March 2024

I've been working with the fantastic North Sea Rejects to create ocean inspired designs which are available now.


Looking after the ocean all the designs are printed onto 100% organic cotton, plastic free, never mass produced, printed to order, avoiding waste, vegan, made using 100% renewable energy , circular so they can be returned at the end of life for recycling.


North Sea Rejects work really hard to made our waters safer for the amazing animals that live there.

With every purchase a huge 75% of the profits go to marine conservation projects worldwide.


You can view the whole collection at

July 2024


I am painting a lighthouse sculpture for the Light the South Art Trail 2024



From July 2024 get ready to explore Southampton and Cowes like never before! Discover 40 8ft  lighthouses, and 40 mini lighthouses on the Light the South art trail.


The lighthouses will form a family-friendly trail of discovery for both local people and visitors to enjoy and explore. This outdoor trail is open to everyone, and we hope that as many people as possible will explore all or parts of the full accessible trail. 


Like real lighthouses, each of our lighthouse sculptures is unique through its design and sponsorship by a business or individual.


My design is being kept secret until the launch.

July 2024



I painted a giant Penguin to be part of the Waddle of Worcester free art trail happening Monday 22 July to Sunday 15th September.


There are forty big penguins on display along with forty chicks designed by local schools and community groups. 


After a final farewell event the penguins will all be auctioned to raise funds for St Richard's Hospice.


My final design is being kept secret until the official launch.

April 2024

Elmerblackpool Big Parade Blackpool 2024


In Spring 2024 Blackpool will be brought to life by a herd of uniquely decorated, amazingly creative, elephant sculptures. The free, family-friendly art trail – a collaboration between Brian House Children’s Hospice, Wild in Art and Andersen Press, brings David McKee’s popular children’s character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to life.


Thanks to my sponsor Trevors foodservice, I'm thrilled to have been selected to bring my design to life for this trail.


You can now download the free Elmer Blackpool App to discover all the sculptures, collect rewards and track your trail steps. The trail is now live from 13th April to 9th June.

18th September 2023




What a great night in Aberdeen, the Big Hop Trail auction of 40 large hare sculptures. 


An amazing £202,600 has been raised for Clan Cancer Support.


I'm delighted to see both my hand painted sculptures sold, with Skipper O'Hare selling for a huge £10,000



12th September 2023




Morphs Epic Art Adventure in London has had an online Auction raising vital funds for Whizz Kidz.


Both of the sculptures I painted for this trail, 'Looking After the Ocean' and 'Fish Ahoy!'have now sold.



Images copyright of Morphs Epic Art Adventure

April 2023








I've been working with Slow Dive Casa Chihuahua, an eco-friendly dive school, dive centre in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic designing their new rash vests. 



They chose this Long Snout Seahorse design, a species that is found in the Caribbean. I so excited to now show you how it looks all printed up onto rash vests.



Slow Dive Casa Chihuahua offer scuba diving, PADI courses, authentic land and sea excursions, snorkelling and boat trips. Along with marine conservation programs, courses and internships. 


This is their website to find out more






Images copyright slowdivecasachihuahua

March - August 2023






The World Reimagined globes are back out again.


This time at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, until the end of August 2023.

Images from The World Reimagined instagram twr_org 

February 2023



I've been selected to paint two Hare sculptures for the new Big Hop, Clan Cancer Support, Wild in Art 2023 trail.


The designs are kept secret for now but will be out and about for you to find this summer. 


For more information please visit


My design has been chosen to be part of the Whizz kidz, Wild in Art, Morphs Epic Adventure in London.


The design is top secret but will be part of an amazing trail happening this summer 2023.


For more information please visit

August - October 2022



I am one of the artists taking part in this amazing project. Taking place across many UK cities, my painted globe sculpture will be part of the Leeds trail.


Launching on 13th August 2022 until 31st October 2022


Find out more about the trails at The World Reimagined




Image copyright TWR

July 2022


I've been busy painting my globe sculpture which will be part of the Leeds, The World Reimagined sculpt trail.


"In two months, The World Reimagined will see trails of over 100 large globe structures in seven cities across the UK from 13 August – 31 October 2022. The sculptures will be created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and invite the public to engage with the dialogue and actions of making racial justice a reality."



June 2022






I'm really pleased my design is the winner of the inland sea T-shirt competition.


This is my 'Inanga SeaBlendUK T-shirt' design which are available now as part of a new collection of T-shirts, made in the UK, that contain seaweed.


Inland Sea are an innovative clothing brand using sustainable materials such as seaweed to raise awareness and help protect the environment for future generations.


Go check them out

April 2022





I can't wait to begin painting this amazing sculpture!


I have been selected as an artist to create artwork as part of the art trail.


The design has to be kept top secret for now until the globe sculpture go on tour.

December 2021





'The Magic of Tinned Fish' has been chosen as one of The Best Cookbooks of 2021 by The New York Times.


