About Me

Portfolio

As a multidisciplinary artist I’ve produced pieces in various mediums over the years. These days I mainly work in watercolour and ink, but I’m skilled at drawing, bookbinding, embroidery, or a combination of any or all! I hope you enjoy browsing, and if you’re interested in commissioning something then please do get in touch.

Snapshots

My Polaroid-style watercolours are a fun way of enjoying quirky views. If you'd like to commission one then please get in touch by email (thegiftshed81@gmail.com) or by messaging me via Instagram (@thegiftshed). Commissioned snapshots start at £50 and there are a selection of originals available in my Etsy shop (£30 each). Please note that if that link doesn't work then there's a button on the homepage, or a search for Thegiftshed on Etsy will bring me up!

Prints of my snapshots aren't currently available, but I'm working on it! I'm hoping to be able to offer prints very soon (follow my Instagram to keep on top of any announcements) so please be patient! Check out my Instagram to see all my past snapshots.

I also have a selection of my snapshots available as stickers and greetings cards via my Redbubble shop. Again, if you don’t see what you fancy then don’t hesitate to ask!

Prints - coming soon!

Prints - coming soon!

My Shops

If you like my work and want to help keep me fuelled with inspiration (aka caffeine) then feel free to buy me a coffee!

Instagram

Stuff about Instagram

The big pink teapot hanging outside 101 Portobello Road is one of the many eye-catching sights in the colourful area of Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill. I couldn’t resist capturing this view.

Originally painted in watercolour, you can now snap up prints via my websites - check the link in my profile! 

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #portobelloroad #portobellomarket #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #localart #teapot #snapshot #artprints #etsy #etsyuk
The big pink teapot hanging outside 101 Portobello Road is one of the many eye-catching sights in the colourful area of Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill. I couldn’t resist capturing this view. Originally painted in watercolour, you can now snap up prints via my websites - check the link in my profile! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #portobelloroad #portobellomarket #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #localart #teapot #snapshot #artprints #etsy #etsyuk
1 month ago
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One of the most iconic shop fronts along London's famous Portobello Road, @alicesportobello is undeniably picturesque. This quirky view was originally painted in watercolour and is now available as a print. Available via my Etsy shop, or through my own website (links in my profile) - snap one up and add some cheerful colour to your home!

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #portobelloroad #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #localart #portobellomarket #paddingtonbear #alicesantiques #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #artprints #shopfront #supportlocal #shoplocal #W10 #winsorandnewton @winsorandnewton #etsyuk @etsyuk
One of the most iconic shop fronts along London's famous Portobello Road, @alicesportobello is undeniably picturesque. This quirky view was originally painted in watercolour and is now available as a print. Available via my Etsy shop, or through my own website (links in my profile) - snap one up and add some cheerful colour to your home! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #portobelloroad #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #localart #portobellomarket #paddingtonbear #alicesantiques #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #artprints #shopfront #supportlocal #shoplocal #W10 #winsorandnewton @winsorandnewton #etsyuk @etsyuk
2 months ago
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Absolutely love the colour of this house in #kensalrise that I was commissioned to paint. I don't do house portraits very often, but actually I do enjoy them so if you're interested please do get in touch!

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #houseportrait #localartist #london #ourhouseinthemiddleofourstreet #localart @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton
Absolutely love the colour of this house in #kensalrise that I was commissioned to paint. I don't do house portraits very often, but actually I do enjoy them so if you're interested please do get in touch! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #houseportrait #localartist #london #ourhouseinthemiddleofourstreet #localart @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton
2 months ago
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Chinese New Year is only a few weeks away, and 2024 is the Year of the Dragon! The wood dragon, specifically, and the associated colour is emerald green. Here's a simple dragon, painted in @winsorandnewton Emerald ink. Once the painting was complete I scanned it in to create a print - which was then given golden highlights using @schmincke_official Aqua Bronze pigment. I hope you enjoy the very highly speeded up video! 

#chinesenewyear #cny2024 #yearofthedragon #winsorandnewton #ink #painting #processvideo #artist #workinprogress #schminke #emeraldgreen
Chinese New Year is only a few weeks away, and 2024 is the Year of the Dragon! The wood dragon, specifically, and the associated colour is emerald green. Here's a simple dragon, painted in @winsorandnewton Emerald ink. Once the painting was complete I scanned it in to create a print - which was then given golden highlights using @schmincke_official Aqua Bronze pigment. I hope you enjoy the very highly speeded up video! #chinesenewyear #cny2024 #yearofthedragon #winsorandnewton #ink #painting #processvideo #artist #workinprogress #schminke #emeraldgreen
3 months ago
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William Couch 13th September 1944 – 22nd December 2010.

