful colours of Summer in full bloom, bringing sunshine, colour and warmth to your home. 

Flower Print Exhibition - Location 3 of 4: Solihull Hospital, England. 
Bold and colourful, sure to brighten up a blank wall. 
If there is a print that you would like to buy please get in touch using the details below. All artwork comes framed and ready to hang. 

My Flower Print Exhibition at Solihull Hospital. 
Makes a nice gift ideal for Mother's Day or nature lovers. 

My Flower Print Exhibition at Solihull Hospital. 

My Flower Print Exhibition at Solihull Hospital. 

My Flower Print Exhibition at Solihull Hospital. 

My Flower Print Exhibition at Solihull Hospital. 

My Artist Statement.  
I also cover kids' birthdays, pet photography, church weddings and special occasions. Please get in touch: 


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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Celebrate Life - Charlie Chaplin's Iconic Speech

We have all heard of Charlie Chaplin, an endearing actor, entertaining and inspiring millions in his silent movies without needing to speak a word. 

But when he did speak, he inspired generations, as shown in his iconic speech in his 1940 movie "The Great Dictator" which I had to share for those who have not watched it before: 

With this speech in mind I wanted to share a piece of art that captures the beauty of his wisdom, as relevant today as it was back then in 1940. What will you take from it?

Charlie Chaplin inspired artwork. 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Make-Up - Another form of Creativity

Like Henna, make up is another form of creativity whose medium is the human body. It is used for theatre, TV, film, fashion, photography, magazines & the modeling industry. To show you some creative striking eye make up, here is 1 of my photos.

They say 
"eyes are the windows to the soul"
but if you're a good person and beautiful inside, it's reflected on the outside too. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rainbow VW Beetle Print

It is common knowledge that I love the classic VW Beetle. A car full of personality, which is why I set my hand sketched and computer generated picture against a swirly rainbow background. It also seems that many others like this print too as it is fun and colourful. So I have created more prints ready for purchase. 

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Photo Enhancement and Restoration

I have restored an old photo of my parents taken a week after they got married over 40 years ago. I wanted to enhance this photo and bring it back to life. I did this by restoring colour due to sun damage, removing blemishes and taking out the ugly patches in the bricks. 

While old photos have a nostalgia to them, they can also become like the original that someone remembers them as. 

I really like this photo and always really enjoy enhancing them! 

Please get in touch if you would like me to bring an old photo back to life. 

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