Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Flax fields

My daily walk with the dogs is getting very pretty now that there's flax flowering in the fields! I couldn't resist bringing my camera - and there's always a chance that I can find the time to create some new paintings!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

My Pewter Plate Award!

My Highlights Pewter Plate award has arrived and Dorry is very impressed!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Bluebells in the Wye Valley

Just had to post this photo of the bluebells in the woods between Bigsweir Bridge and Redbrook in the Wye Valley. Don't know whether it's because we were in France last year but the bluebells look stunning this year and they seem to be everywhere round here!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

It's Christmas - in May!

As usual I'm in Christmas mode again in May because of the big shows - Surtex and PG Live. I managed to do seven new cards in time for the shows - bit of a rush but two were commissioned so it was well worth it! Some traditional Christmassy scenes and some quirky ones...

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

AEP Award Nomination

I'm also up for the AEP ( Association of Educational Publishers ) award in the Preschool category for the same Highlights illustrations. Wish me luck! The award ceremony is in June in Washington DC - sadly, I don't get to go!

Highlights Award

Hurrah! I've won an award! Decided this is something worth blogging about, even for a reluctant blogger like me!
It's a "Pewter Plate" award for my work on Little Fox, Little Fox for High Five magazine.
The award is for the best illustration of a fiction story for the year.