Friday, September 27, 2013

Hello guys,
I know  have not been updating the blog with new stuffs.
I have been doing quite a few stuffs and paintings too but
I uploaded them mostly on my Facebook page  and on my Instagram.
Join me there to get posted on my current work  :)
x D.U.R.A

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shop Local!

As you know, the holiday season is just around the corner.
So take this opportunity to support your local artist :)
You can purchase my art at
Thank you!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wedding Theme Project


I have just completed this commission work.
Finally, after working on it for 7 weeks, it's all done :)

Size : 5' 2" W x 7' 2" H
Medium: Water colour on 300 gsm Biaco w/c paper

I have another interesting project that I am working on right now
with a customer who wanted an life size ornamented gate
for the backdrop for her wedding day next month.
Been working on this since last month and I have started
painted it and here's the progress so far..

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November is a busy month.
I'm rushing for deadlines and I'm freaking out waiting for 
my Coco to deliver anytime this month!
Anyway, what's the best way to escape beside painting,aight ?:)

Work in progress..

Like Spring That Passes By
Acrylic on mdf panel
8" x 11"

Acrylic on 24" x 24"canvas

Acrylic on 16" x 16"canvas

Sunday, September 30, 2012

New progress

Hey guys! How you have been doing?
Please enjoy this new piece which I just finished with.
I also attached a few pictures on the work of progress
starting from sketching till it's finished.

Hope you like it.

39 cmx 60 cm
Mixed media (Water colour+acrylic + graphite) on 300 gsm w/c paper

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Series

At First Blush
Oil 30" x 30" canvas

Love Me In Springtime
Acrylic 18" x 18" canvas

Are You Feeling Blue?
Acrylic 18" x 18" canvas

Mad About Saffron
Acrylic 18" x 18" canvas

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's No More A White Blank Page

Back in 2005, when I was working as a Fashion Graphic Designer
my days were pretty hectic. I designed during the day and started painting
when I came home right after dinner.
For almost everyday. Every night. There are times I felt empty.
But paintings were they only way I could escape.
I no longer see a blank paper or canvas as white.
I see colours splashed, odd shapes and bold strokes overlapping.
I see beauty in most of the things. I wake up with a drive to make
something better. Better than what I did yesterday....

Here's what I did today during break :)

I Didn't Mean To Make You Blush
Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New blog address & website

I would like to inform you guys that I have updated by website/portfolio.
Kindly visit my website at
I think this will be more presentable.
Please take note that I also have changed my previous blog address to the current as you see now, to synchronize it with 
my website address.
I hope you like how they looked so far.

Full Swing

Been working on more paintings and illustrations for the past weeks.
I have one more project going on before I could take
a short break for the festive holiday.

Wise Jade Tinkling
Acrylic & spray paint on 60 cm diameter canvas

Secret Lore
Acrylic & spray paint on 60 cm diameter canvas

Fun Ground
Acrylic on 24" x 24"  canvas

Bring To Light
Water colour & ink
30.5cm x 45.8 cm

The Guardian
Water colour & ink
30.5cm x 45.8 cm

 Garden Reverie
A little peek on my project, annickstasias.
This 'Garden Reverie' still a lot more details to add more
but its getting there. I can't wait to finish it so I can move on to another one.
I still have another 4 pieces to complete the collection.

My days are pretty occupied but I love getting busy.
But there are times that it became overbearing.
Fortunately I have my furry kids to ease my stress out.
I also cook when I'm having artist block.
It's nice to do something else just to distract myself.



Something simple for a quick fix; toast bread with scramble egg + spaghetti sauce.

Homemade samosa, recipe from my husband :)

Beef curry + pharata, also a recipe from Mr Hubby.
I would like to try new recipe. Though  I prefer to eat simple food, but I'd like to challenge myself in kitchen once in a while :)

So what do do you when you have an artist block?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Post Designer's Weekend Solo Exhibition & Femme Fatale Conference

Last week I had a 3 days Solo Exhibition at the Designer's Weekend and
was invited to be one of the speakers for the Femme Fatale Conference.

My illustrations & abstract paintings.

On the stage with Miss Naho from Japan, taking questions from the floor.

Together with the other speakers for the "Gossip Girls" session.
From left: Sheiko, Lisa Lee, I & Naho Ogawa.
It was a great event. I was freaking nervous on the stage.
Though I have been in a design show on the TV before 
but this time it was very different. I have never done public speaking
for a very long time. I enjoyed the presentation from other speakers too
and I  have learnt a lot from them.
I'm looking forward for another event like this in near future :)
You can see the rest of the event pictures at 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Gardener's Daughter

Finally, this piece is finished after it has been laying around for many months!

The Gardener's Daughter
Water colour on 300 gsm w/c paper

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Paintings

As you already knew,
I'm giving a 10% OFF for the whole month of July
on my online shop.
So I have added new paintings as well for you to enjoy the offer.
Don't forget to use the code: JLY10 during check out,ok :)
Thanks for your support.

Falling Confetti
24" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas

I use lots of neon and yellow in most of my work.
I'm digging them too much nowadays that I even
bought yellow skirt, yellow dresses and yellow tops! How's that? :)

Summertime Remix
20" x 20"
Acrylic on canvas

24" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas

Hide & Peek
20" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas

Not A Goodbye Kiss
24" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hello Art Lover July Promotion

Hello guys.
I'm having a promotion at my online shop for the whole month of JULY as I'm giving in spaces for new artwork and paintings.
Use the promotion code: JLY10 during checkout to get 10% on all items.
Thank you!