Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is ready!

I am proud to announce that the Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is now ready to buy! Over a hundred hours of work have gone into drawing the 13 pet calendar competition winners, who have now received their free copies. The high-quality, professionally printed calendar costs...

More calendar pics…

The Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is starting to take shape. Ten pictures in now, and what a variety of beautiful pets I’ve had to work with! Just three left before I hand the pictures over to my designer to start building the calendar, which is when it starts to get...

2016 calendar drawings are go!

I am happy to tell you that I have made a start on my drawings for the 2016 Pastelesta calendar. This beautiful dog is Luna, and will be gracing the month of December, even though that’s a very back-front way to start things! I drew Luna in soft and hard pastels...

A busy day’s painting

I’ve been hard at work on the oil paints today, working on three pictures. I can’t show two of them as they are commissions, but they are starting to come together, it always feels a lot better after the first couple of colour layers start going down. I...

Winner in the WHSmiths portraits competition!

I have just found out that I am one of three winners of the WHSmith ‪#‎whsart‬ ‪#‎portraits‬ competition. And I’m very happy! Here is my portrait on the WHSmiths blog page I have won some art supplies and got some recognition which is always exciting. The...