Lady Opaline

Lady Opaline

I had this beautiful model image from Raw Exchange and just had to do something with her. Her garments suggested winter and coldness so she found herself in this frozen setting.

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The Queen

The Queen

Created for a Shift Art challenge, this piece involved using two images from a limited choice. As soon as I saw the chess pieces I wanted to create a 'queen' and produce a slightly magical, fantasy feel.

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Persuasion

Persuasion

Inspired by the Jane Austin novel 'Persuasion' (where Anne Elliot can't forget the man she loved but was persuaded to reject) and using some of the kits of Foxey Squirrel, amongst other digital elements.

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Splendiferous Saluki

Splendiferous Saluki

This is part of a series of 4 images that I have done about sight hounds, such as Lurchers, Salukis, Greyhounds. I love this breed and had a lot of fun creating these. I hope to use the images in some way to raise money for my favourite Lurcher rescue charities.

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Beloved Beth

Beloved Beth

This is part of a series of 4 images that I have done about sight hounds, such as Lurchers, Salukis, Greyhounds. I love this breed and had a lot of fun creating these. This image features my beloved saluki cross Lurcher, Beth, sadly no longer with us but loved so much. I hope to use the images in s...

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Loopy Lurcher

Loopy Lurcher

This is part of a series of 4 images that I have done about sight hounds, such as Lurchers, Salukis, Greyhounds. I love this breed and had a lot of fun creating these. I hope to use the images in some way to raise money for my favourite Lurcher rescue charities.

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Lurcher Love

Lurcher Love

This is part of a series of 4 images that I have done about sight hounds, such as Lurchers, Salukis, Greyhounds. I love this breed and had a lot of fun creating these. I hope to use the images in some way to raise money for my favourite Lurcher rescue charities.

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The Call Of The Unknown

The Call Of The Unknown

This was a piece inspired by the incredible work of Brooke Shaden. It was created as part of a challenge for the Sebastian Michaels' Photoshop Artistry Kaizen group. The piece is about wanting to grow and explore and challenge yourself and taking chances by following a path even though you don't kn...

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Renascense

Renascense

This was a piece inspired by the incredible work of Brooke Shaden. It was created as part of a challenge for the Sebastian Michaels' Photoshop Artistry Kaizen group. The dictionary definition of Renascence is 'the rebirth of something dormant'. The piece is about wanting Winter to turn to Spring an...

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Persephone

Persephone

This was a piece inspired by the incredible work of Brooke Shaden. It was created as part of a challenge for the Sebastian Michaels' Photoshop Artistry Kaizen group. The piece is about Persephone of the Greek myth being taken into the underworld by Hades. She is leaving the sun and warmth behind a...

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A Little Night Shooting

A Little Night Shooting

Some wonderful kits by ItKuPiLLi were the inspiration for this and I just let my imagination wander free!

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The Cuckoo Tree

The Cuckoo Tree

Created following a challenge in the Sebastian Michaels' Kaizen group. The theme was juxtaposition. I'd taken this picture of a rock in the middle of a stormy sea and imagined it with a tree growing out of it....not quite where you would expect to see it.

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The Road To Nowhere

The Road To Nowhere

An idea that just came to me after seeing a great photo on Unsplash that featured a large crater in the desert.

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The Bird Watcher

The Bird Watcher

Featured on the front cover of Somerset Digital Studio Spring 2017. I wanted to create a slightly magical whimsy piece which imagined this wood nymph as a protector of birds. I had this beautiful image of a girl with this wonderful serene look on her face and I could picture her whispering to th...

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

This was created at the end of November and my thoughts were turning to winter and Christmas so I wanted to create something that reflected that.

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Winter Hare

Winter Hare

I love hares and find imagery featuring them totally captivating. I wanted to create my own mystical hare set in a snowy winter setting.

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

This was created for the Shift Art November digital challenge, which I won and it gave me the opportunity to try an underwater theme for the first time. I liked the idea of having a small desert island trapped in a lightbulb, which was in turn floating in the sea.

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The Ruin

The Ruin

This was inspired by both the sea and the many ruins of North Yorkshire. I had this idea of taking an image of a ruin and placing it on a rock in the middle of a raging stormy sea, making it completely inaccessible.

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Firestarter

Firestarter

Created for the January Shift Art challenge. This received an honourable mention.

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The Magician

The Magician

I was inspired by the television series 'The Magicians' and knew I wanted to create a fantasy piece of a world within a world. I first created a forest scene and then placed it inside a crystal ball, as if the holder of the crystal could see into this other world. I've always loved stories such as...

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Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Created for a Kaizen group challenge. I'd had this idea that instead of tea being poured out, fish would come out into a blue pool.

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Indecision

Indecision

Created for a Kaizen group challenge with the theme of juxtaposition. Not only is the ice cream van not exactly where it should be but the bride is not quite where you would expect her to be either. Is she undecided about an ice-cream or her wedding.......?

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Late Again

Late Again

Created for the December Shift Art challenge

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Icarus

Icarus

Inspired by the Greek mythological story about Icarus flying too close to the sun. I wanted to create a saturated golden landscape where Icarus throws himself off the cliff towards the sun.

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Skater Boy

Skater Boy

This was created for a challenge featuring skaters in Sebastian Michaels Kaizen group.

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Life After Life

Life After Life

Created for the Photoshop Artistry Kaizen challenge based on a book you love. I chose Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. In it the main character Ursula, who was born on a cold snowy night, keeps dying and getting the chance to live her life again and again. The falling pages symbolize the key dat...

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