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 →

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 →

Poems Inspired By Nature

Today I felt like sharing a different source of inspiration whilst also connection with my favourite muse: nature of course! Instead of browsing through my travel photos or watching Attenborough yet again, I decided to dig out some old books and some favourite poets. Poets have an extraordinary way of connecting with nature that its... Continue Reading →

Ten Years Of Painting Inspiration

The past ten years have been a whirlwind of adventures, experiences, music and musing. I’ve been surrounded by beauty, explored new places, written a book and had paintings sent abroad to star in some pretty special exhibitions.I’m looking back on ten key moments of the last decade that have directly or indirectly inspired painting. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Art Diaries: Home in Burton

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 →

Art Diaries: Hello Florence!

“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 →

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