Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Portrait :)

Apologies for not posting for a while. Things have been a little hectic but thankfully I had a portrait to be working on.  This was a birthday present.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Dazed and Refused

Dazed and Refused kicked off again yesterday night with a very enjoyable private view. Was a really good turn out and the standard of work was really high again! Check out to see all the entries for this year and more information about the exhibit.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Wedding Cake

This is the top layer of a wedding cake I am making. It is a fruit cake, the other two layers are still to come as they are chocolate and lemon they have to made nearer the time, still 3 weeks to go.  So in-between working I have been working on the icing decorations. I think I have the top sorted now with the main decoration in place and then can work on the petal placement later. I've just put them on to get an idea of what it might look like.

And it all started out as humble ready to roll icing, these are the beginnings of making the roses and petals.

Flowers- Centre pieces

So.... Haven't blogged for a while, apologies for that. I have been spending my time wisely though...well most of it.   I have been working on some centre pieces for a wedding and making the wedding cake.  I have yet to find something to put them in. Thinking glass bowls.  These are hand-tied using silk flowers, a mix of peach and white roses with some tiny white berries and grass. I have made two so far and have four to go, as it is one for each of the tables.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

When Lard met......

Loyd Grossman. Inspired by one Daniel Saunders.  
Check out will make you happy.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

New portrait commission

New portrait commission by my friend of their grand parents on a day out

Monday, 23 April 2012

Wedding Bouquet

A couple of weeks ago my friends Mum got married and I was asked to do the flowers. This is her bouquet.  I'm really happy with the way it came out, was quite fiddly to get the daffodils and roses to have an equal amount of prominence but got there in the end. It was a hand tied bouquet tied together with ribbon and then pinned.  I will post the button holes, corsage and bridesmaids bouquets when I get some pictures of them.

Patrick Star cake

Thursday, 29 March 2012

National Portrait Entry

This years attempt at the BP Portrait award. Was unfortunately unsuccessful. But does mean I get to take part in Dazed and refused again this year, is going to be bigger and better! <-- watch this space

Monday, 19 March 2012


My friends Mum is getting married next month an I have been asked to do the Bouquets, Buttonholes and Corsages for their big day! So had a quick practice on some daffodils I found in my garden. I had to wire the flowers first to give them more structure and then stuck them together. I have my work cut out but will post as I go!

Spring Time

Monday, 12 March 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Short-Eared Owl

My entry for British wildlife artist of the Year

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Icing Roses

Bit different than my normal posting but I am quite proud of my attempt at making icing roses.
I was asked by my friend to make them to go on her wedding cake so thought best learn how to make them before I have to make the real things.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

This is an E-book cover for a fairy tale written by Jo Huntly
which will be available on kindle soon!

E-book now available on Amazon! This is the link if you would like a copy
The story is called Wolf.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


This painting is up in a gallery in Chelmsford, in a local artist exhibit.
And is up for sale.

Birthday cards

These are birthday cards I have done recently. The top one was for Sapphia

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Commission: double portrait

Portrait commission for my land lady. Always open to commisions, be it portraits, animals to book covers feel free to contact me at

Chelmsford Arts trail

Long overdue post. This is what my Art trail exhibit in August this year looked like.
The trail was very successful generating lots of interest, thanks to the hard work of the
Shiny Shed. Well done to all the artist that took part.

Small doodle