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The Spell Bound Collection

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The Spell Bound Collection

Inspired by witchiness, folklore and the darker side of nature, this collection encompasses deep-inked illustrative captures of ever changing, resilient weather beaten landscapes. I have emphasised extreme emotions ranging from negative space to elements of claustrophobia. "She is like a cat in the darkAnd then she is the darknessShe rules her life like a fine skylarkAnd when the sky is starless...." 'Rhiannon' by Steve Nicks   My inspiration did not just come from spending time in the landscapes I feature; intertwined is my internal soundtrack, and how a place makes me feel and sets my imagination free. I wanted to heighten the mood...

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Help Adults With ADHD

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Help Adults With ADHD

I decided recently to donate 10% of my profit from print sales to organisations and individuals who are raising awareness and supporting others living with adult ADHD. 'Requiem' is my interpretation of neuro-diversity It is very personal to me because my wonderfully talented partner was diagnosed three years ago, too late to not have already had a negative impact on his life. My perspective, is that loving someone with ADHD is not hard, but living with them can be. It is challenging and occasionally infuriating, but knowing and understanding the cause helps to re-frame your approach to the negative 'behaviors'.   Dave,...

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On location - The Lavender Harvest

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On location - The Lavender Harvest

Summer in the French countryside can be hard work if you are one of the many for whom the season is the busiest. Hot, back breaking work to cut the fresh lavender blooms will hopefully pay dividends when the plants are distilled into oil and in its production, the bi-product lavender water.  Lavender is said to have a calming effect and helps people to sleep, my sister (lavender farmer) says that during cutting season she often feels a natural high out there in the purple fields under the hot Sun. In the past, clothes were washed in lavender and laid to...

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Special Offer on new Fine Art Greetings Cards

Special Offer on new Fine Art Greetings Cards

The next best thing to receiving a hand written letter in the post is getting a beautiful, carefully chosen card with a special hand-written note inside. Not everyone may agree, but I think this is more personalised than the mass produced, pithy messages in traditional greetings cards.

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Canal Life in the North of England

Canal Life in the North of England

The Canal & River Trust estimate that 15,000 boats are permanently lived on in the UK; recent figures talked about in the media suggest this figure is far greater. There is no reliable way to record the numbers. 

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