Art Blog

by Southampton Artist Donna McGhie

Powertex Tutor – Could you be one?

> I became a qualified Powertex tutor nearly 4 years ago. Without a doubt it is one of the best career moves I've ever made. What's not to like about a job where you get to put huge smiles on people's faces. I often hear it said that we lose ourselves in art....

GO SISTER SOUL SISTER GO SISTER!!

When I tell people that I am looking for second hand bras to make angels with, the usual response is a slightly confused look, as they step away from me and try to steer the conversation on to a safer topic, such as the weather. However, once I explain further to...

Powertex Dates for Your Diaries

First of all, my sincere apologies as I know I have been a little unorganized in keeping people informed of dates over the past few months. Those that know me personally will be aware that I do have a valid excuse, in that there have been some health issues on the...

Vintage Serendipity

One of my favourite places to run Powertex sculpting workshops is at the beautiful Woodlands Lodge Hotel on the outskirts of the New Forest. Whilst doing a fairy sculpting workshop there recently, a young bride to be approached me to ask if I had ever considered doing...

Willamena the Powertex Witch

href="https://www.artandmurals.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/w.jpg">Willamena’s Story (Powertex Sculpture) Willamena the Powertex witch is very, very shy. She grew up in a tiny village and always knew she was different. However she didn’t realise she had special...

Powertex Workshops Are Go!!

>Since gaining my level 2 Powertex Training Certificate I have been really enjoying setting up and facilitating workshops both for those who just want a taster session, which involves upcycling either a record or a bottle and also for those who want to take home a...

Powertex Training!

A while back I wrote about my addiction to Powertex as a sculpting product. Well now I am delighted to say that I have been back to the beautiful Secret Art Loft, and completed my trainers training, so that I can run my own workshops. I am so excited about this,...

My new artistic addiction.

At the weekend my lovely husband treated me to an early Birthday present.  For some time now I have been itching to go on a fairy making course at the Secret Art Loft.  The venue was just outside of Stratford, and as I live in Hampshire I booked in to stay overnight...

Variety is the spice of life – Face Painting

One of the reasons I love doing face painting is the variety of different jobs I get to do, and as a consequence the wonderful array of people I am lucky enough to meet.  Take last weekend as a typical example.  Friday daytime I had the pleasure of face painting tiny...

Stone Cat – Before and After

I love stones - any shape, any size, love them all.  From my point of view, sadly, it is illegal to take stones away from beaches, but that doesn't stop me walking along Barton on Sea, picking them up, turning them over, speaking to them (yes worrying I know!!), and...

Mural Painter

Art & Murals by Donna Mcghie, based in Eastleigh, just outside of Southampton, Hampshire, has been up and running as a mural and face painting business since April 2012. However, I have been painting ever since I can remember – on any surface available! When I...

Stone Painter

On a much smaller scale I paint stones. I purchase my stones legally from garden centres in Hampshire and select stones which have the right feel to them. I am often asked when I am selling my painted stones at craft fayres if I can paint a portrait of a favourite pet...

Face Painter

I am a fully insured and trained face painter and glitter tattooist also. Face painting is becoming increasingly popular with adults as well as with children. Especially for hen parties, where I will paint very beautiful and ornate designs. Halloween parties where it...

Welcome to Art and Murals!

Welcome to my new look art and murals in Southampton website! We will be adding new images, articles and pages all the time so please keep coming back.

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