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Awarded by Theo Paphitis

On Monday 22nd March it was announced on Twitter that I had been chosen as a weekly award winner of Small Business Sunday #SBS by Theo Paphitis (of Dragons den). To find out more about what this means & the benefits, follow the link – www.theopaphitissbs.com/about

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Exciting Birthday Offers!!

Omg! I’m turning half a century this week & to celebrate I have 3 fantastic offers for you.

Please sign up for my newsletter to hear all about them!!


Shortlisted for an Award

I’m super excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for an award by Derby Mainframe. I’m in the final 3 for the category of “ Creativity for good”

Mainframe highlight the creative & digital communities in Derby & Derbyshire of which I am proud to be part of!

I can’t wait for the awards ceremony on 27th April. Fingers crossed!

To read more about mainframe & the awards here’s a link to their website


Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Check out this great gift guide I’m part of, for Valentine’s gift ideas. Click on the link – https://modernguy.co.uk/alternative-valentines-gifts/

Real Life January 16

Featured in a National magazine!

I’m pleased to share with you the double page spread in the current edition of My Weekly magazine. Thanks so much to Janey Swanson for writing my story.

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Update on Household Cavalry artwork & cards

Original artwork

I’m pleased to announce that the Original Framed Artwork has now sold & made its way to a home in the south of England. I was also delighted to discover that the purchaser’s son was one of the troopers in the painting – so I feel reassured it will be pride of place. 25% of sale is being donated to The Blues & Royals association.



I am also donating 25% of each sale of my limited edition fine art Giclee prints which are available in my shop in 2 sizes, plus a larger size on request. They are signed, numbered & come with a certificate of authenticity. All prints can still be purchased for Christmas up until 23rd December as I post them special next day delivery.



I have been informed by Captain Chris Elliott of The Blues & Royals association that all the 11000 cards that were printed are now SOLD!

Sorry to anyone that missed out.



Featured on BBC East Midlands News

Here’s the clip of me appearing on East Midlands today on 30th November. I was so proud to be featured as a Derby artist & to spread the word about the Household cavalry charity Christmas card. It definitely shared some positive news during this difficult year!



Bat Auction result!

On Halloween the auction ended on my framed Brown long-eared bat painting. I’m so pleased that it raised £360 for the Derbyshire Bat Group. And I’m happy to report it has flew off to its new home already 🙂

The painting was very popular & I seem to have gained a few more followers because of him. Sadly only one person could win, however, I have great news.

I have produced some limited edition fine art giclee prints. They are beautiful quality, in archival mounts, signed & number by me! Complete with a certificate of authenticity. Only 100 will ever be printed.

The great thing is that 25% of each sale will be donated to the Derbyshire Bat Group too. So if you fancy a striking stand out piece of art, then follow the link


Charity Auction is underway

Here is my framed Brown Long-Eared Bat painting that I have donated to The Derbyshire Bat Group.

The frame gives a floating effect & measures 35cm x 65cm. The colours in it coordinate with my painting perfectly. I’m so pleased with the result

Brown long-eared bats are one of the most common bats in the British Isles but are rarely recorded due to their quiet echolocation calls which make them extremely difficult to pick up on bat detectors. They whisper their ultrasonic calls so that moths don’t hear them approaching and so they need their huge ears to listen for the echoes coming back in the dark.

This painting is now open for bidding until 8pm on Halloween at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/derbyshirebats.

The auction is on behalf of the Derbyshire Bat Group which is a registered charity (number 1139339) working across Derbyshire to conserve & protect its bats and their environment.

Find out more about their work on their website: http://derbyshirebats.org.uk


Charity Christmas Cards have arrived

Here it is in print – the official Christmas card of the Blues & Royals regiment of the Household cavalry.

So far over 8000 cards have been sold to members of the regiment & Veterans. Now they are available for the general public to purchase too.

All money raised from the sales of the cards go to The Blues and Royals Association Welfare Fund. This fund is used to assist veterans and their families when they have fallen upon hard times. It is much needed during these difficult time.

The cards are £7 for a pack of 10 & all you need to do to order some is to email Jodie at HomeHQ


Thursday 18th May 2023 to March/April
“Celebrate” Air Arts exhibition
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2023
5pm – 8pm, 10am-5pm
Banks Mill Open Studios
Banks Mill, 71, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2023
10am – 4pm
The Derbyshire Makers Christmas Market
Peak Village, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2JE