Just a quick post to show you what I'll be teaching in my masterclasses for ribbon embroidery in St Petersburg, Russia.  I will be teaching at Maria Shiliner's beautiful boutique Needlework DeLuxe in St Petersburg.   It is wonderful to share and show my art as a guest artist, and is a wonderful stepping stone for my work here in Australia. The first ...

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I've been painting and creating lots of artwork lately, for my masterclasses and for my exhibition....but this is a painting which is not my usual thing, and has nothing to do with my exhibition work...really I think I listen to too much Adele while I paint!  Funny what you internalise!  Think I'll choose some different tunes and stick to classical with ...

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I love the colours in this painting of Red Liliums...I only have photos of this one, as it features on someone else's wall...they loved the colours too! It was one of the last oil paintings I completed.   If I do work in oils I use Windsor and Newton water soluble oils onto an acrylic background.  These paints dry quicker and have no odour an ...

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Painting wall murals

    Sharing the videos of wall murals I painted for my children's bedrooms based on an underwater theme and jungle theme. I don't think there is any surface I don't paint on...see my youtube channel for more videos. However, creating my children’s bedrooms has been a fantastic experience.  Both wall murals have been  painted with artists ...

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Today I started my ribbon embroidery piece for exhibition and I stuffed up the painted background...HOW??  I changed fabric from what I usually use :(    So I thought I'd share my experience quickly of when things go wrong...and how I'm going to try fix it! Usually I use homespun muslin around $5 AUS per metre for the fabric upon which I embroider... ...

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