Friday, March 18, 2011


presently untitled
oil on panel

While I was studying at Angel Studios I worked part time as a nanny. I was 22 and the boy in this painting was almost 4 when I started. I had quite an intimate relationship with little William and his younger sister, Tricia. It is such a trip to see the now 16 year old Wills, full of life, sarcasm and all that is BOY. Doing this painting was a real treat.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Thought I'd post some process shots of my painting of Faith. I'm LOVING these Rosemary, long flat, Mongoose brushes. Its been a tonne of fun just going straight onto the panel with paint, eliminating preliminary drawing. I've always been a big fan of being able to see brushstrokes in a painting- Sargent is one of my all time faves- and I've been able to leave more and more of them in my own work. 7 weeks to my solo, chugga, chugga choo-choo.
currently untitled painting of Faith
oil on panel