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Christmas Is Coming 2016

2016 seems to have whizzed by and I am grateful that I continue to be very busy with painting and commission orders.

Due to how busy orders are I have cut back on commission paintings, I will be taking a few for 2017 but these will be limited as they have been this year, so please contact me as soon as you can to secure a future commission date.

I'm finishing off a collection of elephant paintings for The David Sheldrick Trust and I have also been working on sketches for my Bella & Bo childrens chapter book.

This year I have added some really cute hand made Christmas decorations and sculptures to my collections.

To make searching easier I have also updated my homepage with a Christmas Themed collection page and a Special Offers Themed collection page which is full of sale items to help a little towards your Christmas shopping.

I will post another blog around Christmas time have a wonderful rest of the year.

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Summer 2016

It feels amazing to have just celebrated artbyhew's 2nd anniversary. Together we have helped alot of charities and I continue to be overwhelmed by the support I receive.

Commissions are very busy at the moment so please get in touch if you want to secure a date for a special gift. I will post photos of my new paintings as soon as the customers have received them and give me the go ahead to publish.

I am having a break from the 22nd July until the 28th July so orders may take a little while longer to reach you.

I have launched a new sculpture range and will continue to add more items to this collection over the summer, I'm really enjoying working in this new media.

A new elephant painting will be published in September / October the orginal will be donated to the David Sheldrick Trust to raise money for their charity and limited edition prints will be available on my website. Hopefully the money raised will equal or surpass that raised for Born Free last year from the Cecil painting I completed.

Have a great summer everyone, speak soon.

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Spring Has Sprung (Well Almost)

March was a windy one and I thought Spring had sprung, until we had a flurry of snow this morning and this afternoon in the U.K.

I have been taking photographs of beautiful daffodils and blueblues to inspire some miniature Spring watercolours. I hope they survive this cold spell.

I'm busy working on three commissions at the moment, two minature watercolours, a group cat pet portrait and a solo cat pet portrait. Busy times ahead this year I predict. Very excited to still be busy almost 2 years into my art venture.

I will post some photographs of my completed commissions when they are finished.

A new feature I am hoping to add to my website this year is a review tab so that all my wonderful customers can rate my service, gallery, paintings and this will post onto my site automatically. Very excited to have this addtional feature.

That's all for now I better get back to my commissions, bye for now.

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Happy Easter 2016

Easter is just around the corner and timings for my deliveries will be a little longer over the Easter weekend. Normal delivery times will resume on the 30.03.16.

I've recently finished a commission painting of a beautiful horse and will post photographs in the next few days once the commission has been given to the birthday girl.

I am practicing my watercolour sketching at the moment in preparation for illustrating my Bella and Bo storybook. Looking forward to posting some of my illustrations and getting some feedback from you all. If you would like to view any of my watercolour sketches please visit my Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account all in the name of artbyhew.

Have a fantastic Easter weekend, have fun whatever you do.

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Happy Easter 2016

Easter is just around the corner and timings for my deliveries will be a little longer over the Easter weekend. Normal delivery times will resume on the 30.03.16.

I've recently finished a commission painting of a beautiful horse and will post photographs in the next few days once the commission has been given to the birthday girl.

I am practicing my watercolour sketching at the moment in preparation for illustrating my Bella and Bo storybook. Looking forward to posting some of my illustrations and getting some feedback from you all. If you would like to view any of my watercolour sketches please visit my Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account all in the name of artbyhew.

Have a fantastic Easter weekend, have fun whatever you do.

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Happy Valentines Day

Thank you to everyone who invested in a unique piece of artwork for your Valentines. Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations however you spent the day and evening.

I'm putting the finishing touches on a beautiful pet portrait and will post photographs as soon as the customer has received it. I have commission orders until May please call or message me to book a completion date, this can be secured with a small deposit.

I have changed my delivery slots to despatched within 5 days of placing your order to give a little more time to prepare your precious purchases. If you need anything sooner please contact me by phone or email and I can let you know how quickly your order can be despatched.

 I'm having fun creating miniature paintings of popular breeds in readiness for dog shows, dog charities and so far the feedback has been fabulous thanks to everyone who has sent me their comments.

Until next month have a great few weeks and please be sure to contact me if there is anything you want to ask.

Bye for now.

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Happy New Year - 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and welcome back to my blog. I am now open for business as usual, delivery times are back to normal - weather permitting.

Is now the time to invest your Christmas money in a truly unique piece of artwork? Remember you will automatically help charities when you buy an original or a print of my work, whatever piece you choose.

Over Christmas and New Year I had a complete break ensuring I am re-energised and re-focused for 2016. At this very moment I am reviewing and updating my Business Plan and creating a Communication Strategy... very impressive considering all I want to do is get my paint brushes out. 

