New Items for Sale on RED BUBBLE

I've been having a bit of a dilemma regarding merchandise for my doodles. It's hard to know what people want and then paying for upfront, with the risk of them sitting around unsold for some time.


So, having been recommended I try a print and post option, from someone overseas, I did some research and decided to set up an account with RED BUBBLE. This means I can give you all a whole load of designs to choose from and have them printed on whatever you want. I dont think the prices are unreasonable and it means I have more time to spend doing creative things and less being packer and poster.


 Please have a look at the website and let me know what you think.


You can message me via Start With a Doodle on Facebook or drop me an email. I have added a few designs already with more to come, so keep popping back to check for new things.

Looking for something unique and personal for that special person?



Gift Vouchers for a personal commission start at £50 for a design of similar size to the one shown and includes a 12x10" mounted print and P&P in the UK.


Please contact me by email to order or to discuss your requirements and visit my commissions page to see other examples of my drawings.

Where to Find My Artwork



Local arts and crafts shop selling all sorts of unusual gifts and ideas for the home.

Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland.(opposite Frameworks Cafe)


The Morpeth Chantry & Bagpipe Museum/Tourist Information Centre

A large selection of local arts and crafts, open all year round.

Bridge Street, Morpeth, Northumberland.


Designs now available from Forever Jack. (click image)

Paintings and Drawings

Commissioned Designs


Gail Armstrong - Artist and Illustrator


Wife, mother of two boys and kennel maid to three dogs, living on the beautiful coast of Northumberland.


I spent most of my childhood preparing to go to art college. I would draw and paint anywhere...walls, telephone directories, even on the back of my Mum's jacket! However while waiting for my exam results I was enticed along another path by an advert to join the Royal Navy, which I did - as an aircraft engineer. Those nine wonderful years helped me grow up, learn a few lessons and gave me confidence to take on new challenges. There followed a career mostly in retail and adult education, ending in 2015 when I took a leap of faith and became self employed. Initially as a creative coach, but when public interest in my artwork grew and I received my first commission - a series of  designs to promote Blyth during the Tall Ships Regatta in 2016, I had to change tack (pun intended!)


Art and writing have always been my passion, and I am extremely fortunate to be able to do both as a career.  I have also started to write a novel based on my days in the WRNS.It's early days but I'm enjoying the nostalgia of research immensely.


I create most of my work digitally using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I love how versitile it is and means I can work anywhere without the mess, but I still enjoy painting and sketching when I can. 


Welcome to my website and my creative world, I'm thrilled you took time to visit me.


Please contact me for more information.

mobile 07593 073351

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