What do I paint?
I raise money for charities including The British Heart Foundation, Epilepsy Action and Children with Cancer by painting animals, people and places in a variety of watercolour styles. I want to raise money for charity whilst making art affordable, unique and something that is treasured by you.
Animals: Horses, cats, dogs, ducks, sheep - even a mouse! Close up or in combination with special places or people.
People: Capturing people at a special time, or a special person and friendship.
Places: A special place to you or friends and family. Wedding venues, a memorable view or just somewhere you like.
Check out commissions and the galleries for some inspiration!
Why do I paint?
I love painting! It has a very special place in my heart... quite literally!
When I was 46, I developed a rare heart condition and, as part of the road to recovery, I was encouraged to do something relaxing. So I started painting. I hadn’t done any art since I was at school but, bizarrely and out of nowhere, I had developed a new skill! Paintings for friends and family soon grew into more and more commissions!
I decided to raise money for charity. All profits from my art work have supported the work of The British Heart Foundation, Epilepsy Action and Children with Cancer. I also support a range of other charities and local causes.
Total raised to date: £42,000
Prices vary depending on detail and size. I charge between £90-£100 for an original, approximately A4 size watercolour painting.
All paintings are supplied mounted
Frames can be provided at extra. Conversion to canvas is often possible,
Free postage to the UK for all mounted paintings.
Framed paintings may incur extra charges
Terms and conditions apply
What will I need from you?
To keep things simple, I base paintings on your photos. I can help choose the best image for your painting, or leave the choice to you. But a bespoke painting is much more than copying a photo. It’s about capturing personality and character, in an original, watercolour painting. Look at how I paint.
Photo top tips
Outdoor photos, taken in natural light, and in focus are best. Eye colour is essential so no red eye!
Quirky is good! As long as its a photo you like. I can turn selfies and snaps into something original and special if the photograph in focus!
Don't worry about backgrounds. I don't see that! Although there are many examples of where I have painted people and pets in landscapes as well.
Ready to go?
Email me on email@example.com with details of your ideas.
Feel free to attach photos, and tell me a bit about what you're looking for.