As part of my Communication Strategy I will definitely focus on updating my blog more frequently, set up a robust messaging system to all those who have kindly subscribed to my mailing list. I would also love to grow my Facebook, Instagram and Google+ followers - as Twitter is remarkably ahead of all the rest with just under 7000 followers - amazing thank you everyone who is following me I am overwhelmed.

I have some exciting plans for 2016... briefly these include; working with more charities and visiting some amazing animal sanctuaries around the UK, exploring how together we can help raise money through art, preparing for dog and horse shows - in the next 2 -3 years I would love a stand at the Crufts so watch this space, have more of my work featured on wonderful charity websites, exhibit in galleries, shops, pubs, cafes and perhaps even organise an exhibition of my own! All of which will enable me to connect and meet colleagues, potential collectors and share my aspirations for the future.

I am super excited about what 2016 will bring and wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year - may all your dreams (& mine) come true.

Thank you in advance for all of your support during 2016 you are all wonderful.

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2015 Reflection & Thanks

Firstly I want to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support it really means the world to me and I wouldn't have continued with my venture if it wasn't for you. So a big big 'Thank You'.

2015 has been an extremely rewarding and successful year with many highlights which I will take a moment to summarise. I think for me the most important achievements have been working with wonderful charities.

Earlier in the year 'Mufasa', my lion portrait, was promoted and gained a huge amount of attention through social media, this was due to the amazing 'Animals Defenders International' (ADI) charity who used their social pages to show my work. They continue to cheer lead my art and I, with your help, continue to make donations through the sales of 'Mufasa' limited edition prints.

'International Otter Survival Fund' (IOSF) then featured me as one of their artists in their online ottershop - www.ottershop.co.uk. My 'Utterly Otterly' painting can be found in the Quality Artwork section. 

Later in the year a tragic story hit the headlines when the stunning lion 'Cecil' was hunted down and tragically killed. I like most people were heartbroken. I reached out to Bornfree with a painting I had completed of 'Cecil'. The reaction and support I received was out of this world. With your help in a short space of time we had raised £250 from the sale of limited edition prints. The original painting was auctioned at a Bornfree event in London and raised even more money for this wonderful organisation. The sales of 'Cecil' miniature prints continue to do well so even more money will be raised during 2016. If this wasn't enough I now feature as an artist on The Bornfree website and has a column dedicated to my artwork in the Bornfree magazine. I even received a beautiful Christmas Card from the marketing manager.

I can't even begin to explain how rewarding it is to create something which so many people love and want in their homes, together with raising much needed money for the organisations which help wildlife and other worthy causes.

2016 for me will definitely centre around building more partnerships with charities, visiting the sanctuaries and the organisations headquarters to really focus more time and energy in helping others in whatever way I can.

I also continued to paint beautiful portraits on a commission basis and now they have been given as Christmas gifts I will start to update my website and social media sites with the paintings I completed. I will be taking orders throughout 2016 so please ensure you reserve your completion date with a £50 deposit.

I became an international artist with many sales of original paintings and signed limited edition prints being shipped off globally to all four corners of the world. I have quite a few followers from Australia and America and even sold a print to someone who lives on 5th Avenue.

None of this would be possible without your continued support and contribution so I hope you continue to follow me in 2016 and when you can please support charities and raise your own and others awareness about world issues and what we can all do together to help.

Thank you and best wishes for Christmas 2015.

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Christmas Orders

Hello

Thank you so much for your support and orders so far. I have been particularly busy this year and so the last orders I will get ready for Christmas delivery are those places by close of play today - 16th December 2015.

I will be on holiday between 16.12.15 and 05.01.16 and so the usual delivery time of 3 - 5 working days will be changed to 5 - 10 working days, I will message you with an approximate dispatch and delivery date if you do place any orders so you know when to expect your picture to arrive.

Thanks Helen

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Christmas 2015 Approaching Fast

It's never that time of year already.... where has the time gone. 

I absolutely love this time of year, although since starting my art business it is a little busier than usual.

If you are stuck for a gift idea why not invest in a special painting or print for a friend or family member there's lots of choice. To make shopping easier I have created a special Christmas Gift Idea gallery with hand picked pictures which would make fabulous Christmas gifts just visit -

http://www.artbyhew.com/collections/christmas-gift-ideas 

Don't forget to check out the product description details for more information about charities we will help together (depending on your selection). 

The 19th December is the last date for 2nd class delivery, so ensure you have your orders placed in time. Please allow me 2 working days to get the orders ready.

Here's a link for non UK postage dates http://www.royalmail.com/greetings

I'm thrilled to have received so many commission orders again this year and that my little miniature paintings and prints are so popular. Thank you for your ongoing support it means a lot.

I am currently working on a stunning painting and cannot wait to send it to it's new home. I have really loved working on it, I hope they love it too.

Happy December Everyone

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