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Birthstones and My Zodiac & Astrological Art

I'm interested in how how mystery is transmitted to us, and much of my art is focussed around this theme. I came to thinking that if crystals have the power to influence our lives, then it follows that precious stones could too. That's the idea behind the astrological...

My Birthstone Art & the Art of Cutting Diamonds

Traditionally, diamond cutting is the main visual art involving diamonds. This involves removing material from roughly shaped gemstones.   My birthstone artwork follows in this old craft, and I often draw the facets created by the cutter on a  diamond's surface, as...

How to Prepare a Charity Shop Canvas Ready for Painting

There's tons of old canvases lying around in charity shops. Usually they have crappy prints or photographs, on them - so why not up-cycle them and turn them into a fresh new canvas for your own painting? It's a double winner – you get yourself a cheap, framed canvas,...

How to Paint Murals

How to Paint Murals

The first stage of painting a mural begins in my sketchbook. I find that painted murals work best with a strong, clear outlines, so in my sketchbook I start with a pencil and then go over with a pen (I use a Unipen Fineline 0.3), rubbing out the pencil marks with an...

Fun & Funky Mugs Designed By Judi Thomas

Add A Smile To Your Morning Coffee... Mugs with attitude. These humourous, 'cheeky yet tasteful' limited-edition coffee mugs feature illustrations by acclaimed Contempori artist Judi Thomas. Printed on both sides, there are only 50 of each design in this range –...

Judi Thomas: A Uniquely Stylish Feminist Voice

Judi’s work is full of related themes: of divorce, of love, of sex and of bondage.
Judi’s work has echoes of Jean Miro, Aubrey Beardsley and Frida Kahlo. She’s controversial, personal – and certainly not afraid to speak out, bringing a uniquely feminist voice to our platform.

“In my women you can often see an awareness that they are being looked at,” says Judi, and, in equal measure, that they genuinely don’t care about your opinion.”