Start With a Doodle's Christmas Events 

Looking for something unique and personal for a loved one this Christmas?

 

Gift Vouchers for a personal commission start at £60 for a design similar 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.

Christmas Cards

Available as single cards or in packs of 5 for £12 + P&P

 

Where to Find My Artwork

 

Frameworks local arts and crafts shop (opposite the Frameworks Cafe, Bridge Street, Blyth,)

A fantastic addition to the old cafe/gift and home shop, featuring mainly arts and crafts from local creatives. The perfect place to buy unique and unusual gifts for Birthdays, Christmas etc or just treat yourself.

 

Oh and you can also find my Northumbrian Artwork in The Chantry, Morpeth.

 

Designs now available from Forever Jack. (click image)

Paintings and Drawings

Commissioned Designs

Blog

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.

 

gail@startwithadoodle.co.uk

mobile 07593 073351

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