A custom-made painting is a thoughtful present for a loved one, or a special treat for yourself! I'd love to work with you on a painting of your favourite native bird or animal.
My training as a conservator has influenced the way I create my paintings. I choose pigmented ink, as unlike dye ink it doesn't fade, and provides intense colour to capture the brilliantly-coloured birds and animals of Australia.
Mounting and/or framing is done to conservation standards. This includes:
cotton-fibre window and backing mats which don't acidify with time. Wood pulp in cheaper paper and cardboard contains lignin, which is the part that acidifies, discolours and can stain the artwork itself
conservation hinging techniques to secure the artwork into the window mat. These hinges are always fully removable with no damage to the artwork, yet are strong and secure.
Where an artwork is framed, I use acrylic (Perspex) glazing. Acrylic is lighter, clearer (there is no green cast like glass has), and far less breakable than glass - especially important if shipping the artwork to you!