Saturday 31 January 2015

Art I Love... Tina Berning

Tina Berning was one of the first artists I truly fell in love with back when I was studying my A-Levels. I came across her book called '100 Girls on Cheap Paper', which was a series of illustrations she created each day of women on odd bits of paper. Each portrait was created using mainly watercolours in simple bold lines portraying these beautiful women.

Everytime I look at one of Bernings' portraits I just find them absolutely memorising, as you can see below, and what a lovely way of displaying work, I wish I could emulate this feel even just a tiny bit in my work.

Monday 26 January 2015


Welcome to my new blog where I want to show you all my work, my processes, my ideas, artists I love, products and books I'm using, etc. etc. etc.

I thought I'd start the blog at my starting point in my journey into the world of embroidery and illustration.

One of the first (and probably the best) stitched pieces I created was this portrait of Jessica Stam, a combination of a hand embroidered face and everything else machine stitched. This year I'm hoping to create work more work that can emulate this and to expand my range. I hope you stick around for the ride.