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…

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…

Art Diaries: Reflections On A Year Of Painting

2016 is almost upon us, and it’s been an eventful year, to say the least. I thought I’d share with you some of the artistic highlights and other happenings of the year. Firstly, I got a step closer to owning my own home. Now all that remains is to create some brand new paintings to…

Sketchbook Explorations – The Arctic & Antarctic

With the temperature hitting 38 degrees plus, is it any wonder I crave snow? I’ve always been fascinated and enamoured by the polar regions of our world; something about the glimmering ice, the constant change, and of course, the penguins. Now I’m working on some new paintings and watercolours focusing on these beautiful wildernesses. I’ve…

Featured Painting : The Maternal Planet

Who would you want with you at the edge of the world? The person closest to you, a mother perhaps, or perhaps even a beloved and loyal pet? For the Nenets, the relationship between themselves, their environment and the reindeer that share their home is an intricate reminder of the similarities that are shared between…

The Painting Full Circle – Circumpolar

Work on the ‘Circumpolar’ Triptych is now complete, and I’m very happy with the results. I feel I captured the epic migration with moving results and beautiful colours. Canvas 1 – Borealis The Arctic Tern starts its journey in the Arctic, and shortly after fledging begins its mammoth annual migration south, a winding route taking…

On the Easel: Circumpolar

So, no work in progress shots as of yet as it’s dark already, but work has begun on a brand new series of paintings, specifically a 50 x 50cm triptych. Collectively title ‘Circumpolar’ this piece tells a story; the beautiful and incredible story of the Arctic Tern, a small and inconspicuous seabird that has the…