Tips For A Happy Art Studio

I’ve been feeling restless the last week or so whilst recovering from surgery, partly because I’m banned from doing a lot of things I’d normally be doing, and admittedly I’m somewhat of a control freak at home. I’m itching to spring clean my home (even though it’s still the middle of winter): I feel like…

A Day In The Life Of An Artist

For a bit of a different kind of post today, it’s time to step into my tiny shoes and discover just what a day in the life of an artist is all about! First – I must confess that I am not a full-time artist, but I work full-time from Monday to Friday so that…

How To Define Your Creative Process

The creative process can be quite hard to summarise. Whether you’re an artist or a writer, there’s a lot more that goes into a piece than what’s seen in the finished work. In fact, a large part of my creative process, and I’m sure yours too, has very little to do with creating and more…

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…

An Artist’s Year In Review

So here we are, 2018 has been and gone in an incredibly short space of time. Both artistically and personally it was quite an eventful year, as I spent the first half of it planning for my upcoming wedding. It was a year of great chance and growth, and between getting married there was travelling…

Inspiring Space Painters

I probably spend a bit too much time thinking about the stars, wishing I could see more of them from light-polluted skies, and wishing I could understand the complicated physics a little better. Space has been inspiring everyone for centuries, whether it’s small children learning of the planets and the Sun to budding astronomers collecting…

How To Support Living Artists At Christmas

In my previous blog post, I talked about how you can support living artists, independent artists, the handmakers, the small local businesses. In this blog I’m going to talk more about this subject, but with relevance to everyone’s favourite holiday. Of course I’m talking about Christmas, and Christmas is an especially busy time for us….

Cosmic Thoughts – Blooms

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll have seen the slow but steady progress being made on my latest Cosmic painting. and in between poor weather, a busy work schedule and of course the in-between-layers-drying time, I can finally call this one finished. “Cosmic Blooms” is of course inspired by the fragile beauty of the Japanese…

How To Support Living Artists

Most of us are all too happy to pay for reproductions of our favourite paintings, to search for unique pieces of merchandise in museums or shops or to find that perfect classical painting print that matches your wall colour. So why then is it so much more difficult for living artists? Of course, I can’t…

A Million Sunrises

It’s not always easy to find time to create. Whether it’s finding time in your head, or time on paper, it’s that often-elusive, never-enough-of-it outlook that holds us back from creating, more than the limited time itself. Taking time out to get creative is important, and it doesn’t necessarily mean painting either. Perhaps it’s planning…