Cosmic Thoughts – Strange Worlds

Looking out over the vast expand of flat flood-plain, you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone had turned the colours off. Grey, stretching in all directions like spilled ashes. The ground is a vast expanse of charcoal, permeated by a fine dusting of frost that just occasionally catches in the light as it tries to... Continue Reading →

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Our Planet

It’s not easy to feel like you can make a difference in this world. It’s even harder when it feels like it’s everyone but you doing the damage. I’m not saying that I’m a vegan eco-warrior who’s removed all single-use plastic from her life. Far from it. What I mean is that when you’re one... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind Of Painting

The process of this watercolour painting was quite different to my usual habits. I’d consider myself not the most imaginative of thinkers: I can’t conjure up brand new innovations or fully formed expressions in my head. I imagine in little snippets, carried away by a melancholy piece of music or an emotion, or just a... Continue Reading →

Painting Pluto

Pluto’s had a rough ride. It’s been flung out into the edges of the Solar System to orbit erratically among millions of other rocks, asteroids, dwarf planets and more. The influence of the sun barely, just barely reaches this far. In 2006, it was unceremoniously kicked out of the planet club once and for all,... Continue Reading →

A Bookdate!

It’s already May, and I’ve already spent the better part of this year turning a series of paintings into a book, a virtual gallery. What started off as just a fleeting idea snowballed, and I’m now wading through 40+ paintings, stacks of notes, proofreading, editing, and trying to put years of thoughts down on paper.... Continue Reading →

Confrontations With Colour

Everyone sees colours differently. The average human can see around 7 million colours. Some can see far more subtle shifts in hues than others, while some individuals with red-green colour blindness cannot distinguish between a green apple and a red apple. But even if we all saw the exact same number of colours, can we... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Thoughts – Wonder

For me atmosphere is wonder. Showing just enough of something to excite the imagination. The Laysan albatross is an ode to that wonder. These birds that dance so majestically, like fencers with the grace of ballet dancers, are here shown in their straight-arrow pose looking up to the jovial night sky, as if listening out for the very music of the spheres.

Preserving Dark Skies

From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Goya’s El Tres de Mayo, artists have always embraced the darkness and sought night’s allure. While the rest of the world is tucked under their blankets or lying with a lover, some of us are night owls, using those small, silent hours to create while the rest slumber. Late... Continue Reading →

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