Category Archives: People

Hand made paper making

While in Somerset recently, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Two Rivers Paper Company, and seeing how they make paper. The paper mill has been in operation since 1976, and since then has been perfecting their recipe to make watercolour paper, of the kind that Turner or Cotman might have used in the 19th century.
Two Rivers Co use flax, cotton and crystal clear Exmoor water – the purest materials to make this fine quality paper. I bought a pack …

Custom portrait painting

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A few months ago I collaborated with Oh Comely, to win a custom portrait painting (you can read the previous post here). The idea behind the portrait was to picture someone in their element, doing something they love to do. Here below is the finished picture, of winner Poppy Goodheart (beautiful name) pictured here at home in Bristol.
Poppy described the things that feel most important to her. Major themes were her recent marriage, a career as an assistant producer at …

Interview feature with Just a Card

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If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes at Roxwell Press, head on over to the Just a Card blog. In an interview today, you can find out what a typical day looks like, and I share some thoughts on future plans.
You can check out the interview here on blog page, and while you’re there, have a look through the other features. There is a lovely creative community on the blog, and lots to feel inspired by.
The …

Support small business – buy just a card

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“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open”
When artist and designer Sarah Hamilton read this quote by shopkeepers who’d recently closed their gallery, she decided to take action. Along with support from The Design Trust and Mollie Makes, Sarah launched the highly successful ‘Just a Card‘ campaign, to encourage people to appreciate just how invaluable each purchase is, no matter how …

Creating a perfect home studio – guest blogger on 91 Magazine

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Like many people who run their own creative business, I work from home. It’s a great way to avoid the costly overheads of studio rental, but has its challenges.
This week, I was delighted to feature as guest blogger on 91 Magazine, where I share my top tips for making your home environment work professionally, while keeping the place feeling homely. Do check out the other great articles on the blog (and new print issue), which covers all aspects of creative living. If you’re inspired by …