Review: The Celestron Travelscope 70

Inspiration can come from anywhere. For me it often comes from looking up at the stars. So when I was gifted my first telescope a few Christmasses ago, I couldn’t wait to start stargazing. If you’re looking to get started on some observations of your own to inspire your art or just for fun, the... Continue Reading →

Art Diaries: Nature’s Rhythms And A Pandemic

Every winter, huge flocks of starlings put on a spectacular display on the seafront of Aberystwyth, Wales, during their nightly commute to roost on the pier. They gather in vast numbers and perform their beautiful acrobatics, known as ‘murmurations’. The same spectacle plays out every single year. But all around the world, while nature’s rhythms... Continue Reading →

The Storytelling Artist

My paintings have never been explicitly personal. The stories of any specific painting tend to appear after the work has been completed, rather than before it. Sometimes it’s a simple source of inspiration: one song title or one piece of music that triggered the colour scheme, or a particular story of an animal or planet... Continue Reading →

Tides Of Change

Every day or weekend that I can be productive through painting feels like a huge victory recently. Opening up a favourite playlist on Spotify (right now it’s the soundtrack to David Attenborough’s One Planet – uplifting and magical!) and getting out my art box is the perfect retreat from recent weeks of preparing a nursery,... Continue Reading →

Summer In The Studio

This year didn’t turn out quite how any of us expected. Luckily, with a dash of hope and secretly crossed fingers, it looks like Malta is out of the worst of the crisis. We can start going back to a sense of normality, whatever that is. I’ve lost track of the days, the weeks, the... Continue Reading →

Storytelling Otters

Life doesn’t always go as planned. We say it and hear it often, but we don’t often stop and think about just what it means. For most of us around the world, 2020 has been a year where every plan seemed to go out of the window in a matter of weeks. Holidays cut shut... Continue Reading →

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