Wild romance of lighthouses

Wild romance of lighthouses

I have always attached romance to lighthouses. Prior to the automation of lighthouses it was common for the keepers family to stay on site in a small cottage. Keepers wives had to make a home in such unforgiving, lonely and remote places. I love the idea of roses and daffodils, petite embroidered handkerchiefs, vases of wildflowers and grasses, homely kitchens and woven baskets bringing a soft feminine touch to an otherwise harsh landscape.

December 11, 2022
Shadows Of Water

Shadows Of Water

The receding water leaves behind beautiful carved ripple patterns in the sand. When low tide coincides with sunset these grooved patterns cast dark shadows. The remaining pools of shallow water, scintillate in the late setting sun.

November 27, 2022
Lost In A Story

Lost In A Story

This digital illustration is based on a sketch of mine. It is inspired by both real and imaginary adventures and treasure maps. It is about the simple joy of being lost in a book where a whole storybook world comes to life.

September 09, 2022
Dwell On Lovely Things

Dwell On Lovely Things

This was a quick sketch I did one night while lying in bed. It is about those moments when negativity starts to descend like a thick cloud, hindering sleep. Instead of letting those thoughts grow, choose to dwell on lovely things.

 

September 09, 2022
The First Swim Of Summer

The First Swim Of Summer

Summer is fleeting in the far south of the equator. There is tell tale signs that the much anticipated warmer days are about to start. Usually the wait feels too long. All I need is blue skies, the scent of summer wildflowers in the dunes and slightly longer days. The wait is over and I am ready to take the plunge.

September 06, 2022
Mirror Selfies

Mirror Selfies

I am fascinated with how social media and mobile phone behaviour is changing our society. In these portraits, the face is obscured by the phone, giving a thin veil of facial anonymity. I like this pose, as to me it also symbolises the take over of phones in our life and the erosion of face to face connection. It is of course also an effective way to photograph yourself wearing clothes, when you are both the model and photographer.

September 04, 2022
Whimsy and Delight

Whimsy and Delight

Digging back through my sketchbook, I found a couple of early pencil drawings of mine. In a playful mood this week and harbouring a desire to tie up loose ends in my quest to be organised, I turned these two drawing into digital artworks.

August 31, 2022