Starting a New Series of Work

I’m feeling really excited about my art at the moment. And much of that excitement has to do with a new project I’m working on. After finishing my Beach Life series, I was in that frustrating phase of exploring lots of ideas. The exploration is a lot of fun!  But I was struggling to settleContinue reading “Starting a New Series of Work”

Summertime and the Living is Easy

It’s been a while since I posted a blog so apologises if you’re one of my followers.  Since starting my monthly newsletter programme I’m finding it a challenge to keep up with social media, blogs, newsletters and website updates.  Sadly my website and blog have missed out as a result.  But over the next fewContinue reading “Summertime and the Living is Easy”

Art Commissions

In April’s studio newsletter I talked about the fact that I had recently finished some commissions.  Selling a piece of your art is always such a buzz. But commissions are very different from selling something you have already created.  There is an element of risk that kicks in when you know you are creating artContinue reading “Art Commissions”

In Funk

I haven’t written a blog post in a few weeks and whilst a lot of that is due to lack of time, if I’m honest I just feel like I’ve lost my painting mojo.  I know everyone experiences times when their drive and passion to paint is missing. And I’ve had dips in the past,Continue reading “In Funk”

Spring Break

This week we have a break in CVP and I have to say I feel like I really need it.  Judging by the comments on social media I haven’t felt as overwhelmed as some of the other participants. All the same, keeping up the pace of tutorials, group & coaching calls and painting practice hasContinue reading “Spring Break”

Brrrr – It’s April!

Well, despite the freezing cold weather there does seem to be a lot more optimism around at the moment.  Who would have thought that we’d be so excited about meeting people outdoors in April!  I just hope the news coverage of the AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t put people off having the jab.  I had mine aContinue reading “Brrrr – It’s April!”

Happy New Year

Happy new year!  I hope everyone made the most of the Christmas break and whilst the festive season may have been a little different it was good to see family, even if on a very limited basis. 12 Day Christmas Art Challenge I was lucky and had a full two weeks off work so managedContinue reading “Happy New Year”

Well that was unexpected!

Back in May, my parents presented me with a torn a page from the Daily Mail asking for entries for a painting competition.  I have to say, the Daily Mail isn’t my newspaper of choice so I was a bit sniffy about entering. But then I thought, What the hell? The competition theme was GloriousContinue reading “Well that was unexpected!”