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Hedgehogs in love!

Hedgehogs in love!
Bonjour everybody!Wildlife is very much my inspiration at the moment, we are so lucky here in Wiltshire to be surrounded by it, we meet Badgers, foxes, all sorts of birds and of course Hedgehogs!A few weeks ago the weather was extremely dry which is fairly unusual for us in England and we can see the wildlife suffering from it. Chris found 2 baby h...
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Illustration for new greeting cards!

Illustration for new greeting cards!
Bonjour everybody!Because inspiration is everywhere lately with all our baby animals growing up together, I can't help but illustrating them putting the emphasis on their cute and fun side. So I thought what about doing a few illustrations and turn them into greeting cards!So here we go! this is the first one: Violet the kitten and Benedict the Gos...
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Chippy the cat - pet portrait

Chippy the cat - pet portrait
Bonjour everybody!Meet Chippy!Chippy is a lovely ginger cat with big eyes full of love, my client reached out to me as she was following my work on my Facebook page and what I do with the farm particularly the fun we have with Chris, Giggle the gosling and Cuthbert the goose.Chippy was my client's mum baby who sadly left them 6 years ago. What...
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Clara the puppy - pet portrait

Clara the puppy - pet portrait
Bonjour everybody!Here is Clara's pet portrait!Clara is a beagle mix, a rescue puppy, and the light of my client sister's life​! What a lovely surprise it it going to be!Clara is right here showing her little face looking at you from her favourite spot in the house: paws on the table in front of the lovely lace curtains. I love the idea o...
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Hugo the hedgehog first illustration

Hugo the hedgehog first illustration
Bonjour everybody!Have you ever been in a situation where you have so many ideas that you want to take action on but you don't have enough time in a day to do so? This is me right now!It is Sunday, the day of the week you should take to relax and enjoy life, well, I enjoy illustrating and when I have an idea for a new little character I have to dra...
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First FOOD Rush for Giggle the goose!

First FOOD Rush for Giggle the goose!
Bonjour everybody!So many "First time" for Giggle the goose! This morning he was with me on the Rush Hour again and soon after we did a "Food Rush"!I have to say, it is a little overwhelming for a little gosling to be surrounded by so many big birds and I am not just talking about chickens and ducks who are quite big compare to Giggle but...
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First Rush hour for Giggle the goose!

First Rush hour for Giggle the goose!
Bonjour everybody!We decided that Giggle, our little one month old gosling was ready for a grown up rush hour this morning!He was a bit apprehensive, the other geese, particularly Guilbert were letting him know who is the boss, this is the pecking order going on and we cannot stop it but all good, Giggle did not leave my side and we came ...
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It's all gone bananas!!

It's all gone bananas!!
Bonjour everybody!What I love the most at the farm is that there is so much unexpected moments every single day!Today I decided to focus on Daisy the cow.Who would have guessed that cows love bananas!! we are very lucky to receive the left over food from a couple of shops in our area and at first we did not know what to do with all these bananas, u...
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Violet and Giggle illustration

Violet and Giggle illustration
Bonjour everybody!Inspiration is everywhere these days!we have so many different characters at the farm but the ones who stand out the most at present are Violet and Giggle!They have not properly mat yet because Violet is a little bit too small, it did not prevent me to get them to meet on paper!I don't know if this will turn into a story book yet,...
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Violet the kitten illustration

Violet the kitten illustration
Bonjour everybody!Let's talk about Violet!Yes! I Finally decided on her name thanks to all the offers I had on social media so thank you everybody for all your suggestions. I thought I would draw her before she gets too big so her is a little illustration announcing her name!Yesterday I thought that she would be a good subject for a story...
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Shyla the cat, commission painting!

Shyla the cat, commission painting!
Bonjour everybody!Last week was "Cat week" for me! This is my latest commision painting and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to paint Shyla, the choice of my client to have her sleeping on her favourite pillow attracted me immediately as I knew it would be different from the composition I usually do, most of the time I focus on the ...
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Book Illustrations, my tools and techniques!

Book Illustrations, my tools and techniques!
Bonjour everybody!Here I am busy creating several illustrations for books! Doing these make me feels at home, I have done this kind of illustrations for over 10 years when I worked in architecture and interior design, I love it as as big part of it was creative, even though my perspective drawings were a tool to close the sale, ...
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Cat commission with Muffin and Kara's Birthday!

Cat commission with Muffin and Kara's Birthday!
Bonjour everybody!This week has been about cats for me! here is Muffin portrait!I have been asked to create this piece for Kara's birthday, Kara is 35 today so thank you Chris and Helie for your request, it has been a pleasure to paint Muffin!I do paint part portrait commissions for my clients every week and it is always a pleasure to know that eac...
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Book illustrations!

Book illustrations!
Bonjour everybody!I have never really talk about where some of my inspiration comes from, having spent over 10 years in the interior design field where I was mainly doing hand drawn perspectives, my style of illustration has of course been very much influenced and inspired by the way I was drawing at the time.I was very lucky when in Paris as I met...
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Butterscotch the Guinea pig, Painting and story!

Butterscotch the Guinea pig, Painting and story!
Bonjour everybody!What can I say! Butterscotch the Guinea pig is my favourite (don't tell the others).She arrived at the farm over a month ago and very quickly communicate to us her love for strawberries, mostly by nibbling them at any opportunity she found.On her portrait my aim was to get her little cheeky personality out on the canvas and s...
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Wild life paintings

Wild life paintings
Bonjour everybody!I have not talk about my past much, I will probably some day but for now I will just mention that I lived in big cities for a long time (Paris, Bruxelles, London) before coming here in the countryside.Today, I could not come back to the hustle and bustle of the city life, don't get me wrong, I loved it when I was there, particular...
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Our crazy side!

Our crazy side!
Bonjour everybody!Chris like myself are not only an artist or a farmer, like everyone, we have different facets and one of them has come to life lately!These days we find anything we can to keep the momentum and fun going, one of the thing we have started doing for a little while now is dancing! Not that we are good at it (far from it) but thi...
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Cat commissions - Why do we love cats so much.

Cat commissions - Why do we love cats so much.
Bonjour everybody!What is going on?? it is all about cats these days! As far as I know cats are the only animal who has his own dedicated day Caturday!Well it is all hitting home now as I am going to spend most on the coming week to paint cat portraits for my lovely clients. I will of course create progressing video of the artworks being done.Most ...
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Giggle painting - progressive video and art talk.

Giggle painting - progressive video and art talk.
Bonjour everybody!Here is my latest painting and of course, as promised Giggle the gosling is the star! These last few days I had to spend a bit less time with him so he can bond with his little friends the ducklings, get use to the farm and all the animals in it and just be a goose! I won't deny that it break my heart to let him go slowly but...
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Giggle the goose painting in progress.

Giggle the goose painting in progress.
Bonjour everybody!It is a rainy day and I could not get Giggle out of my head, he is now happy with his little ducklings friends and Frazzle the little bantam chick with who he will be friend for life. I am happy for him but it doesn't prevent me to miss him so much, everyone who has had a strong bond with an animal would understand it.Emotions can...
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