Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018! Giveaway!

Hello, Art Lovers!

I’m excited to share that I’m going to be a part of an amazing year long course called “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018.”

This course is a collaboration with 24 out of this world artists and instructors, who paint gorgeous, soulful art using a unique variety of styles and techniques. There will be 48 video lessons! Each one is a full independent project, which will help you to learn and develop your own voice. We will share with you our knowledge, tips and tricks in order to create beautiful and soulful art.

This course is designed for individuals of all skill levels, ranging from total beginner to more experienced artists!

I haven’t quite decided upon my exact lessons yet, but I love to create layers with monoprinting and mixed media, often using plant forms. Here are some examples of my work to give you an idea of what sort of images we might be creating!

Click HERE  to find out more about PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2018.

This course is now open for registration, and if you register by December 1st, you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE of only $90! that’s less than $2 per lesson!

And what’s more is that I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course!

To enter the Giveaway, do the following:

  1. Share this link on your Social Media (FB, Instagram, Pinterest)
  2. Like me on Facebook, and Instagram
  3. Sign up for my Newsletter Here
  4. Comment below letting me know where you shared it!

Each time you shared on different social channel I will enter your name to the draw.

Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!

I will announce the lucky winner on the 15th of September on here and my facebook page!

If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!

I can’t wait to create together!

Life Book 2018: Blog hop and giveaway!


Well hello there art lovers!
I have some wonderful & exciting news!

I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018 next year!

I was so super excited when Tam asked me to join her in this amazing course! Lifebook was one of THE courses that really sparked off my love of online mixed media courses, artists and teachers so I feel like I have hit the jackpot by getting to be part of it all!

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art

Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 and to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

So What is Lifebook? 

Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class
organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media
techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better
by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional
personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing!
Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art
journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life
Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will
also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises
to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will
have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there!
You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+
people in the past!) by clicking HERE


 I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing some of my methods with you! I love to gelli print and make collaged and whimsical mixed media pieces. I love including animals in my art, especially hares, wolves, birds and owls, so maybe these will make an appearance! Here are some examples of my monoprint/mixed media pieces to give you an example (although my lessons will differ slightly from these shown)


Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.
So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 with a wonderful
creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more
loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂

I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2018 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your
chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂
How to enter the give-away

1. Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+
2. Sign up to my newsletter Here
3. Leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to join Life Book 2018

I will announce the winner on 11th of September! I shall announce it here and on my facebook page so be sure to check back! 

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be
giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂

Saturday 19th August 2017 Tamara Laporte
Sunday 20th August 2017 Devorah Spilman
Sunday 20th August 2017 Juna Biagioni
Monday 21st August 2017 Christie Drahnak
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Gabrielle J-C
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Laura Horn
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Mariëlle Stolp
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Danielle Mack

Friday 25th August 2017 Sarah Trumpp
Friday 25th August 2017 Effy Wild
Saturday 26th August 2017 Mystele Kirkeeng
Sunday 27th August 2017 Deanna Jinjoe
Sunday 27th August 2017 Alena Hennessy
Monday 28th August 2017 Sharon Harkness-Dobler
Tuesday 29th August 2017 Sophie Adamou
Tuesday 29th August 2017 Amanda Grace
Wednesday 30th August 2017 Jane Spakowsky
Thursday 31st August 2017 Nanda Boukes
Thursday 31st August 2017 Flora Bowley
Friday 1st September 2017 Andrea Gomoll
Saturday 2nd September 2017 Jo Klima
Sunday 3rd September 2017 S Rebecca Leigh
Sunday 3rd September 2017 Julie Gibbons
Monday 4th September 2017 Ivy Newport
Tuesday 5th September 2017 Tara Marie Jack
Tuesday 5th September 2017 Annie Hamman
Wednesday 6th September 2017 Joy Ting Charde
Thursday 7th September 2017 Tara Morris
Thursday 7th September 2017 Louise Gale
Friday 8th September 2017 Wyanne
Saturday 9th September 2017 Katrina Koltes
Sunday 10th September 2017 Kathy Glynn
Monday 11th September 2017 Jeanne Marie Webb

Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂

Can’t wait to see you in Lifebook 2018!! 

UPDATE!!! the giveaway winner has been randomly selected using a number generator from my newsletter sign up names and the winner is…….Sharon Angle-Boyer! Well done Sharon! you will also be contacted by email!



I am so excited to announce that I have a brand new Ecourse devoted to all things gelatin monoprinting!

To find out more about this class and sign up details please click HERE

The class starts on the 12th of June and is available for the early bird pricing till June 5th!

New e-course! Paint Your Heart and Soul 2017!! Giveaway announcement!

I am so excited to announce I am a guest teacher on a brand new course!

To find out more read here and scroll down for the amazing giveaway!!

Paint your Heart and Soul is a brand new online art course, mostly concentrating on Portraiture and Figurative Story Telling art, but not only! In addition to portraits and figures we will have some classes on painting flowers, birds and landscapes, which will help us express ourselves and expand our visual storytelling ability.

The course is both for beginners and experienced artists as it includes step by step instructions and is full of information about different techniques and products, which will boost creativity and inspiration!

Your hostess for this course is the amazing Olga Furman who is a dear friend of mine and creates beautiful story telling paintings! This is a collaboration of 17 amazingly talented artists, who are joining me on a 50 week long journey of creating art with you!

All 18 Teachers are visual story tellers and dreamers who create our own beautiful imaginative world and we are opening our heart and soul and invite you into our world.


Frame Artist (1)


There is going to be at least 40 lessons!!! And it is not all – we are going to have a few different fun activities too!!!

