The Golden Fox

The Golden Fox © May 2010

The Golden Fox (photograph)

The Golden Fox (photograph) © May 2010

A portrait of a Red Fox I found dead last weekend.

Fineliners and coloured pencils on A4 bristol board.

For sale: £35 (plus postage).


The Murder of Crow © April 2010

The Murder of Crow (photograph) © April 2010

A portrait of a carrion crow, specifically the carrion crow I saved earlier in the week which was murdered by our national animal welfare charity. You can read more about the story so far by going here: [link]

Fineliners and coloured pencils on A4 canson illustration paper.

For sale: £35 (plus postage). The money will go to Corvid Aid: [link]

Not a mushroom in sight!Today I am asking you to lend a paw.

Scottish Badgers is a charity very dear to my heart. The European Badger is a firm favourite of British wildlife fans, yet due to traffic accidents, snaring, baiting and misinformation about them spreading TB to cattle, they are regularly under threat.

Scottish Badgers works hard to protect the Badger from the threats we present by:

  • being politically active, and keeping on top of laws that may help/hinder the badger population
  • surveying across Scotland, to discover and monitor badger populations
  • by assisting the police and Scottish SPCA in investigations involving crimes against badgers
  • by educating the public on the wonder of Scotland’s largest apex predator

My love affair with the badger began two winters ago. I am a volunteer with my local park ranger service, and we were due to conduct a survey. However our plans were interrupted as the the team surveying the night before came across a sett that had been dug down and used for badger baiting.

That really got to me. I couldn’t understand how anybody could do such a thing.

From that point, I have done my best to actively support the work of Scottish Badgers.

And now I need you to help out!

On Sunday 9th of May, I will be taking part in the Glasgow Women’s 10 K Run … while dressed as a badger. And I am looking for people like you to sponsor me!

If you would like to support me, and Scottish Badgers there are three ways to help:

1) You can go to the Charity Choice website and donate directly to Scottish Badgers.(Please message me to let me know you’ve done this!)

2) You can ask for my paypal address and donate. After the run, I’ll write a cheque for the full amount.

3) You can share this link around and spread the word!

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Donations so far:

Total Paid: £170 ♥

Total Pledged (payment pending): £67

Grand Total: £237

Scan of the portrait.

Photograph of the portrait

Commission for my friend Del, of , of her dog Fatty, who has sadly passed on.

Fineliners and coloured pencils on A4 Canson illustration paper.

I had to share both the scan and the photograph of this portrait, as neither showed the true colours and details of the work.

A portrait of the artist's cat

© March 2010

Apologies for the poor quality of the scan. He had to be scanned in two parts and pieced together.

This is a portrait of Dougal, our cat. He’s had a rough few months since he was involved in an RTA but has made an almost perfect recovery.

Fineliners and coloured pencils on A3 Canson illustration paper.

Not for sale, but I will consider similar commissions.

The Cougar Lounge

Unframed. Fineliners and coloured pencils on A4 bristol board.

For sale £25 (plus postage)

Things have been pretty hectic for me. Work and Dougal have me run ragged, and I am loaded with a cold. As such, my art has had to take a back seat.

I have made a New Year’s Resolution to keep a sketchbook. It is really difficult! I haven’t done so since my first year at university! I’ve only filled a few pages, but it is nice to take it with me on my travels. Above are some scans from my book – as you can see, I’m mostly using fineliners (they are much easier to carry around).

Have any of you made some arty and crafty NY Resolutions? What kind of things are you doing to get your creative groove on?