Art, Photography and Semi Precious Gemstone Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Monday, 15 September 2014

Autumn Colours

Its that time of year again.
I love the colours of autumn.
As we reach mid September the golds and yellows are already becoming apparent in the foliage all around us. The leaves are turning a little more crisp. The sun is lower. Misty mornings are aglow with warmth, even though the air itself is turning cool.

And, as ever, our creativity is sparked by the change around us.

From abstract, to landscape, to still life - everything is taking on a golden glow, a darker tone.

I can't wait for the pumpkins!


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fine Art America (or

As well as a large selection of images for download in our Etsy shop, Bamalam Photography can now be found on Fine Art America or, and, we also now have our own website.

On these sites you can find a mixture of our styles: floral photography and abstract art; textured monochromes and colourful wildlife artwork. All these are available professionally printed to various sizes as prints, canvas and iphone cases.



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Earth Day

Browsing Etsy this morning I decided to make a treasury list of some of the beautiful raw and natural items that I stumbled upon for Earth Day.

Raw silk. Uncut gemstone jewellery. Drift wood carvings and willow sculptures. There are some amazing items out there for those who prefer their shopping to be at one with nature. I also couldn't resist including some woodland photography.

This gorgeous piece of artwork in particular caught my eye. 

Tree of Life painting in oil and acrylic. A huge 6ft by 3ft abstract across 3 canvasses by Nicolette Vaughan Horner. Discover more of her artwork in her Etsy shop Artmod.

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bockingford Watercolour Paper

Bockingford Inkjet, double sided watercolour paper for printers is a dream.
Made by St Cuthberts Mill in Somerset, using the same process as their watercolour paper on a traditional mould machine, it looks and feels beautiful.
Acid free and archival, it takes ink perfectly and is made to last, so our works of art will last.

To be honest, we like it so much that many of our planned art projects (originally to be printed to crisp white textured inkjet paper) will now be printed on the watercolour paper.

This is Geoffrey.
He agrees with me.
He is very happy to be printed to such a lovely paper.

 'Geoffrey' Personalised Nursery Art
'Geoffrey' Personalised Nursery Art

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Cottage Chic Wall Art

Art has many faces.
   Everything that requires a creative eye is art - whether placing fine strokes of oil to canvas, carving detail in stone, capturing reflections on water with a camera or arranging the colours of gemstones to create jewellery. We use many different mediums, but we are all, in the end, artists.

Digital art is our new passion (to add to the list of many other creative hobbies in which we dabble).
   What we've been doing lately is creating patterns with an old cottage tapestry effect, then applying them to animal silhouettes and printing to 100% cotton canvas sheets.
   We've also been experimenting with different textured inkjet paper - testing how they take ink, how pigments come out.
   Our favourite at the moment is Bockingford watercolour inkjet paper. It has a lovely look to it and takes colours beautifully.

Watercolour (inkjet), 100% cotton canvas and textured inkjet papers

100% Cotton Canvas

Cottage Chic Designs Printed to Canvas

Fabric effect flowers printed to 100% Cotton Canvas

Purple Iris on 100% Cotton Canvas

Digital Watercolour of British Butterflies

Comma Butterfly
Digital Watercolour printed to Bockingford
Watercolour Inkjet Paper

Peacock Butterfly
Digital Watercolour

Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Digital Watercolour

Friday, 28 February 2014

Fairy Tale Pink and Blue

I've been playing light.

My aim, when I download my images from camera to laptop, is to create art.
Lens flare in just the right place can add pizazz to an image. Enhanced bokeh gives a magical sparkle. So I took a batch of photographs I had captured last summer - butterflies and flowers, some taken on a very dull day - and played, first with the colour, reducing them all to black and white (with just a hint of pink and blue), and then I threw on a spattering of colours and lights. The result, I think, gives a very subtle and dreamy, almost fairy tale feel.
   These images are available in the Fairytale section at BamalamPhotography on Etsy, as Instant Downloads. Each high resolution image can be printed at home, to create feminine wall art, or for craft, card making and scrapbooking. They also make lovely desktop backgrounds.
   I will soon be adding two new sections to the BamalamCreations shop, offering many of my prints on canvas and pillow covers.
  Look out for the images below on heart shaped pillows.