I was so excited to be asked to design and paint my first ever wedding invitations. This also included RSVP's and little stickers to stick to the envelopes. I feel they turned out so well, and I even got sent pictures of people opening them and sending snaps to the bride. I'm super happy to be doing the place cards and more drawings for the actual weddings. For wedding enquiries email me! email@example.com ♡
A couple of weeks ago I painted this card for my Grandma on her 90th Birthday. Featuring all her loves and interests. firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to discuss me making something similar!
This year has been amazing for commissions. I have completed some amazing projects, and I really feel like I'm creating memories for people which makes me feel good. And the feedback I'm getting is great too! I am planning many more (as long as people keep asking me!) so do email me if you'd like one in the run up to the Christmas months. Here are a few recent paintings I've done for various clients...
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I have launched my Christmas cards! It feels like a long while away, and until this week I was clinging to sandals with the best of them, but if you're sending them far away it's great to prep. They are at my usual market price of £2.50 each and 5 for £10 everywhere! Just because I'm feeling festive. They're all printed from my original drawings and paintings, and A6...They will probably be a limited edition, and are available on Etsy or at My christmas markets this year. I will be at Etsy Made Local in Crouch End Saturday the 3rd of December, and Urban Makers East on Sunday 11th December.
Ho ho ho
I can't believe I haven't shared images of my new project The Mark Makers on here yet. Perhaps because we are having too much fun drawing and making marks across London. You can find out about the project HERE and below are some images from the past two nights. The next one is in One Week's time, and you can buy tickets from the website. Photos by Jade Holford and Joe Hawkes
I was commissioned to paint this lovely smiley family a couple of weeks ago. What a nice job. firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss commission ideas.
I've been drawing lots of birthday cards, both for my own friends and for people who commission me. I feel like the approach you can take for someone on their birthday ranges loads, and it's great to experiement. At the top, I painted a cake for my mum, which I was super happy with. If you like cake themed offerings, visit my etsy and check out my TROPICAL CAKE CARD
Above is a card for my friend Jessica Skye, one of my favourite yogis, DJ and all round super woman. Below is a card I was commissioned to make for a birthday. Love the animated faces.
I feel very lucky to be asked to capture such nice moments by people who commission me, and this one was no exception. Here I painted Jaz and her dad in a sweet selfie for his birthday present. I love it, and is also great to see it in situ.
For commission enquiries email email@example.com to discuss your idea.
I had the pleasure of taking part in the Crafty Fox Market on Sunday, which is always a super fun day. I was selling my cards, original artworks, and some new NOTEBOOKS, which I'm excited about. It's actually great to debut new products to a market audience, and I think they went down really well. Fun all round. Look out for the books on my Etsy soon.
...The typo on the price list was swiftly amended! ;)
The next market I'm taking part in is Urban Makers East, on April 23rd at Mile End Ecology Pavilion 11 – 5pm. Come and say hi if you're around!
I painted this card for my mum this mother's day. It features me, my bother, mum and grandma so it's quite special. I also noticed this tweet from the ever awesome JK Rowling, which I felt summed up the day really nicely.
I was really touched to be asked to complete this commission, celebrating three generations 💗 Hollie was kind enough to give me a little back story behind the commission:
"A little back ground if you want, this was a picture was taken of granny about a year after she fell down some stairs and sustained a huge brain injury that basically changed her life. When she was able to leave the hospital she never returned home and went straight into a care facility where she spent a few months before she passed on the 12th September.
This picture was taken about 1month before she died, She was allowed back to our house on a day visit and we sat in the garden and I painted her nails and ate croissants!"
I really love my job sometimes! Thank you Hollie. firstname.lastname@example.org for commission enquiries.
I captured mine and my friend Hannah's joint love of the drink of queens; the espresso martini for her 28th Birthday card this year. Happy Saturday, and enjoy one of these dark and lovely concoctions if you get the chance.
I’m really excited to announce that I will be leading a new evening drawing workshop popping up in different fun venues across London. The workshop is called ‘The Mark Makers’ and will be ran by myself and Becky Noy.
The aim is to make the workshop fun, and non-stuffy, and a fun opportunity to spend the evening drawing and learning, using still life. We want to give a new way of interpreting the traditional medium of still life, that you perhaps were forced to do at school, but incorporating exciting props, and fun exercises to help develop drawing skills. The ticket for the event will include a glass of booze, and a mini curated kit of materials to take away to get you drawing at home.
Becky, who has a background in making and sourcing props will spend time building an exciting modern still life which serves as a unique focal point as well as a drawing focus. While I will guide you through the workshop and the steps needed to work on and develop drawing skills and create your own work.
You will hopefully have a super fun evening, and leave with some great original artwork to take away, as well as a kit of materials and illustrated tips sheets for drawing at home and a thirst to learn more. The classes are great for all skill sets, whether you’re a master mark maker or a total beginner.
Our very first workshop is taking place at Lock Studios, in Haggerston. On Tuesday the 15th of March. (Lock Studios, UNIT 1, 66-68 De Beauvoir Cresent, London N1 5SB; a short walk away from Haggerston overground station…) running from 7.30-9.30pm. To book tickets please visit this link: http://www.themarkmakers.com/product/the-mark-makers-lock-studios
We also have an event in South London on April 26th 2016, at the nines Peckham. (Unit 9A Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN) Which also runs from 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets will be onside soon at www.themarkmakers.com
We’re really excited about the project and it would mean a lot if you wanted to be involved! Thanks in advance!
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I had the pleasure of being commissioned to paint this wonderful birthday card a few weeks ago. email@example.com for commission enquiries!
Although I don't particularly go in for red roses, public meals or displays of affection surrounded by balloons and expectation on the 14th of February, I do like making cards. And this year I got to make a few, to serve the lovely fing of showing love. As well as my babe card which you can still buy on my etsy shop, I was also commissioned to make these little elephants for a really sweet valentines day card. For my own offering, I depicted an anteater cuddling someone's leg; a sight my valentine and I saw earlier this year at London zoo. There's no love like an anteater and his leg. I hope your day (and all your days) was full of love.
Really love doing commissions for one friend to another, and this was super special as the original photo I had to work from was just so fun. I used watercolour paints and pencil. firstname.lastname@example.org for your commission ideas!
I have two new editions to my card collection. Just in time for Valentines Day, and Mother's Day. As well as general springtime...and let's face it all occassions. The 'Babe' and 'Daffodil' are available HERE NOW.
My cousin commissioned me to paint this portrait of him and his girlfriend Millie to celebrate their 8th Anniversary. Real nice!
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Some Giraffe mates I drew before Christmas for Josh. Inspired by a trip to London zoo.