20 Jun

From idea to Ella artwork…

I was really excited about painting an Ella artwork for competition winner Amy.  The initial brief was that she wanted something that included her baby son’s special teddy comforter, given to him by his Nanna (how the family spell Nana), so that he could always remember her.  The teddy said “Love and Hugs” on the blanket so we thought it would be lovely to paint this as “Love and Hugs Nanna x”.

I pictured the comforter being cuddled by another toy, and after thinking about it, Amy came back with her son’s handmade superhero toy – perfect!  The actual superhero toy has Rex’s name on the back of the cape, but as this isn’t visible in the painting I personalised it by putting his name on the mask.

The result is a wonderfully colourful and very personal painting, which will not only brighten up Rex’s room but is something Amy hopes he will cherish forever.

comforter 1 Comforter Rex superhero toy Superhero toy cuddling teddy


09 Jun

Competition alert…. win an Ella artwork!

Friday 13th is going to be lucky for someone – I’m giving away a free, tailor-made Ella artwork.  All you have to do to enter is email / Facebook / tweet me with what you want to commission and why, by 7pm on Friday.  I will then pick one winner and get in touch with you to discuss your requirements.  Whether there’s a painting you love in my online gallery that could be personalised for your little monkey, or if you’ve got a completely new idea you’d like to see transformed into a personalised Ella artwork, you can enter the competition. Please note that due to copyright I can’t paint cartoon or book characters, but pretty much anything else goes when it comes to creating an original Ella artwork.

Good luck!

06 Jun

Ella art

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