Pen and Lens Artwork is the coming together of a team that has been working as one for many years. This web site is our temporary home until a custom site can be built. The initial ideas for the team is the formalisation of the production of whimsical house designs. Julie, as 'the Lens', spots… Continue reading What is Pen and Lens Artwork?
I am pleased with progress for November. Commissions continue to come in. Three have been completed so far, and another has just been started. Featured image is a previous commission, Black Rose. Well it is Black Friday. There are other tasks which I hope to get time to work on - a new web page… Continue reading Commissions continue – Black Friday
For six months I have been working with Lesley and David Wharton, of Chocolate Baroque, craft stamp makers. Back in March one of my quirky ink buildings was spotted by Di Oliver (Tando Creative) who suggested that it would make a good rubber stamp. She put me in contact with Lesley, and, after a phone… Continue reading Big Day
Summer seems to have arrived now, and it is good to work in the studio with loads of natural light. Interest in my artwork is increasing. There are one-off commissioned pieces, and interest by a decorative rubber stamp manufacturer, and this week I have been asked to provide illustrations for a poetry anthology being written… Continue reading June 2018
The day after we returned it snowed! What a welcome. A couple of new posts have gone live. One of my favourite cars, the Shelby Cobra 427, was created with Derwent Grafix pens using only dots, a technique known as pointillism. That took longer than usual but I'm pleased with the result. Today I posted… Continue reading Back in dear old Blighty
A recent commission has been delivered, and the customer is pleased with the result. Karen Barclay of Karen's Quilts had a new studio built in her garden. She asked me to draw 'The Shed' so that she can use the illustration on her business cards and blog. Featured in the picture are; Karen, Treacle the… Continue reading The Shed – the story
Although we are well in to the new year, the web pages have only just started coming together. I've trimmed away what doesn't fit and started a new portfolio page for my illustrations. I hope you approve, but if you have any comments or suggestions, please add them to this blog. There will be more… Continue reading Slow start