My art blog

Life as an artist is full of controversies. I have heard the funniest comments of people, about what they think artists are. A small selection includes

  • being a seclude
  • a crazy extrovert
  • a cat lady wearing bandanas around her head while painting flowers in her garden ( I am not kidding!)
  • simply strange
  • very interesting

The list goes on and on. But at the same time, I must admit to having certain expectations too when I think about telling people that I am an artist.

  • they might laugh at me
  • some assume that I am only playing with paint
  • that they wouldn’t be interested anyway
  • they will tell me that they know a lot of people who paint already
  • or that they think its boring

But you know what. Nobody will ever know if any of those “expectations” are true if we don’t talk at all!

That is the reason I want to blog. I want to give anyone who is even remotely interested, a chance to find out more about one artist’s life. My life. There are so many other artists and I can’t speak for them. Each person is on its own path, experiencing different things, meeting different people. But if you stumble upon these pages and want to read on, I would be honored. Maybe I can convince you that not all artists are crazy. And maybe you will be the person who will get joy out of my artistic adventures. Who knows …..

Is there a perfect pose for a pet portrait?

Is there a perfect pose for a pet portrait?

"Ask the artist" - a chance to get your questions answered Is there such a thing as a perfect pose for a pet portrait? Good question! The answer is straightforward, no, there is not. But there are a few requirements to make your pet portrait painting the best it can...

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Welcome

Welcome

In my studio First of all, I better apologize for the snoring sounds coming from the puppy bed. My noisy Jack Russel gang demands to be in the studio with me to keep an eye on everything, making sure I do it right. But they always fall asleep and goodness can they...

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Boo , a German Shepherd mix

Boo , a German Shepherd mix

"Featured Pet" blog post A memorial portrait of a girl called Boo In 2008 I had the pleasure to draw this girl the first time around. I had only started my artistic journey at the time. Her owner had won an online auction for a portrait drawing, with the money going...

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Attitude, a brown pelican

Attitude, a brown pelican

"Wildlife profile" - blog post The bird I stumbled across the reference for this painting on a website for artists.  Photographers share their photos so that artists can use them as references for creating art. What a great find that was! Copyright infringement is a...

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Bride and groom, wedding day

Bride and groom, wedding day

Bride and Groom My first double portrait drawing and it was exciting and nerve-wracking in equal amounts. Don't get me wrong, I loved every second of working on this drawing. But it was a bit of pressure too. You see, I am right handed and for that reason,...

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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

An Irish seascape I still remember my very first visit to the Cliffs. No-one ever forgets their first visit, but every time you leave you will be looking forward to your return. No visit is ever the same as another. The weather plays a big part in this....

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Painting of my pet, Junior

My most difficult painting ever (but why I will always treasure it) A painting of MY pet Junior came into our life from a rescue. I had been looking at adds in the papers because we wanted to adopt a dog into our family. The kids were still young but no...

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Sheepdogs

Sheepdogs

Featured pet portrait Sheepdogs in Scotland This time the stars of the featured pet blog post are 2 gorgeous sheepdogs by the names Ernie and Mac. Strictly speaking, they are working dogs rather than pet dogs. But they are loved and highly valued by their family....

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