My Blog Posts

This is where you’ll find my blog posts. Click on an image for the full post!

In a Funk

It’s been a little while since my last blog post. Here’s why and what I’ve been up to.

New Work

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

Studio Update

What I’ve been working on

Graduating CVP

Reflections after my CVP course

Spring Break

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

January Giveaway

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

Happy Christmas

2020 festivities

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

Studio Progress

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

Explaining Paintings

A bit about the creative inspiration behind my work

Perfectly Imperfect

‘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