The Lord of the Rings by William Couch. Pencil and charcoal on paper.

PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way.

GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?

GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad.

GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”

#lotr #lordoftherings
#inmemoriam
William Couch 13th September 1944 – 22nd December 2010. The Lord of the Rings by William Couch. Pencil and charcoal on paper. PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way. GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what? GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise. PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad. GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.” #lotr #lordoftherings #inmemoriam
4 months ago
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The Blue Door from the film Notting Hill is pretty famous, and even 24 years on you will regularly see people posing for photographs in front of it. If you're passing and want to see it, it's on Westbourne Park Road, just at the junction with Portobello Road. 

This is my quirky view of the famous blue door.  Up close and personal, it's a more subtle nod to the film than most images. Colourful and iconic, this print will brighten up any room or gallery wall.

Check my profile for the link! 

#nottinghill #nottinghillbluedoor #bluedoor #hughgrant #juliaroberts #movies #films #london #snapshots #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton #etsy #etsyuk
The Blue Door from the film Notting Hill is pretty famous, and even 24 years on you will regularly see people posing for photographs in front of it. If you're passing and want to see it, it's on Westbourne Park Road, just at the junction with Portobello Road. 

This is my quirky view of the famous blue door.  Up close and personal, it's a more subtle nod to the film than most images. Colourful and iconic, this print will brighten up any room or gallery wall.

Check my profile for the link! 

#nottinghill #nottinghillbluedoor #bluedoor #hughgrant #juliaroberts #movies #films #london #snapshots #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton #etsy #etsyuk
The Blue Door from the film Notting Hill is pretty famous, and even 24 years on you will regularly see people posing for photographs in front of it. If you're passing and want to see it, it's on Westbourne Park Road, just at the junction with Portobello Road. 

This is my quirky view of the famous blue door.  Up close and personal, it's a more subtle nod to the film than most images. Colourful and iconic, this print will brighten up any room or gallery wall.

Check my profile for the link! 

#nottinghill #nottinghillbluedoor #bluedoor #hughgrant #juliaroberts #movies #films #london #snapshots #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton #etsy #etsyuk
The Blue Door from the film Notting Hill is pretty famous, and even 24 years on you will regularly see people posing for photographs in front of it. If you're passing and want to see it, it's on Westbourne Park Road, just at the junction with Portobello Road. This is my quirky view of the famous blue door. Up close and personal, it's a more subtle nod to the film than most images. Colourful and iconic, this print will brighten up any room or gallery wall. Check my profile for the link! #nottinghill #nottinghillbluedoor #bluedoor #hughgrant #juliaroberts #movies #films #london #snapshots #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton #etsy #etsyuk
5 months ago
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If you can't make up your mind which of my Trellick Tower views you like best, you could always buy all three? 😋

Prints available, framed or unframed. Visit my Etsy shop, or just message me here!

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #portobelloroad #golborneroad #W10 #kensingtonandchelsea #brutalism #brutalist #trellicktower
If you can't make up your mind which of my Trellick Tower views you like best, you could always buy all three? 😋 Prints available, framed or unframed. Visit my Etsy shop, or just message me here! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #portobelloroad #golborneroad #W10 #kensingtonandchelsea #brutalism #brutalist #trellicktower
6 months ago
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Another of my quirky views, this time of @electriccinemas on Portobello Road. Prints are available in my Etsy shop, both framed and unframed.

#localartist #localart #supportlocal #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #portobelloroad #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #cinema #electriccinema #movies #littlevenicefilmfestival
Another of my quirky views, this time of @electriccinemas on Portobello Road. Prints are available in my Etsy shop, both framed and unframed. #localartist #localart #supportlocal #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram #portobelloroad #nottinghill #ladbrokegrove #cinema #electriccinema #movies #littlevenicefilmfestival
6 months ago
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@idarestaurant is one of the prettiest places around, and I always smile when I walk past it. If Ida is a favourite of yours then why not get one of my art prints so the view can make you smile while you're at home? 😁

This quirky view was originally painted using @winsorandnewton watercolours.

Available unframed and framed via my Etsy shop (or just message me on here). Links in profile!

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #italianfood #italian #queenspark #kensalrise #food #restaurant #supportlocal #shoplocal
@idarestaurant is one of the prettiest places around, and I always smile when I walk past it. If Ida is a favourite of yours then why not get one of my art prints so the view can make you smile while you're at home? 😁 This quirky view was originally painted using @winsorandnewton watercolours. Available unframed and framed via my Etsy shop (or just message me on here). Links in profile! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #italianfood #italian #queenspark #kensalrise #food #restaurant #supportlocal #shoplocal
6 months ago
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