A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.

In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.


In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.

First I did the underdrawing in pencil:


Then I started painting using watercolour:


Adding some colours in the background:img_4484



I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !



The Secret Art Prize

My painting ‘Wild Peacock’ has been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award in the Secret Art Prize, run by Curious Duke Gallery.

Would be wonderful if you can vote for my painting at  http://www.secretartprize.com/2016/08/yumi-2/

Wild Peacock

Art Fair in Hampstead this Sunday

I’m exhibiting 2 of my paintings at Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair this Sunday June 26th. Please come along if you are in London 🙂

Art Fair.
Whitestone Pond

Sunday 26 June. 2016
11.00am – 5pm


Fair to be officially opened by David Baddiel at 12 noon

website: http://www.hampsteadsummerfestival.com/art


My greeting cards are now available on Etsy!

Just wanted to announce that my greeting cards are now available to purchase on Etsy. We ship worldwide.
Inside of the cards are blank so they are suitable for all occasions.

Please take a look:)

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Individual cards from £2.50Koi fish in the pond.jpg

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Happy holidays!


Watercolour painting of a cat I met in Croatia

Hello! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

I recently painted this portrait of a cat I saw in Croatia.

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It was a friendly cat and I took a photograph of her relaxing on the street.


Based on the photograph, I started painting…

First I did the underdrawing in pencil, and then I started painting shadows in dark blue watercolour.

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Painting tabby patterns with orange watercolour

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Painting dark patterns in dark brown

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Adding some lights with yellow waterclour

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Adding some accent/texture with orange pastel


Finished work…:)

cat in croatia

By the way I’m currently running a summer sale on my Artfinder shop. Please feel free to browse 🙂




This is my new painting ‘Dolphins’. I love watching and painting dolphins, they make me feel free and relaxed.


Painting process:

I wet the paper with water first and painted the main dolphin roughly


After I painted the background, I sprinkled some salt to give some texture/effect.


After I finished painting the dolphins, I splashed some blue paints to add some energy and movement to the painting.



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You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder

I love painting cats..

I love painting cats..  I used to keep cats and I started having interest in art since I started painting/drawing of my cats when I was 7 years old ..:)

Here are work in progress paintings of my parents’ cat Ponyo and my cousins’ cat Miko.

Miko work in progress

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Ponyo work in progress

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I will post again when I finish these paintings..

Have a nice rest of the weekend 🙂