A couple of days ago I got a call from a lovely lady who was organising a fete at my local library. She had been let down by some people and asked if I could come along. I was busy working and agreed to help out without asking much about it. I turned up this morning and found it was a church type sale with tombola and cake stand and bric a brac. My perception was th[...]

Chiquita – Finished Drawing

It has been difficult to post progress on this drawing this week as the signal here is pretty awful. I have had a wonderful week taking lots of photographs to draw later though and I am looking forward to sharing them with you. I have finished this latest drawing though and I am happy to share it with you. As always, I look forward to hearing what you think. :)[...]

Chiquita Part 2

I thought this drawing was going to progress quickly like the tiger did but, so far, we have had a false start and a slooooooooow start. The second session has brought better results and I am now starting to enjoy this drawing. I have also had the excitement of picking up Hamish from the framers :) He looks pretty pleased with the result. Me too.[...]


I have had two attempts at starting this new portrait but I hope it was worth it. Meet Chiquita. She is a Jaguar who was the victim of illegal animal trade and rescued from a garage!! She is beautiful, living and playful and I love her. You can see her spirit and I am so glad the wonderful Isle of Wight Zoo saved her. Here is how the drawing has started.[...]

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