Huge congratulations to chef Chris McDade and the team at Artisan Books NY.


I had so much fun illustrating the 208 fish-filled pages of amazing recipes. It's so great to see how many people are enjoying this beautiful book.





Image by Artisan books and The New York Times

November 2021

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have launched their 2021 water quality report, exposing the sewage pollution destroying Britain’s beaches and rivers. SAS’s annual water quality report has found that water companies are increasing the discharge of harmful amounts of sewage into our seas and rivers, with devastating consequences for the environment and the health of all water-users. You can read the full story here.


This year, for the first time, SAS undertook their our own water quality testing. Investigated water quality at designated Bathing Waters and in rivers at locations where they flowed into the sea, to better understand how

river water quality might be impacting coastal beaches.


As a Northumberland SAS Rep, throughout the 2021 bathing season, I became a trained citizen scientist who carried out regular water quality sampling at Seaton Sluice where the river flow into the sea in close proximity to designated Bathing Waters. Samples were taken using an aseptic testing protocol developed by TH-Environmental with AquaGenX testing kit used to analyse the samples using the Most Probable Number (MPN) method. The AquaGenX MPN Kit simultaneously detects and quantifies Escherichia coli (EC) and Total Coliforms (TC) bacteria in a 100 mL sample.



October 2021





The Tin Shed have written all about my 100 days of seahorses artworks project in a special spotlight piece.


They have also really kindly added my designs to their gallery page entitled SOS Save Our Seahorses.


You can click the links to read more.

June 2021




The Magic of Tinned Fish cookbook is out now! 


Reaching no.1 in the Amazon new release fish and seafood cooking.









Image copyright

February 2021


How great do these swim shorts look?


I’m super excited to now be able to show you something I have been working on with RedFlag Swimwear. 


This is the ‘Palau’ school of fish, and ‘Gerona’ underwater pebbles. Both designs were created as part of the new RedFlag, Nature Unleashed Collection, uniquely designed swim shorts, now available to purchase directly from the RedFlag website,

January 2021






A selection of my designs have been selected to be showcased on the Premizez Art page. offer luxury real estate and their art pages help customers choice the perfect art for their new homes.

October 2020




I'm busy painting a giant lighthouse as part of the

Light the North, lighthouse trail. Postponed this year the trail will be taking place spring/summer 2021 across the north-east of Scotland. All the lighthouses will then be auctioned off to support the Clan Cancer support


The design is currently top secret but I'll be posting hints as it gets painted.



New Blog





September 2020 over on Twitter is in its 10th year.


I'm so happy to see my tinned sardines postcard painting sold on the opening night in Myrtle Beach.



Artists all over the world donated paintings to raise money for the Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs charity 

August 2020

From the 5th August 2020 you can purchase a selection of my original

painted artworks from


'In an overcrowded world of consumerism and mass-manufactured goods, the inspiration to create a platform for UK only artisans, crafters, and artists to be seen and to thrive, was overwhelming. Artisanry Co. is a grass root movement taking art and craft back to the heart of our communities. A unique proposition, developed to support the combined needs of the makers and their customers – a platform that works for the makers, whilst providing the mark of quality and authenticity for their customers.'

July 2020

Artisanry Blog

February 2020



I've been busy working on a really exciting project with Ouseburn Farm creating an amazing 'Bee wall' in the foyer of the farm.


You can help support this important community charity by sponsoring one of the bees, designed by me for just £50.


The name of your choice will be added to the bee for all to see.


The first 100 bees are available to sponsor until 31st March 2020 and will be unveiled as part of a special launch event to celebrate the completion of their capital works and creation of a new events space.


Click the image to find out more...

October 2019



Excited to share a 2020 calander I have been working on with For the Love of the North 

Bringing 12 North East creatives together to showcase the very best of where we live.

Can you find which month I created?

If you would like one, click here to purchase.

August 2019

22nd August 2019 - 1st November 2019


My design has been kept secret but I can now show you 'Surf Dude'. He's big, he's blue and he has fabulous patterned durf shorts. He has been designed as part of the St Oswalds Elmer parade. Huge thanks to Intu Eldon Square for sponsoring and looking after Surf Dude through the summer at the Monument Newcastle entrance to Eldon Sqaure. 


The farewell event is on 9-10/Nov 2019 after which the herd will be auctioned on 12/Nov 2019 raising money for St Oswalds hospic.

Photo credit to Lee Gibbins photography.

May 2019





I'm absolutley thrilled to announce I've be chosen as one of the artist to paint an Elmer elephant as part of the St.Oswalds hospice Great North Parade.



The final design is a secret for now, but you'll be able to see my finished, painted Elmer from the 21st August until 1st November in Eldon Square, Newcastle. 



November 2019




As part of the N18 artist development program, a short video of all the artists involved has been produced by Alan Fentiman. 


