Creativity In Isolation

Here in Malta, we might be somewhat isolated on a small island, but that hasn't stopped the world's events reaching our shores. Like many countries around Europe and the world, we're dealing with strict new social distancing measures, isolation and quarantine. Looking back, we've all probably lamented how little free time we had at home,... Continue Reading →

Why Beautiful Places Are The Hardest To Paint

There's a moment in every painting when you have a choice. A choice to carry on or move on. You’ve put in hours of thought, sketches, colour studies, and laid out the first marks on the canvas. You’re now fully invested in the painting in front of you, but for some reason, something just isn’t... Continue Reading →

Poems Inspired By Nature

Today I felt like sharing a different source of inspiration whilst also connection with my favourite muse: nature of course! Instead of browsing through my travel photos or watching Attenborough yet again, I decided to dig out some old books and some favourite poets. Poets have an extraordinary way of connecting with nature that its... Continue Reading →

It’s Hard To Commit To Painting

Committing time to painting or creating every day is just as difficult as the countless other commitments we set ourselves. Whether its sticking to our business plans, fitness goals, or simply keeping on top of all of that “adulting”, life often gets in the way. Painting shouldn’t be the first thing to get put on... Continue Reading →

Black Holes And Mini Paintings

Today, the 8th of January 2020 would have been Professor Stephen Hawking’s 77th birthday. I was truly saddened to learn of the great man’s death: we all hoped he’d defy the odds of his ill health and live forever. I’ve been truly inspired by his discoveries and in celebration of a lifetime of achievement, I’ve... Continue Reading →

Ten Years Of Painting Inspiration

The past ten years have been a whirlwind of adventures, experiences, music and musing. I’ve been surrounded by beauty, explored new places, written a book and had paintings sent abroad to star in some pretty special exhibitions.I’m looking back on ten key moments of the last decade that have directly or indirectly inspired painting. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Back To Patagonia

I’m afraid this is a slightly misleading blog post title. I’m not heading back to Patagonia any time soon, though of course I would love to. It’s been almost a year and a half since I headed out into the wilderness on my honeymoon, and quite a lot has changed since then. More importantly, my... Continue Reading →

An Albatross And An Exhibition

It can be difficult to find the right type of juried art show, gallery or exhibition to submit your paintings to. Apart from the apprehension of sharing your work with the world of critics and everyday art lovers, it can be tricky to put yourself into a criteria. Contemporary, modern, edgy, etc.So when the right... Continue Reading →

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