Does your child want to be an artist? Does it strike fear into the very heart of you or make you swell with pride? Having been an artist for nearly 25 years, I share my thoughts with you – warts and all…Read More
Have you ever thought about having a transient artspace in your house? Giving you the ability to circulate unframed pieces of art with ease? You could do it weekly, daily, monthly or never – it’s entirely up to you!Read More
Do you still have your children’s drawings from nursery school on your walls? – Are they 99% faded with the frame partly broken but you can’t bear to take them down as he/she just left for university? I understand, truly I do. This post is about having the courage to take a fresh look at the art on your walls and ask yourself the question – are they still relevant to me? It’s absolutely fine to love them but is it necessary for them to still be on your wall - in that broken frame?Read More
How do you hang paintings? Could the art in your home do with a refresh and if so, where to begin? An artist for 20+ years and gallery owner for a number of them too - I'm happy to share my hints and tips with you about making the very best of the art you already own.Read More
Wow, today was magical. I spent a couple of hours doing some study drawings of Lurcher/Whippet type drawings, trying to make them as simple as possible. These drawings are 30 x 30cm and tomorrow, I'm going to make them even more simple until I get all I want from minimal line.Read More
Working from the heart, voluntary sector, Human to Human, not b2c, b2b h2h. Working for the betterment of my community, the country.
Eden Project, Jo Cox Day, walking bus - how to use my painting to lift wider spirits and make us feel good about ourselves in these scary times. Propaganda for us, to remind ourselves that we are golden. Look after ourselves first then others - gas masks on flights - yours first then others.
A couple of months ago, I attended an evening network event in one of my local towns. I didn't have any expectation of it but persuaded myself to go along anyway and bang the drum about the art workshops that I was soon going to be delivering. It was a nice set up, above a local pub and one of those sessions where you get to have a few minutes with everyone. I met some interesting people, but as much as I went to go and talk about myself and my workshops, I wanted to listen and to take in other peoples stories which I found fascinating. On sitting next to a website developer I learned that business was no longer B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to customer) but now it was H2H - Human to Human.
I came away that evening feeling inspired and happy that the division between the super big players and the sole trader was smaller than ever now and we all have much, much more of an equal footing than ever before.