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…

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…

Why Do You Create Art?

“Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies, we devour novels films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It’s easy to say humans are “wired” for story. But why?” – Jonathan Gottschall Why do humans create art?…

30 Painting Tips To Keep You At The Easel

Do you find yourself getting stuck on a colour? Are you scratching your head as to why that particular painting didn’t work? Well I’ve been there, and I’ve found that getting the hang of a few basic tips and tricks really helps settle the artistic nerves, and can help make you a more confident and…

What’s Your Perfect Art Studio?

The long sought-after art studio. A reality for many full and part-time artists, and for others, it’s more a makeshift place in a room of the house that your partner let you ‘take over’ (yes, that’s me). We often have the impression that art studios are massive, well-lit, expensive places, but that doesn’t have to…