The N18 initiative is funded through the Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence scheme and supported by the digital expertise of the BBC.






My salmon painting has swum onto BBC arts home page.


The Hexham Salmon Experience is a new augmented reality project which is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Hexham, through a new interactive experience.


As part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018’s N18 artists development programme I have been working with another N18 artist, local Hexhamtv news vlogger Peter Woods. 

Using an original watercolour 2D painting of a Salmon, Peter had it converted into a 3D object and linked it to a scannable code.


A new exhibition board on the bank of the River Tyne near the Hexham boathouse promotes the project to local people and visitors. All you need to do to see the Salmon experience is download the Zappar App from your App store, head down to Tyne Green, and point your smartphone at the code on the sign. 


You can see a video clip about The Hexham Salmon project here


Peter plans to use augmented reality in future projects and any organisation wishing to talk to him about possible future projects should contact him through the Hexhamtv Facebook page or via email at


This project has also now been publicised by the Hexham Courant 



Salmon spawning jumps into the future  27 Sep 2019



A new augmented reality project is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Tyne Green Country Park in Hexham, through a new interactive experience.

Local Hexhamtv news vlogger Peter Woods has designed The Hexham Salmon Experience after he became one of 18 artists selected as part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018’s N18 artists development programme.

Working with another N18 artist, Ali of Ali Elly Design, he took her 2D painting of a Salmon, had it converted into a 3D object and linked it to a scannable code.

Click here to continue reading

September 2019






I have a series of sea life drawings in

'The Sketchbook Encyclopedia'

available now.



A book like no other, The Sketch Encyclopedia is an ideal art resource for anyone wanting to take their first steps into sketching or drawing. With over 900 drawing projects, each broken down into four key steps for practising your skills, there is enough to keep you sketching for years! Learn the fundamental skills of drawing from The Sketch Encyclopedia’s extensive introduction covering tools, line making, light theory, perspective, and texture before exploring the different effects you can create with the book’s texture library. Armed with a wealth of artistic knowledge, embark upon your own sketches using the many different subjects covered in The Sketch Encyclopedia.

February 2018





 I'm super excited to be an official 

Surfers Against Sewage Rep



As an environmental artist, I'm constantly inspired by the sea on our doorstep. I draw and paint all the different fascinating species of marine wildlife we have around the UK. Learning more about the impact marine pollution is having on these vulnerable creatures, makes me passionate to find ways to help protect them.

We spend a huge amount of family time in the sea and at all beaches here along the Northumberland coastline.

Seeing the never-ending rubbish motivated me to volunteer as a Surfers Against Sewage Rep. Being involved with this movement we hope to educate and encourage our community to play a big part in helping to protect our seas.


Contact me to find out more

May 2018


I am one of the selected 18 artists that took part in the Great Exhibition of the North's N18 Artist Development Programme funded through Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellent Scheme May-October 2018.


July 2018

I'm super happy to have been shortlisted from hundreds of entries fro the Ken Bromley cover competition, please click on the image and vote for these 3 funny fish to win.

June 2018








Great to see the list of amazing artists exhibiting at this years Alnmouth arts Festival.


After the success of last year I can't wait to be part of it all again in June!


February 2018

I'm a featured artist in the latest blog post from Contrado!

January 2018


I'm delighted to be one of the artists taking part in the Time and Tide Bell #200Fish Project. The project aims to bring stimulation of thought and conversation about humankind's relationship with the sea's, past and future. Referencing the issues of global warming, climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and over-exploitation.


I've painted the 162 Sand Goby, Pomatoschistus minutus, the 140 Meagra, Argyrosomus Regius and the 113 Twohorn sculpin, Icelus Bicornis. There is an exhibition of all the artworks created for this project in the planning, hopefully in Autumn 2018.

162 Sand Goby, Pomatoschistus minutus

140 Meagra, Argyrosomus Regius

113 Twohorn sculpin, Icelus Bicornis

This project has inspired some New textile designs...

November 2017

I'm delighted to announce that I am this months Art evolution featured artist.

A selection of my original nautical paintings are now for sale at

This website is a place reserved especially for talented female artists from around the world toshowcase and sell their art. 



September 2017

15th and 16th September 2017

I will be at this years Network Artist North East Art Fair,

at the Holy Trinity church, Jesmond.


Doors open on the Friday 15th at 6-8pm for a preview event.

Then Saturday 16th from 10am-4pm.

Such a fun day...big thank you to everyone who popped along to the Thought foundation to see my live painting event, 8th Sept 2017.

July 2017

A collection of my original artworks will be on exhibition at number four galleries summer show from 15/16 July to 24th September.


  Northfield farm

St Albs, Nr Eyemouth, Berwickshire Td14 5qf                                                 


You can now buy my original designs as wallpaper for your home or business.

June 2017

A big thank you to everyone that came along to this years Alnmouth Arts Festival on the 17th and 18th June.