Celebrating Rose


Celebrating Rose is an acrylic interpretation of a photograph taken of my friend graduating. I found capturing her facial features difficult as they required a very fine brush and careful colour mixing to attempt skin tone and shading of bone structure.

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Rock Pool Investigations


Rock Pool Investigations is an interpretation of a photo using a combination of pencil and acrylic. This is a birthday card for my dad from a photograph I took of him taking a look at the life in a rock pool at Kimmeridge beach. dsc_0147


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Moon Watchers


Moon Watchers is a painting in acrylic, designed as a birthday card for my partner. His love of the moon and space inspired the subject, the Astronaut and his Space Monkey companion observe the moon from a fantasised planet.

This took layering, first in grey tones throughout the picture’s ensamble, then layering in browns, yellows, soft pale pinks, and a lot of white to pick out shape, light and texture.


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New Life


New Life, is a series of three piece collage pictures. Inspired by a dear life long friend of mine and the birth of her beautiful girl. I wanted to capture pregnancy, mother and daughter motherhood, and the trio of father, mother and daughter. These are the photocopies of the originals, the originals are with my friend.


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Knee Anatomy



Knee Anatomy, is the study of the bone, cartilage and ligament components of the knee. I used pencil to draft the anatomical structure, then watercolour to highlight texture and the difference in structure between the bones of the femur, tibia and fibula opposed to the knee joint itself. This was done with artistic freedom in colour choice. This also brings direct attention to the main subject of the joint, and the leg bones acting as tools to better understand what the joint is and how it functions.


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Human Skull

Human Skull, is a combination of pencil and pastel. The pencil helped to create definition and precision to the skull’s structure, whilst the pastel softened and deepened the bones with texture and its off white colour, which off camera does appear creamy with a hint of creamy yellow to the white.

Drawing the body using study of anatomy, brings together my hobby and massage work, and is as much a learning process as a creative one.


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