Hello and a very warm welcome to my shop! Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me.
Based in Scotland, I am a typical busy mum juggling family, work and every day life, not having enough hours in the day. I started making and selling art prints and original photographs in early 2000. My passion for art turned into the perfect dream job that actually keeps giving. It not only pays the bills but also satisfies my creative appetite. I am learning new things daily, being all self taught and loving every second of it. Its a love I am always going to have that is part of who I am, which is a huge part of what makes me happy in life.
My influences and inspiration come from many places and experiences. Sweden holds a large piece of my heart having been going there for many years I love the style of interior design the furniture, the nature, history and culture there. If you have never visited I would suggest you do, you are missing out. I prefer to photograph trees and water in nature, many of my nature photographs are swedish. I also love Marilyn Monroe and 1950s and 1960s icons in general, I find myself working with her a lot in many pieces I make. I adore vintage, also the Hollywood movie stars in black and white of the 1930s and 1040s, from the flappers, the dancing showgirls to the stars. I particularly love black and white and platinum photography and prints. I like to discover new artists every week and enjoy finding amazing talent it really inspires me and gives me good ideas.
I like to cover a wide range of subjects and like to think I have a good eye of what will sell and what people will love and sometimes try to provide something that is a little bit different and unusual, something special for my customers.
I am interested in interior design. Over the years I have discovered a love of salvaging and reclaiming I love to go round preloved shops, local sales, fayres or antique shops, finding vintage or old furniture to up cycle by decoupaging or chalk painting them. I love to go to the beach, find things from the sea or from the forest. It feels good to use natural materials like old driftwood or logs, seashells and even old nets. Anything is possible to use really to make unique, useful, functional and pretty objects for your home and garden. It is also a lot of fun, I love to be in the nature.
As well as the canvas prints and photographic prints I am also working with diamond dust, liquid glass, crystals, rhinestones, pearls, lace and glitter. The creative possibilities are endless with these pieces of art . The diamonds make everything sparkle and I always achieve amazing results, its one of my favourite things to do its so enjoyable.
I also make custom diamond pictures on print or canvas with your own image, these look stunning and always make perfect gifts for birthdays or weddings or just for treating yourself to display your own memories.They turn out beautiful and will last for many years.
I put 100% effort and enthusiasm into everything I make every time always ensuring your total satisfaction with the finished product.
Everything is handmade, this means you are not just buying the object, but hours upon hours of trial and error, experimentation, times of frustration along with the pure joy of creating something special, the way you wanted it. In short you are buying a little piece of my heart that comes with every piece, which is always made with love.