Tuesday 23 August 2016

My latest book commission is now coming out, (date to be checked) published by The Folio Society- 'The Nursery Rhyme Book', edited by Andrew Lang. (It also contains the original black and white illustrations by the original artist from the first edition). Here's one illustration from it - 'Old Mother Goose', etching and aquatint. I worked on these earlier this year.
My open studios this year will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September, in South Wimbledon- more details to follow. I will have a copy of the book there for visitors to view.

Sunday 8 November 2015

I have opened a store on Redbubble, having meant to do so for a long while. It's mainly so I can offer my work printed on mugs, stickers and pouches etc! Here's the link-http://www.redbubble.com/people/debramcfarlane . I am hoping to join another print site soon, and offer prints, phone cases etc. Just trying this out, and making a small start in selling online!

Posting this witch a bit late for Halloween...

Sunday 20 September 2015

I have an Open Studios event next weekend, at my studio in South Wimbledon- the name of the studio is ACAVA Lombard Road Studios, and you can find us on Facebook. The address and details are given here on this image...

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Another new fairy...

Here is another new watercolour fairy painting which I recently completed. I am hoping to offer prints of this in some way soon. It is a remake of an earlier small etching called 'Titania' which I etched last year.
'Titania, Queen of the Fairies' - watercolour, September 2015

Sunday 26 July 2015

An enlarged, cropped section of a new fairy painting I've done recently- a new version of 'Forest Fairy', an etching I made in 2007. This new one is in watercolour. I'm aiming to have more fairies emerging soon...

Sunday 5 April 2015

Here are some scans of the cover and livery I designed for the Easter issue of the Radio Times magazine. The artwork was completed by the end of March. The Easter livery runs across the top of the Easter Sunday and Easter Monday pages. All the artwork was done it watercolour. Some slight adjustments were made to the cover artwork before it was printed, to increase brightness and make room for text. I was so excited to be given both of these commissions!

Tuesday 31 March 2015

I've recently designed the cover of the Easter issue of the Radio Times! It's out now, and I will post a proper scan of it, on the magazine, as soon as I'm able to.
I also illustrated the Easter livery running along the top and sides of the Easter Sunday and Monday pages. More pictures to follow...
It was great to be asked to do these jobs!