Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This is the final card of 4 Christmas Special cards produced, which are on eBay, raising money for MacMillan Cancer Care.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250954681958

Happy Bidding!

Friday, December 09, 2011


As I did last year, I will be listing just four special edition sketch cards on eBay over the next few weeks, up until Christmas. This is the first one - 'Christmas Crackered Daleks!'  Auction ends 11th Dec 15:48

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250946571470?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

10 % of the sale price will go to support MacMillan Cancer care nurses. They helped to care for a friend of mine this year, who sadly lost his life to cancer.

This is #2:


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250951282845

Auction ends 16th Dec 19: 31

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


These are some of my first approved cards for the Red Sonja set for Breygent, due out in Jan 2012

Up for auction this week on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250934980586?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

25% of the sale price will go to Children in Need.

Also on eBay:




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250934993768?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Friday, November 11, 2011



Recently, I received my new batch of card blanks, with my own design on the back. Above are the first two blanks drawn on. I like the surface. It's nice and smooth, takes pencil well and even a very light wash, if I'm careful...and it doesn't bubble up and ruin at the tiniest spot of water, like my last cards did!

Both cards are on eBay until tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250925888449?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250925511603?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


This portrait of Jared Padalecki from Supernatural is on eBay for 7 days from tonight:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250929864859

Friday, October 21, 2011

I've started tackling my pile of artists' return cards, as well as some blanks which I sketched out months ago and never completed... So three of the above are now on eBay for 7 days:

The Master:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250915719877&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123

The 10th Doctor:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250915676395&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123

Polly

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250915675407&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123


These also arrived yesterday. I've been invited to work on the Red Sonja and Vampirella sets from Breygent Marketing, due for release early 2012. I'll be doing 50 cards for each set, as well as some line-art cards.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hi all, I'm letting go of one of my older sketches this week - Polly/Anneke Wills.

Now on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250907395955?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649



Also completed and sent for printing this week, my new sketchcard blank back design. Crossing everything they arrive back safely, in approx 3 weeks....  This one is the landscape design:

Friday, September 23, 2011

This is one of my artist proof cards, approved by Breygent and on eBay for the next 7 days:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250898315161

Also listed is this portrait of Tom Baker as the Doctor:


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250898312526

Happy Bidding!


Lots of exciting projects are coming into the Spirited Portraits studio. I have a large canvas drawn up, of a rearing winged unicorn in the corner, that I can't wait to get started on. I'm currently finishing another large canvas of Star Wars figures. I have been approached to produce two, possibly three book covers and I've also been invited to work on a 50th Anniversary Avengers set of sketch cards. Not only that, I have some portraits and private commissions to finish, as well as Christmas card designs and more sketch cards for eBay.  Looks like I'll be kept busy until Christmas then. No rest for the wicked! :o)

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been a busy two weeks for me since the schools started back. I've been attacking my art projects with a vengence and thoroughly enjoying the variety of the many commissions I'm working on. I have already completed some X-files portraits, some illios for a magazine on Agatha Christie and a portrait of the 8th Doctor. I'm currently working on a large Star Wars canvas, a large Unicorn, also on canvas and a book cover. The above canvas portrait of Christopher Eccleston was completed during the summer break. There are also further projects waiting in the wings. Never a dull moment in my study!

On eBay from tonight for 7 days:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250893959274?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Also now up for auction for 7 days:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250893970397?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

...and finally, also up for 7 days: 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250893979484?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On eBay, finishing tomorrow:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250887778970?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I have just joined the artists working on the 50th Anniversary Avengers series sketch card set. I'll be drawing 50 cards.

I'm currently working on a set of X-files cards(private commission), as well as various other projects. It's all go!


Following a wonderful trip to Ireland, I completed this portrait of a dear friend and the wild dolphin he swims with regularly. 

Monday, September 05, 2011

On Ebay from tonight:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250887206276?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes. This is another artist's return card from the 2011 Cult Stuff set Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Crime.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I've been back to work with a vengence the last two weeks. I've been working on an Agatha Christie project, which I'm just awaiting approval for, a Star Wars project, and a couple of private commissions...oh, and I managed to complete a couple of sketch cards for eBay too. The above card is listed on eBay and has just over 2 days to go:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250881755801?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The second card has been painted in acrylics and depicts Benedict Cumberbach as Holmes. This is an artist's return card from the Cult Stuff Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Crime set, from earlier this year. It is also on eBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250881767794?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Happy bidding!

Sunday, August 07, 2011


On eBay tonight, for 5 days only:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250870133975

I'll be away from my studio for a couple of weeks, from tomorrow. However I'll be listing another sketch card next weekend. I'll also be working on some exciting projects over the next few months. I'll reveal more when I can.

Enjoy the summer if you're going away, and even if you're not, here's hoping for some good weather for you all!

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's the last week before Rosie's school breaks up for the summer, so I'm trying hard to get some projects finished. The painting above is for my next batch of sketch card blanks, which I'm rapidly running out of. It's not finished yet, but I'm hoping it will soon be a suitable promotional example of my work.

I've been also working on a Star Wars commissioned painting, some more X-Files sketch cards and the weekly sketch cards for listing on eBay.  Busy, busy busy!
On eBay tonight:



Friday, July 01, 2011

Here's another Silence, now listed on eBay. I can't resist drawing these, they're such fun!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250848300820&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Today I reworked the portrait of Idris, currently listed on eBay. I wasn't completely happy with her likeness. The price reflects the hours I have put into this piece.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250843363685&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
I recently completed this drawing for Hazel Raven, for her website.  http://www.hazelraven.com/

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I've been working on commissioned portraits from the X-Files recently. I used to love this show!
On eBay tonight:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250839591904

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



Phew, having to get a move on this week and finish my Vampirella cards. Here are some more just approved.