Jul 282014

Handmade item, impressionist oil pastel painting by Linandara

  • Materials: oil pastel, paper
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

Dried last year reeds lit by spring sunshine and turned into gold… Oil pastel on textured paper, A4 (about 30 x 21 cm). £23.57


Prints and cards with this image are available from the Red Bubble.


Marshland in oil pastel


Jul 022014
avian art


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, oil pastel, vintage wooden frame, paper, ink, mounts
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

Red cardinal bird sitting on a branch with snow-covered purple berries around, pine trees on background against light blue sky, all in low yellow winter sunlight. Original art in oil pastels on paper.

Perfect for a winter present.

Approximately 25 x 32 x 1.5 cm with the frame.


To the shop =>


bird art

cardinal bird


Mar 142014

After over a week of struggling with painting and decorating I’ve moved to a new shop at the Ladywell shopping center in Newtown (The Market is closing for redecoration for a year).CameraZOOM-20140313141831376-picsay

The idea to have an Art and Craft shop first appeared in my head while walking among blue lupins of Texas at 1999 LPSC spring gathering. So I am very happy to have an independent little “hippie / gypsy” shop of my own and I hope I could stay here for a while. This also will be my art studio.

The shopping centre is mostly empty at the moment but several market traders should follow me very soon.CameraZOOM-20140313141743040-picsay

I’ve also used this opportunity to change the name of the shop from Artish Folk to Art-n-Folk which, I think, sounds better. CameraZOOM-20140313142822927-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313142010045-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313152522714-picsay

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I’ve already had quite a number of people I know (and I don’t know) saying that they liked the way the shop turned out, which is encouraging. I’ve spent ages figuring out exact shades of the wall paint but then I’ve found out that the type of paint which sticks to the slat wall can’t be mixed in the decorating shop so I had to improvise adding my oil paint to the base color I’ve found. CameraZOOM-20140313152634887-picsay

The shop supposed to be weird, bohemian and wonderful which should go well with punk clothing and an artisticCameraZOOM-20140313152645534-picsay CameraZOOM-20140313153631311-picsayhairdresser moving next door soon. It is for people living creative lives and preferring to decorate their lives with one of a kind stuff.

The shop address is  Unit 12 Ladywell Newtown, Powys SY16 1AF.

Open (at least) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am till 4 pm.

Nov 222011
Sandy beach in Aberdyfi / Aberdovey, Wales, UK by Linandara

A little picturesque village along the beach and on the hillside (nicknamed by kids Balamory), river estuary, white sails and a terrific view. Our favourite beach in the area. The original painting have been done on a warm september day in 2008, during low tide, while kids were busy splashing in shallow warm pools. Quite a lot of beach sand turned out to be incorporated in the picture…
After selling the original picture I played a bit with color to make this print more “impressionist”

 November 22, 2011  Posted by at 16:39 beach, boat, colorful, impressionist, oil pastel, print, river, sea, seaside, Wales No Responses »
Sep 252011

Gentle Mallow - an original floral artwork in watercolor and ink

An one of a kind floral art made in the summer 2011 in Russia. The beautiful mallows had a very gentle and rather indescribable (mauve, pink, peach, cream?) color. It was a great pleasure to draw and paint them. The painting got a touch of metallic golden ink and pastel.

The size of artwork is about 21 x 30 (8 x 12 inches), unframed

May 152010
Dream Window by Alexandra Cook

The artwork depicts an imaginary art deco – styled goblet (chalice) on the window with distant fantasy city below and stars above. Media: oil pastels and pencils Process: painting from imagination Key colors: blue Original size: approximately 18 x 24 cm (7 x 9 inches) for sale here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17136882/dream-window-original-modern-fantasy