Shut my shop? Really? Have you ever gone backwards to go forwards? It’s taken some planning but I think I might actually be growing up…Read More
This Summer I’m going to head out onto the open road and attend some Dog Fairs with my Dog Portfolio & paintings, I can’t wait.Read More
How Do You Actually Make Your Dog Paintings? is a question I’m asked from time to time. I’m always happy to chat through my portrait process, but here’s a post that goes a little bit deeper into the techniques I employ.Read More
Inspiration can strike from the most unexpected of places. Here is somewhere I find sparkle dust.
About 5 years ago I came across these two wonderful women, I’ve never met them in person but I’ve followed them by dipping into their website, reading blog posts and eagerly googling them sporadically to see what they have been up to.Read More
I absolutely love to see dogs doing silly things but sometimes they are just not silly enough - to counteract this, I'm going all out silly woofers in a new collection of paintings I'm working on.
As I am sure you have recognised now, I'm a bit in love with my own dog, Barney and pretty much everyone else's too. I've always loved them, they just make me so happy.
With this in mind and from all the studying I have been doing for my bespoke dog portraits (www.ipaintdogs.com) I'm going to go doggier crazy and mix them into my paintings. Dog Groomers, Elvis Dogs, Dogs on a day out - all are in the planning stage but for now, I thought I'd show you some of the paintings I've just finished - you can see them under 'Fun Dog Paintings'.
Am utterly delighted to report that they are going down a storm.
Woof! Sam x
So what actually happens in a Creative Art & Drawing Day? Here is a short run-down of our event today. (5 minute read)Read More
Failures Count. I know, I’ve endured hundreds of them. This post warms the cockles & reminds us that there is success in failure. In ‘failing’ we find the golden nuggets of what didn’t work - paving the way for what absolutely does.Read More
How do you anticipate you are going to feel going into an art gallery? Awkward? Well don’t be, they WANT you to go in and you will be welcomed.Read More
For the past week I’ve been in my studio simply playing around. I gave myself some time to play – to make work without planning out exactly what I wanted to have produced by the end of the week. This seems to have produced Horses & Lobsters – who knew?Read More
Friends, confusion is rife, it’s January and frankly it’s all a bit shit. Forgive the swearing but it’s uncertainty is not our friend in the short term. So, my post here is about bringing our own personal world a little bit closer, drawing your emotional curtains and having some time out to do something you might not usually do.Read More
Well, that was a Christmas. Dancing & Karaoke happened, now the hangover has gone and I’ve enjoyed my break, it’s time to share my thoughts and plans with you for 2019.Read More
When was the last time you learned something new? I don’t say this in a smarmy way, more of a did you know that learning something new, does us a POWER of good?Read More
Do you get comparisonitus when it comes to numbers on your social channel? Insta, FB, Twitter, Linkedin? Well, the good news is that you can forget all about them, as put simply, THE NUMBERS DO NOT MATTER!Read More
Well, that show really was something. Thank you SO much to everyone for signing up, visiting and purchasing too, I sold over 84 pieces of work.. 84?!!
A record, so what happens now?
A nap.Read More
Niche, a big word for us creatives and solo workers. Niching down, specialising, becoming top banana at one particular thing - how did you find your speciality? I’d LOVE to know.Read More
Do you have an ongoing problem with a habit that you just can't break? Does the term willpower bring you out in a rash? Welcome to being normal.Read More
Do you have a thing? That thing that you love doing alongside your day job? Keep doing it because it could well blossom into your main gig.Read More
This weekend saw me partying. A final summer shindig which was both brilliant fun and great for work too, the downside is the two-to-three day hangover, one of which I’m currently nursing. Do you know when enough is enough?Read More