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 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.

Available in my Etsy shop (link in profile!) 

#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.

Available in my Etsy shop (link in profile!) 

#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.

Available in my Etsy shop (link in profile!) 

#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. Available in my Etsy shop (link in profile!) #nottinghill #nottinghillbluedoor #bluedoor #hughgrant #juliaroberts #movies #films #london #snapshots #watercolour #watercolor #painting #artistsofinstagram @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton #etsy #etsyuk
2 weeks ago
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I'm delighted to announce I'll be having a stall at the Christmas Fayre at @saintthomasw10 on 2nd December! Come along and show your support, it's for an excellent cause and you can stock up on gifts and have some festive fun at the same time! 

I'll only be taking a limited selection of my work with me, but I'd hate for you to miss out on my full range so I have some special offers for you...stay tuned!

#art #watercolour #localartist #localart #christmas #christmasmarket #churchfair #kensaltown #ladbrokegrove #nottinghill #gifts #christmasshopping #artprints #supportlocal #foodbank #church #kensingtonandchelsea
I'm delighted to announce I'll be having a stall at the Christmas Fayre at @saintthomasw10 on 2nd December! Come along and show your support, it's for an excellent cause and you can stock up on gifts and have some festive fun at the same time! I'll only be taking a limited selection of my work with me, but I'd hate for you to miss out on my full range so I have some special offers for you...stay tuned! #art #watercolour #localartist #localart #christmas #christmasmarket #churchfair #kensaltown #ladbrokegrove #nottinghill #gifts #christmasshopping #artprints #supportlocal #foodbank #church #kensingtonandchelsea
4 weeks 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
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My quirky views of Maida Vale tube station are available as prints! Check out my links for details.

#maidavale #warwickavenue #littlevenice #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #polaroid #thetube #londonunderground #tfl #littlevenicefilmfestival #localartist #localart #supportlocal #painting #watercolour #watercolor #art
My quirky views of Maida Vale tube station are available as prints! Check out my links for details. #maidavale #warwickavenue #littlevenice #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #polaroid #thetube #londonunderground #tfl #littlevenicefilmfestival #localartist #localart #supportlocal #painting #watercolour #watercolor #art
2 months ago
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The stairs at The Palm House, Kew Gardens. I had fun painting this one. I used my light pad instead of a drawing board so I could see my outline sketch without needing to trace it out, which meant I could put in the fiddly stairs themselves *after* the plants (without worrying that there'd still be faint outlines beneath them). My original outline for the stairs was a lot more detailed, but in the end I decided I wanted the plants to be the stars of the show.

Available as an A4 art print (on Bockingford watercolour inkjet paper), unframed or framed, from my Etsy shop (link in profile).

#painting #watercolour #watercolor #art #localart #localartist #london #kewgardens #kew #palmhouse #botanicgarden #tropicalplants #bananatree #winsorandnewton @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #bockingfordpaper #plants #processvideo #howipaint #workinprogress #etsyuk #etsy
The stairs at The Palm House, Kew Gardens. I had fun painting this one. I used my light pad instead of a drawing board so I could see my outline sketch without needing to trace it out, which meant I could put in the fiddly stairs themselves *after* the plants (without worrying that there'd still be faint outlines beneath them). My original outline for the stairs was a lot more detailed, but in the end I decided I wanted the plants to be the stars of the show. Available as an A4 art print (on Bockingford watercolour inkjet paper), unframed or framed, from my Etsy shop (link in profile). #painting #watercolour #watercolor #art #localart #localartist #london #kewgardens #kew #palmhouse #botanicgarden #tropicalplants #bananatree #winsorandnewton @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #bockingfordpaper #plants #processvideo #howipaint #workinprogress #etsyuk #etsy
2 months ago
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Fancy a sweet treat? I have a selection of miniature paintings (part of my Miscellaneous Miniatures series) available in my Etsy shop. They're framed and ready to go - so what are you waiting for?

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #food #snacks #teatime #britishsnacks #biscuit #custardcream #jammiedodgers #tunnockscaramelwafer #tunnocks #frenchfancies #mrkipling #etsyuk #artist #supportcreatives #miniaturewatercolour #miniaturepainting @derwentartofficial @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton
Fancy a sweet treat? I have a selection of miniature paintings (part of my Miscellaneous Miniatures series) available in my Etsy shop. They're framed and ready to go - so what are you waiting for? #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #food #snacks #teatime #britishsnacks #biscuit #custardcream #jammiedodgers #tunnockscaramelwafer #tunnocks #frenchfancies #mrkipling #etsyuk #artist #supportcreatives #miniaturewatercolour #miniaturepainting @derwentartofficial @winsorandnewton #winsorandnewton
2 months ago
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More work goes into my little snapshots than people probably realise! Check out my Etsy shop to see which originals are still available, and if you've missed the one you were after then I also offer prints!

Love local? Share the love and share this post! 

#art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #polaroid #overground #londonoverground #tfl #kensalrise #kensalgreen #kensalvillage #etsyuk #etsy #supportlocal #supportcreatives
More work goes into my little snapshots than people probably realise! Check out my Etsy shop to see which originals are still available, and if you've missed the one you were after then I also offer prints! Love local? Share the love and share this post! #art #watercolour #watercolor #painting #drawing #artistsofinstagram #localart #localartist #london #watercolourpolaroid #watercolorpolaroid #artprints #polaroid #overground #londonoverground #tfl #kensalrise #kensalgreen #kensalvillage #etsyuk #etsy #supportlocal #supportcreatives
2 months ago
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