  • listing and explaining art supplies used
  • showing the whole painting process
  • step by step demonstrations and instructions
  • explanation on how to protect and varnish your finished artwork.

The course contains dozens of hours of videos!!! Artists will share with you everything about their art: where they get ideas, inspiration for their art, share with you their knowledge of using different mediums and art supplies, such as acrylics, oils and pastels, just to name a few! They will share with you their tips and tricks of creating artworks in their unique styles.

All this for just only $90 early bird price!!!

The early bird price lasts until December 31, 2016. Starting January 1, 2017 the price will go up to $125. It’s a fraction of its real value, and if you are somewhat familiar with online art classes, you know this is an irresistible deal! It makes me very happy we can make art lessons affordable for everyone! You will be busy the whole year creating beautiful art for this amazing price!

How the course works

  • Exclusive access to the online classroom
  • New lesson every Wednesday
  • Email reminder of lessons and class access link by email
  • exclusive facebook group to get valuable feedback from teachers. This is great for sharing your work in a private space and joining in with the community of other students!
  • Every other month on a first Wednesday we will have Catch-up, there will be 6 Catch-up Wednesdays all together. These weeks are to relieve the stress of falling behind and for self development.
  • We will have a few fun activities in addition to the 40 regular lessons. You will find out about them as you join the course.
  • And… all the videos are downloadable and you can keep them all FOREVER on your device.

Here are some examples of my recent paintings!
Queen Papillon             athena smallmeet me in the winter (smaller)

bird woman small  

To find out more head on over HERE


each teacher has been given one free slot to give away for this amazing class! My giveaway date is the 1st of November so between now and then you can enter to win! If you have already bought the class you can either receive a refund on your purchase or gift the class to someone else!

To enter into the giveaway please do as many of the following as you wish!

  • Share this blog post to your own social media
  • like my facebook page
  • follow me on instagram

I will draw the winner on the 1st of November randomly from the comments received!


Mixed Media Mythology – Giveaway!


Hello everyone!

I just wanted to share with you a little mini e-course that I am teaching in!

If you are interested in goddesses and mythology then this is the course for you!

6 teachers covering 8 goddesses in various different mixed media ways!

I am teaching two of these lessons: Halcyone and Eirene



At the moment the course is being offered at the special HALF price of £27.99 till the 21st of December, and we start in January! But I also have a spot to


You can find out more about the course and sign up by clicking on HERE

To enter my Giveaway please comment below why you would like to win a spot, who your favourite Goddess is, and share on social media

I shall be drawing the winner on Sunday, 20th December

If you choose to buy the course before the giveaway ends, and you are a winner, you may choose to gift your spot to another lucky winner or be refunded the price of the course

Good Luck!! 

Let’s Face It – new online course and GIVEAWAY!


I love combining mixed media and collage with painting portraits and I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of a brand new, awesome course titled “Let’s Face It”.

LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock from Kara Bullock Art.

It is for anyone that wants to practice creating faces and portraits, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life.   Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits.  You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again!

In this course you will create lots of faces: front faces, three-quarter views, profiles, and even some bodies. Each teacher will share with you strategies, tips, and techniques that they use in order to create faces and portraits. The teachers have different styles, from whimsical to more realistic, so you’ll get a taste of all these ways to create faces and eventually develop a style that is uniquely your own.


I like to encorporate collage elements and some monoprinting into my portraits so I am sure they will make an apprearance somewhere! I am still in the process of planning out my lesson, but here’s a few examples of my portraits.

lets face it collage

Let’s Face It starts January 4th, 2016 and runs for 45 weeks.
Registration starts October 15th.
Regular price is $125.

If you sign up before December 1st you can register for the early bird price of $99.

Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT.

This course is not open for registration yet!  However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 15th, you can come back and register.  What is even better is that if you register by December 1st, you will get a discount on the price!  YES!!!  Awesome, right!?!?

I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and guess what else!?!?!  I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!!


To Enter into the giveaway sign up for my newsletter (link in the sidebar) then do one or more of the following:

Come back and comment below which of them you have done! Each of these will give you an entry into the draw so mulitple entries will mean you are entered multiple times!

Good Luck! 

I will announce the lucky winner on the 17th of October on my Facebook page and here on my blog 

(If the winner has already purchased the course, you can choose to be refunded the cost of the course or gift it to a very lucky friend!) 

The winner of the giveaway is ELLEN HENDRIX! well done Ellen! get in touch to claim your spot on Let’s Face it! 

In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 15th and sign up!!

I can’t wait to begin this journey with you!



This weekend’s Gelli printing class

Well I got the keys to my new studio a couple of days ago and yesterday held my first Gelli printing class for adults in it.  It was such fun!  My students had a play around with the different materials first,  experimenting to see what textures they could create with different objects.  We then discussed layers and stencils and how these worked. Students created their own stencils and used the background prints to layer stenciled images on top.  We even had a bit of time to add some detail with paint pens!  Have a look at their wonderful prints











welcome to my new website!

hello online world! well, having had a blogger blog for AGES I decided to venture into a proper website where not only can I share blog posts, but also my portfolio, contact details and information about upcoming courses and exhibitions – both in person and online (yes, I’m aiming to venture into e-courses soon!)

also on this site I will share links to my etsy store and my new redbubble store. I recently added some of my monoprints onto redbubble and am so amazed at seeing my art on products such as cushions and phone cases!

Here’s the link to my redbubble shop:

…and my etsy

The Dark Tower

Hope to see you back here soon and I will have lots more goodies for the eye!