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.
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 →
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 →
What do an albatross, Orion’s belt and the northern lights have in common? To most people, probably not a whole lot. But for me, these are just some of the subjects that found their way into an art book. A book that I created and co-wrote with the person I also share my life with.... Continue Reading →
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 →
Music, like art, is a universal language. We all use music to get us through those hard times, to trigger childhood memories, and what are those milestones in our lives without the songs we choose to celebrate them? Which is why I think it’s just as important to have the right music to accompany your... Continue Reading →
We all travel for different reasons. This year, the need to travel was far more acute, and somehow felt more necessary than it had done before. It wasn’t about sightseeing, or self-discovery or anything grand. As cliché as it sounds, it was just about escaping. About leaving the trickling hourglass behind and fulfilling some of... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, inspiration is obvious. Other times, you have to go looking for it. In Seville during perhaps the hottest week of the year, I went looking for it. The city of Seville in Spain is one of history and contrast. The streets are filled with glorious buildings that range from gigantic, spiralling Gothic cathedrals to... Continue Reading →
It’s already May, and I’ve already spent the better part of this year turning a series of paintings into a book, a virtual gallery. What started off as just a fleeting idea snowballed, and I’m now wading through 40+ paintings, stacks of notes, proofreading, editing, and trying to put years of thoughts down on paper.... Continue Reading →
For me atmosphere is wonder. Showing just enough of something to excite the imagination. The Laysan albatross is an ode to that wonder. These birds that dance so majestically, like fencers with the grace of ballet dancers, are here shown in their straight-arrow pose looking up to the jovial night sky, as if listening out for the very music of the spheres.