Tag Archives: watercolour

mi-lab

I’m in Kawaguchiko, Japan, for the next few weeks, on a mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) printmaking artists residency with mi-lab. It’s in a beautiful location in a small town on the edge of the lake at the foot of Mt Fuji. … Continue reading

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Japan Kyushu travels – week 2

After the mountains, we travelled to the coast, in the misty rain, ready to explore another side of Kyushu. We stayed in a hotel in Nango, and watched the changing mood of the sea and the sky…We drove and drove, … Continue reading

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sketch

This week, just a little sketch I did of an astroemeria flower I have on my desk.I was trying to concentrate on work and got distracted and thought I’d do a little drawing to get focussed…

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christmas cards for sale

I designed a limited edition small batch of christmas cards for sale this year. They’re bundled in packs of five, and there are still a few packs left if you haven’t sent your cards out yet. You can purchase them … Continue reading

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Animals Asia products

I was recently asked to design some products for the charity Animals Asia. These products are sold here and the profits go towards their work saving animals.I painted illustrations of wonderful moonbears, as I really love them and can’t stand … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

Something I’ve been thinking about for a long while is opening a little online shop to sell some exclusive Mariko products. I’m often designing for other brands and companies (which I love doing!) but I’d also like to start my … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

Went to stay with some friends in LA at the weekend and spent an afternoon in their lovely back yard.Summer the dog, an adorable labradoodle, helped me with my watercolour sketch…Long live the sunshine!

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Yosemite

We went to Yosemite National Park at the weekend to attend a wedding, and I loved being surrounded by the trees in the wonderful clear air.We stayed at the historic Wawona hotel (now renamed the Big Trees Lodge), and completely … Continue reading

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watercolour sketches

I’ve been experimenting with watercolours these last few weeks, every time we’ve been to see the Pacific Ocean along the west coast.These two are beaches some way below Half Moon Bay…

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Wiltshire weekend

I just got back from a lovely weekend on the Wiltshire/Somerset border in England. We stayed in a bed & breakfast place surrounded by rolling green hills,and I did a few sketches, and took a few photographs, and just took … Continue reading

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