Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

cialdini





















dear old generale cialdini made his way into the editor's picks spotlight on etsy. 
bravo cialdini! 

here's the link :

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

my little pony













victorian cabinet photograph of a delightful sideshow horse

Saturday, 30 October 2010

a treat for halloween

 





















sabbat by jan frans de boever 1917

Saturday, 23 October 2010

market stall

































if you have the chance to visit the tearooms market at the side of 146 brick lane, london e1, please come and say hello. 
i'm at the wonderful two magpies stall, with martin (whose amazing crying lamp is shown above, and is available to buy) and monty the poodle on saturdays and sundays.





Wednesday, 13 October 2010

crow girl with cat






















painting on edwardian postcard

5.3" x 3.3"


to buy a mounted 6" x 4" print of this and any of the other victorian mischief series, please visit my etsy shop by clicking on the etsy button to the right

fox girl with cat






















painting on edwardian postcard

5.3" x 6.3" 


or to buy a mounted 6" x 4" print of this and any of the other victorian mischief series, please visit my etsy shop by clicking on the etsy button to the right

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

fire swan + lamb of god




















acrylic on canvas 
8" x 8

£175                                                         

oil on canvas
20" x 20"

£245

contact me at kittyvalentine@hotmail.com

Thursday, 23 September 2010

our lady, star of the sea





















acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

for sale
£395 

please email me at kittyvalentine@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010

madonna with roses














arezzo, italy 
september 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

pelicans+parrots





















i'm absolutely delighted that from today my prints will now be sold in the wonderful pelicans and parrots shop in dalston, east london. there you can find beautifully chosen homeware, vintage clothing and furniture, taxidermy and jewellery by the lovely halo jones.

pelicans and parrots is at 40 stoke newington road, dalston, e16 7xj

www.pelicansandparrots.com

italy

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

our lady of the seven sorrows



acrylic on canvas

16" x 20"

sold

Saturday, 28 August 2010

james h. lee




painting on victorian photograph

4" x 2.5"


mounted 6" x 4" prints available to buy on etsy - please click on the button to the right of the page

Friday, 27 August 2010

Saturday, 7 August 2010

albatross



the delightful ladies at dotmaker recently invited me to make up one of their lucky dip collage packs, and the result was rather pleasing.
the link to the page on their website is: http://dotmaker.co.uk/page2.htm



Thursday, 3 June 2010

family


acrylic on victorian cabinet photograph

7" x 5"


mounted prints of this and all the other politely defaced victorians are available to buy at foxglove pearly.etsy.com
please click on the button on the right of the page or here:
http://foxglovepearly.etsy.com

Thursday, 22 April 2010

tweedy bird


faith in humanity restored once more on the second annual tweed run. four hundred delightful people in tweed cycling through london on a sunny saturday. lots of super pictures here: www.flickr.com/photos/misskittyvalentine/

original photograph by roxy erickson
defaced by kitty valentine

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

lost

i apologise for the lack of new posts
i had my laptop, camera and work stolen
i really hope to be back on track soon

Saturday, 27 February 2010

bird skull family




painting on victorian cabinet photograph
7 x 5"
mounted prints of this and all the other politely defaced victorians in this ongoing series are available to buy at foxglovepearly.etsy.com
you can also click on the link to the right

Thursday, 25 February 2010

french bulldog boy





acrylic on victorian cabinet photograph
7 x 5"

original painting available for sale
£125
please contact me at kittyvalentine@hotmail.com

prints of this and all the other politely defaced victorians in this ongoing series are available to buy at foxglovepearly.etsy.com
you can also click on the link to the right

Monday, 15 February 2010

spitalfields life




i had the pleasure of spending the afternoon in conversation with the wonderful writer of spitalfieldslife.com, a highly addictive and inspiring daily account of my local area and the extraordinary people that make it so colourful.
here is a link to the page discussing my work. thank you gentle author, i am deeply touched by your kind words and insight.

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/02/15/kitty-valentine/



Thursday, 11 February 2010

valentine



now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:
the fire-fly wakens: waken thou with me.

now droops the milkwhite peacock like a ghost,
and like a ghost she glimmers on to me.

now lies the earth all danaƫ to the stars,
and all thy heart lies open unto me.

now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves
a shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.

now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
and slips into the bosom of the lake:
so fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
into my bosom and be lost in me.



from the princess
by alfred Lord tennyson

Sunday, 7 February 2010

messene & giuseppe napoleone




acrylic on victorian italian commemorative photograph mounted on plywood.
available from my etsy site, please refer to the link to the right.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

stag



oil on canvas
20" x 20"

Friday, 22 January 2010

leda



oil on canvas
16" x 16"

Thursday, 21 January 2010

gypsy horse




oil on canvas
16" x 16"

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

pale swan



oil on canvas
16" x 20"

rose tattooed swan



acrylic and pencil on canvas
8" x 8"


Sunday, 10 January 2010

sonnet 147


My love is as a fever longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
Th'uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
And frantic mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are,
At random from the truth vainly expressed:
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.


oil and swarovski crystal on canvas
4" x 3"

Friday, 8 January 2010

pearly queen sacred heart cushion




pearly queen sacred heart cushion
with mother-of-pearl buttons

made to order,
available from my etsy site
(the link is on the right)

(ps. welcome to my house -
that's my 18th century chair!)

and the pearly kings of highgate
and upminster on redchurch street,
london e1

Thursday, 7 January 2010

good old skull-a-day



sold

those lovely chaps at skull-a-day have featured another of my naughty victorian ladies. thank you again dear noah, tatman and citizen agent.
you can find the link here - it's a wonderful website full of inspiration: