Thursday 6 July 2017

Red Panda

So I finally made a painting specifically for my amazing husband. I asked him what he wanted me to paint and he wanted a red panda. Because they are so cute and playful, they are his favourite animal. After painting this little guy, they are now one of my favourite animals too.

The royalty free refrence photo that was used for the piece is from:

The reference photo was taken by Paul Sherman.

This was created with Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils, and Prismacolor Primer coloured pencils on Langton Prestige Cold Press, 140lb, watercolour paper by Daler-Rowney. Gamsol Odourless Mineral Spirits was used to blend the coloured pencils.

I had never used cold pressed watercolour paper with coloured pencils before, or odorless mineral spirits. I must say that they are my new favourite mediums when it comes to working with coloured pencils.

Thanks for reading and cheers,

Thursday 20 April 2017


This beautiful pup's name is Kai. I am very happy with the way this piece turned out.

This was created with Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and Prismacolor Primer coloured pencils on DURALAR_POLYESTER_FILM.

This was my first time using Duralar and for the most part, I enjoyed working with it. I liked how rich and saturated the coloured pencils appeared and it was incredibly easy to get fine details. But you could not put any more then four layers of coloured pencils on it which was frustrating.

This was created a while ago but I forgot to upload it.


Monday 2 January 2017

The Surveyor

Happy New Years everyone! It has been a long time since I last posted anything.

The reference photo that was used for this painting is from Pixabay.

I highly recommend Pixabay for anyone looking for royalty free reference photos. :)

This painting was created with a Wacom Intuos Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (small) and the free painting program, Krita 2.9.

I created this painting for a group challenge which was set up by an incredible artist (and one of my heroes) named Lisa Clough. Check her out! She has so many great resources for learning to paint and draw. I love her so much!

I learned a LOT from doing this piece.

Thanks for looking. :)

Monday 11 May 2015

Little Prince

My mother snaped the photo that was used for this piece. I loved the photo so much and the toad was so cute that I just had to draw him.

Little Prince, 2013
6"x 6"
Graphite on canvas

Friday 8 May 2015

Marsland Centre

This is a wood-burning of the Marsland Centre in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Did you know that this building is 190 feet tall?

To create this piece I used a new wood burner called the Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool which came highly recommended by one of my favourite woodburning artists, Minisa Robinson.

I am almost ashamed to say this but I think I like it better than my expensive Razertip burner.

Marsland Centre, 2015
9"x 12"
Pyrography and coloured pencil on birch plywood
Available for purchase this September (2015) at the Button Factory.

Sunday 3 May 2015


This started off as a zendoodle. I liked it so much that I decided to tweak the design a bit and burn the design onto a piece of birch plywood.

Zen, 2014
6"x 12"
Pyrography on birch plywood

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this piece.

Sunday 26 April 2015

Uptown Parkade Encompassed

This is my latest wood burning piece titled Uptown Parkade Encompassed. This piece will be on display this September at a local art centre called the Button Factory. It will be my first solo show and I am so excited. 

I originally did this piece in graphite on canvas but it looks so much better as a wood burning piece. 
Uptown Parkade Encompassed, 2015
11"x 14"
Pyrography and coloured pencil on birch plywood
Available for purchase this September (2015) at the Button Factory.