Monday, January 28, 2008

Purple Coo

Based on the design of the Coo on the Purple Coo website ( with kind permission of Lixtroll the artist) this is a an exclusive members only tile, painted to order, price 5 pounds sterling plus 1.50 postage and packing. If you want to order more than one tile please ask me about the extra postage costs as obviously these will differ. Overseas members if you would like on please let me know where you are and I will look into delivery costs. Tile size is approx 4.25" which is I am told roughly 10cm .
If you would like to order one please email me with your contact details via

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A germ of an idea

One day, armed with a box of oil pastels purloined from my Mother, I occupied myself for an entire afternoon blissfully drawing stylised orange and yellow flowers with green leaves over the red brick wall against which our rather dilapidated Victorian greenhouse stood. I was about 5 at the time and knew exactly what I wanted it to look like.No one was overly impressed with the resulting work of art, including me.

However no one told me off either. I went and sat in the bottom of the great big wooden cask that served as the Greenhouse's water butt and brooded on my ineptitude at capturing the pictures in my head and translating them onto a flat surface.

Faint traces of it can be seen still, although the greenhouse, and sadly the water butt, has long gone, and I have been painting on fired earth ever since.

So from those first seeds of creativity which were allowed to blossom unfettered by my kind parents, I have progressed from bricks to tiles... and I am going to use this spot to show some of the things I do.

Hope you like them. Pop in when you have a free moment.

Illustration. 4.25" tile Nasturtiums: see my website for details.