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 →
A Virtual Art Holiday Part Three: There And Back Again
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.
A Virtual Art Holiday Part Two: The Long Road In
Painting the long road to hidden wonders. It's amazing how similar two different journeys can be.
Art Diaries: A Virtual Art Holiday
Forget travel delays and suitcases, this holiday is all about home comforts and making the most of a very strange year.
8 Lessons From Creating Without A Studio
When I first realised I had to give up my studio to make room for my future son’s nursery, I was a little saddened. It was necessary for me to give up my oil paints, downsize, pack away my easel and learn a whole new way of creating. Before boxing everything away, I sold a... 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 →
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 →
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 →