Golden Pelican mixed media on wood artwork

I had been wanting to start painting more birds in my artwork, and my brother,George S Blonsky, who is an extremely talented professional wildlife photographer, and whose work I love, nudged me to paint one of the birds he’s most known for photographing in a place called Lake Kerkini in northern Greece, namely the Dalmatian Pelicans. I have also visited the Lake with him and fell in love with these magnificent creatures, amongst others!

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Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood

This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.

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The Wild Horses of Mount Ainos

UPDATE: While travel may be restricted, I have recently resorted to traveling through both time and space by revisiting past photos in my archive and re-editing as my skills and taste evolve and improve. The past couple of days I have been traveling back to 2017 and my trip to Kefalonia island where I went on an expedition to Mount Ainos in search of the elusive wild horses. My expectations were low, so I was in for a real treat when, to my surprise, I came across not one but 4 herds in 4 separate locations. The text below I left as is. 
Having originally written and posted this on 24th August, 2017  I'm reposting today merely with re-edited images. 
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My Birthday Girl, a Watercolour Portrait of my Daughter and a process video

On my journey to learning watercolour, and while last week was my daughter’s birthday, I thought I would have a go at painting a portrait of her to surprise her, pleasantly I hope!

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