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Back from my holidays, I’ve been trying something new: keeping a journal of sorts. Find out more about it and how it’s helping my art by clicking on the image.
Sunshine and the Sea
A long overdue holiday, where I got to relax, think about art, and visit some places sure to provide inspiration!
Some arty things I’ve been doing on my days off and weekends in the North East.
March Abstract Life
As we move towards Spring, a look at what I’ve been working on, and a couple of things I have coming up soon.
The Power of Play
A post on allowing playfulness into your work.
A New Year and a New Challenge – all about the Art2Life course and why I’m doing it.
A quick recap of what I’ve been up to over the holiday break and my plans for the New Year …
Art on the Go
A few ideas for getting your art fix when time is limited…
A trip to Edinburgh and some thoughts on buying art for gifts…or just for yourself.
A New Series of Work
A new post detailing what I’ve been working on recently.
Some thoughts on the art workshop I attended recently and what I think about workshops in general.
Summertime and the Living Is Easy
A slightly overdue post on what I’ve been up to over the last couple of months
Selling a piece of your art is always such a buzz. But commissions are very different from selling something you have already created.
Timing is Everything
A project I completed earlier this year.
Well hello 2022!
Getting organised and making plans for the new year…
A Christmas Post
A look back on 2021 – how the year has been for me in terms of art and a few other things! Merry Christmas, everyone.
Feeling a Bit Lost
Between house builds, work and more, things have been a little difficult on the artistic side. Click on the image to find out what’s been happening.
In a Funk
It’s been a little while since my last blog post. Here’s why and what I’ve been up to.
My sketchbook habit, trusting the process and some kitchen inspiration!
Royal Academy Varnishing Day
A short post about my experience at the Royal Academy for Varnishing Day.
What a Week!!!
I’ve had a couple of good bits of news this week – and some success in the studio!
Bank Holiday Weekend
How the last few weeks have influenced my work over the Bank Holiday weekend
Holiday Over – Normal Service Resumed!
It’s been a busy two weeks including an exciting trip to London and the Royal Academy
Reflections and lessons applied from the CVP course
What I’ve been working on
Reflections after my CVP course
Taking a breather and learning from others
A Wave of Optimism
And my obsession with CVP
Brrr – It’s April
Memories of Havana
Creative Visionary Programme
The first few weeks of CVP and an introduction to design and values
The Perfect Medicine
Art making can change your life
Concertina Books and Muted Tones
Inspiration boards and enjoying the process
Learning Something New
A beginner’s take on linocut
100 Days of Creative Play 11-20
Why play is so important in the process of art making
100 Days of Creative Play
Art challenges, getting started and the importance of sharing to keep you going
Out of Boredom Comes Creativity
Art on TV from Grayson to Tony Hart
Mixing Things Up
When you need to try something new to kick start your creative process
Taking part in the #oneofmanypostcards challenge and sharing your art
New Year, Same Me
My art plan for 2021
Happy New Year
And my 12 days of Christmas art challenge
Enjoying the Process
Reflecting on the year and what I’ve learned
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
From the early stages of play, through to resolving a piece and knowing when to stop
The Wisdom of Others
The value of a community and how feedback makes you stronger
Well That Was Unexpected!
The pros and cons of entering art competitions
Another Online Art Course
Art2Life Spark – a 21 day online course to kick start your art
A First Time for Everything
Trying my hand at making inks
From sketchbook to painting, how nature is the perfect inspiration
Perfectly Imperfect Take Two
The continuing saga of dealing with lockdown and creating handmade books
A bit about the creative inspiration behind my work
‘Perfectly Imperfect: Discovering Your Visual Language’ – a lesson in making handmade brushes, mark making and expressing your self creatively
When Will This End?
Art as a means to coping with lockdown and how to address the issue of creative block
“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”
We all know a single image can convey complex ideas and meanings but how much should an artist try to articulate the meaning of their work?
A New Adventure
The launch of my new website