Why there’s so much to Love about Cards

If you have visited here before, you'll know I love cards (both Tarot and Playing cards). Having just published my second deck, I feel I'm still at the beginning of a most inspiring journey, which I hope will…

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Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers
Paul on the Harmonica - Pen, ink drawing and digital painting

Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers

Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly... My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding…

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Tarot and Playing cards – Artwork update

After delving into pen and ink drawings it's time for a digital painting update ... In this Tarot themed post you'll find a preview of the latest additions to my upcoming playing cards ...…

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Pssst… 15% discount on Tarot decks

This month I'm offering a discount on Nine Lives Tarot decks, to celebrate the 1 year anniversary since publishing the deck in November last year. It has been a busy…

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An interview with Annette by Rachel Howden

Rachel, a Graphic Design student approached me a while back asking if she could interview me as part of a video assignment in her final year of studies. I hadn't…

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Illustrated pre-Christmas Wrap

It has been a busy busy time lately, which unfortunately has led to a terrible decline in posts. To remedy this slightly, here's a little wrap of what's been happening…

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Ebb and Flow exhibition

Our exhibition opened on Saturday at The Studio Gallery in Gosford - with artworks by: Diane Eklund-Abolins, Helen Mortimer, Amanda Donohue and myself.  After months of working intensely on finishing…

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Tarot Journey coming to an end

Visual vs Vocabulary Periods of intense creative work tend to conflict with my ability to 'write about' the process. When I was at art school teachers would often want to see…

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Drawing the Tarot – Four Knights to the Rescue

If you have followed my Tarot journey from the start (congratulations are in order!), you may know that this project initially began with a symbolic self-portrait-like interpretation of the 22…

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Drawing the Tarot – Meet the Pages

A Page is seen as a youthful messenger; a voice speaking for the suit to which he or she belongs. In the drawings (pen & ink), I used key symbols…

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A Day of Swords

The 9 and 10 of swords bring me to the end of the minor arcana on my tarot card journey. I find the symbolic nature of swords fascinating, even though…

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Tarot – Pentacles & Rods

Today has been another day of painting tarot cards ... :) During winter, my workshop is at least 10 degrees colder than the rest of the house  (when I'm in the…

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Tarot minor arcana – Cups 9 & 10

These two cards bring me to the end of the minor arcana in the suite of cups. Following these will be the four voices of the Royal cards, which I…

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