Why Abstract Art Sucks

Abstract art is the visual that goes beyond the representational. Abstract art does not depict accurate forms or reality, but relies on colours and their juxtaposition, form, line, shapes and marks to tell a story. So, not limited by any representational form, abstract art should be easy, right? With no template or box to restrain... Continue Reading →

Painting, Honestly

As a painter, my vision is always changing and evolving. The start of the new year is a fairly typical time for self-reflection and re-evaluation, but I’ve been dwelling on these for a while now. It’s only as I’m currently recovering from endometriosis surgery and banned from my studio that I’ve taken the time to... Continue Reading →

Colour Theories: Purple

We are a pattern-seeking species, and this is never more evident than in the career of any long-term established artist. From signature brush-strokes to colour meanings and even position and juxtaposition of objects, patterns are evident within any body of work. Evolution from disjointed works of art to art with purpose, evolution and a timeline doesn't... Continue Reading →

My Own Little Art History

A brilliant piece of advice I came across recently is that you need to learn about your own art history, not just that of the Great Masters and contemporary artists, and that's what I'm going to talk about today. I often work within specific themes or phases, but most recently these have been troubling me... Continue Reading →

Reading Too Much Into Malevich?

I'm still coming to terms with abstract art and how it seems to dominate the art world. I have feelings of contempt for artists like Malevich and Rothko, perhaps because I am slightly envious if the ridiculous sums of money these paintings sell for (put them all together and you could probably pay of the... Continue Reading →

Black, White & Colour

We're all (hopefully) familiar with the colour wheel; we've been taught how to use it, and how not to use it, and learned what colours compliment, and which don't work so well. Whilst I am a huge fan of bright, bold primary colours and using vivid yet limited colour palettes, I get the feeling that... Continue Reading →

My Style and What it Means to Me

Recently, I've varied in style quite a bit; I've painted some pretty abstracted works, a couple of portraits and peoples of varying ethnicities and generally limited the amount of animals featuring in my paintings. So why is it one always feels so drawn back to that one particular style? Their one unique little niche in... Continue Reading →

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