Wedding and Christening Gift Idea

Are you attending a wedding soon? Stuck for a gift? 

Here's a really unique and thoughtful gift idea that will make a wonderful keepsake...a custom watercolour painting of a local landmark of your choice, including artistic impressions of yourself, your pets and/or your loved ones!

Simply email me photographs of your special place and your loved ones, and I will create a beautiful watercolour and pen portrait for your to treasure.

The better your photo, the better the result will be, but please don't worry if your photo is not great - simply email it to me prior to purchase along with a description and I will see if I will be able to work with it.

Commissions will be completed within a 2 week timeframe from payment and receipt of a suitable photograph, so if this is a gift please allow ample time for creation and postage!

Where and how to store oil paintings while they dry?

I love painting in oils but they do take a long time to dry - up to 6 months (and sometimes longer) before they can be varnished.

Since I don't have a dedicated studio I need to store my paintings somewhere in my house.

I have been keeping them on the mantle piece, and they do look fabulous there, but now I have too many so need another solution. This is what I came up with...

All I needed was a piece of wood from the garage, a pack of long nails, and a hammer - and now I can store 28 more paintings!

My paintings are very small, just 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The nails I used are 75mm long with an oval top, and they are spaced at 1 inch intervals.

If you need to store larger paintings than this you could use wooden dowling instead of nails, and simply drill holes to fit the dowling.