The Dawning of an Art Series


Ideas are borne from emotional responses to the world and the fear of losing what is most precious in nature. Each and every art piece has a foothold in the real world which is explored first in a sketchbook through drawings, magazine cuttings, photographs, words, and experimentation with texture and colour. The sketchbook is where connections are made between ideas, research and visuals to ensure the art piece as a whole, and the individual elements, makes sense to the overall story.

Sketchbook Page ~ Exploring Moths and Butterflies

Although based in the real world the visual appearance of artwork will often be wrapped in fairy-tale worlds to allow for the unpalatable to become something of beauty. We are more likely to learn and question when we feel inspired.

“To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad-news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire.”

All sketchbooks, tools and paints used are sustainable and cruelty free. Often pigments for watercolour, inks and pastels are made from flowers, plant cuttings, bark, earth, and stone. Colours are always mixed by hand and are unique to each project.


Banner Credits: Top Left to Right: Laurence Amelie, Unknown, Deborah Turbeville ~ Bottom Left to Right: Arthur Rackham, Stephanie Law, Cathleen Naundorf, Unkown

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