A trip to New Zealand would not be complete without a visit to some of the landscapes and sets of The Lord Of The Rings.
Forget travel delays and suitcases, this holiday is all about home comforts and making the most of a very strange year.
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 →
It's World Wildlife Day, a day that fills me with joy and where I dig out all my favourite Attenborough documentaries. The natural world is extraordinary seen through the lens of a film camera, but it's even more extraordinary when you can witness it first hand. Having been to plenty of zoos and wildlife parks... Continue Reading →
In my last Art Diaries post, I walked about my week in Florence, and about finding inspiration in my own unique way. For my third and final trip this year, I travelled home to the UK for some much-needed relaxation, family catch-up, plus to tick a very important item off my bucket list. Thankfully, however... Continue Reading →
“When I raise my eyes to the sky, I see earthly things as well.” - Tycho Brahe, 1588 When a city is visited by 16 million people a year, it can be difficult to enjoy your own little slice of it, uninterrupted from tour groups, bicycles and street sellers. However difficult it may seem, Florence... Continue Reading →
I'm not afraid of flying. It's not one of the experiences I enjoy the most, but it's far from pleasant. I love the hustle and bustle, and the anticipation of airport departures. I love people-watching and wondering where they're going, where they've come from and all the stories in between.But when I'm flying, I don't... Continue Reading →
We all travel for different reasons. This year, the need to travel was far more acute, and somehow felt more necessary than it had done before. It wasn’t about sightseeing, or self-discovery or anything grand. As cliché as it sounds, it was just about escaping. About leaving the trickling hourglass behind and fulfilling some of... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, inspiration is obvious. Other times, you have to go looking for it. In Seville during perhaps the hottest week of the year, I went looking for it. The city of Seville in Spain is one of history and contrast. The streets are filled with glorious buildings that range from gigantic, spiralling Gothic cathedrals to... Continue Reading →