When my girlfriend turned 50 recently, I wanted to give her something unique and very individual. So I painted her … sort of!

Being a graphic artist rather than a fine artist, I was limited to, but not by, my tools of preference … computer software. Armed with a photo, Adobe Photoshop and some crazy good filters, I set about creating a masterpiece. Finishing with a top coat of gloss gel medium to give texture and the effect of brush strokes … the end result was quite remarkable (and very well received)!!

I will be showing you how you can do the same with your photos in a tutorial video and tip sheet in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.