New site for Art Lovers

Apologies for the long gap since my last post here – busy, busy, busy….

A link to my latest project below. Enjoy!

art 4 arts sake

The Christmas indulgence again!

Christmas draws near and I’m still above ground so it’s time for my favourite fetish…

This year my card cost very little but it took quite a long time and a fair bit of searching to track down a suitable picture. Several false starts and then this superb watercolour popped up on eBay.

eBay Mandara

As you can see, it cost a pittance, but I did have to set the alarm for 3.00am to get up to bid for it! A small amount of editing on Vistaprint’s user friendlywebsite and voilà. I haven’t been able to find out a thing about the artist but he is, of course, credited inside the card.

Vistaprint card

I have been too busy elsewhere to post on this blog during 2015 but hope to get back to it next year – in the meantime don’t forget to check out my new Irish Postcard site.

Happy Christmas everybody!


Christmas and another excuse to indulge myself.

Christmas means one thing for me – a new card – to prove that there’s life in the old dog yet. This year as the Festive Season approached I was struggling to find a suitable image for the card when I stumbled on the charming work of English artist Mark Wakefield.

Mark is an ex.coal miner turned artist who sells his work on eBay under the name wren9180 and is well worth checking out. A gentleman to deal with, Mark was more than happy to let me use his painting for my 2014 Christmas card and I’m sure you will agree the result is very pleasing. As usual Vistaprint produced a high quality product in double quick time. Not cheap but very satisfying.

Christmas Card 1 (2) - Copy


Mark’s Facebook page is here