Hit Refresh For The New Year

Urgh, it's January again. The diet is on. The booze is shut away under lock and key. The trainers have been dug out and dusted down. It's all about healthy living and restraint.

It's not just my body that needs cleansing after Christmas though. Looking around the house, the clutter seems to have reached new heights. There may have been the intentions to give meaningful, necessary presents to each other but Santa (and many other relatives) didn't get that memo. Piles of plastic toys are spilling out of the toy box and cupboards. Wardrobes are bursting at the seams with clothes, shoes and bags, yet I never seem to have the right thing to wear. There seems to be stuff stuffed everywhere.

So, I'm starting this year right and I'm having a major reorganisation, installing practical storage solutions and having a good old clear out. I know it will provide a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. I seem to do this every January and then one thing leads to another and I'll want to completely redecorate and refurnish. Then I remember that it's January, the month of restraint and frugality after the decadence of December.

The answer is a compromise. I'll leave the colour charts and wallpaper samples in the drawer for now. The sofas will have to make do with a spruce up rather than being replaced. But I think I can stretch to a few new pictures. Simply swapping around the framed photos and adding some fresh new prints to our collection will make a difference - the interior update that I'm looking for.

Looking for interior design inspiration? Take a look at the Art of Adventure collections (https://artofadventure.co.uk/)

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In The Pink


October is the month when our surroundings change colour. Leaves on the trees turn shades of red, orange and brown. The grass scorched by the summer sun becomes greener again. Evening skies are no longer a hazy blue but darker and darker.

Then comes the bursts of pink. Look around the shops and you'll see a veritable array of pink products and decorations to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

We want to do our bit too. If you buy one of our pink pictures this month (choose from the striking flamingo or the fun Fiat 500), we will donate 10% to Breast Cancer Care who do such wonderful work.

This October, please go pink to help people with breast cancer now and in years to come.

New Leigh-on-Sea studio location

We are pleased to announce we now operate from Leigh-on-Sea, just off the Broadway. Check-out our cool work space.


Southend Airport Supporting Local Artists

We are delighted that a selection of our pictures are adorning the walls of the Skylife Lounge at London Southend Airport.

Featured are the 70 x 50cm prints in white frames of local Thames Estuary locations and London landmark series.

Take a look if your jetting off on you're summer holidays or just returning.

Personalised Pictures

Are you looking for an original gift for someone special?

Why not commission a piece of unique artwork?

We are offering a new service. We can create an illustration in our style of your house, favourite pub, beach, car, or perhaps much-loved pet.

Just send us a picture of the subject forward or side-facing and we can give you a free quote.

Email your request to: 

Leigh Art Trail 2018

Exciting news, we will be part of the 2018 Leigh Art Trail in June.

We will be exhibiting our new Thames Estuary pictures at Venue 10, Book Inn, Broadway West, from Sat 9th – Sat 16th June.

Andrew Sharratt (our artist) will be there to meet at various times and days throughout the week (to be posted closer the day), so why not pop in and say hello.