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Spiritals Original Art Series

Spiritals Original Art Series

The Spiritals Original Art series, celebrates the essence of four of the UK's iconic wild animals.   Animals are a treasure so often overlooked or taken for granted, none more so than our iconic wildlife here in the UK. Foxes are hunted, Badgers culled, Hares...

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Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits

In August 2020, I launched an original art dog portraits service. This decision came, in part, from the recent loss of my mothers canine companion.   As a professional artist, I love creating art, for both myself and others, to cherish. Dog portraits are a...

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Coloured pencils

Coloured pencils

Colouring is such a simple method of introducing colour to an image, but coloured pencils can be viewed as a child’s creative toy. Below, I share my knowledge, opinions and use of coloured pencils in my creative works.   “I think of coloured pencils as magic...

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Creative journey – the beginning

Creative journey – the beginning

Everyone’s creative journey is different and originates from a variety of motivational factors.   My individual experience started with a need for escapism. The realm of imagination and fantasy proved itself far more desirable, than anything the real world had to...

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Funding to make a difference through the arts

Funding to make a difference through the arts

Have you thought about how wonderful an exciting arts or culture-based project would be for your organisation or are you an artist or other creative keen to engage with new audiences, but struggling to pay your bills? In both scenarios, grant aid may offer a way...

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Lockdown Lessons

Lockdown Lessons

Going into lockdown was easy for me; not because I already worked from home, but because I was already ill with the virus. Lockdown was a no brainer and the first of my lockdown lessons was how dreadful the virus felt, and I completely gave into looking after myself...

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Painting for positivity

Painting for positivity

Painting for positivity might be easier than you think...picking up a brush and mixing colours isn’t all about being or becoming an artist, nor is it always about making beautiful art.   The very act of picking up the brush to start with, is a positive decision....

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