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…

Cosmic Thoughts – Winter

There’s something mystical about a winter’s night sky. Maybe it’s because you feel so much whilst you’re looking up at it. Your hands are turning from pale to bright pink as the blood pools hot and cold in your fingertips. You become much more aware of your cheeks. The wind is a cruel mistress: what in summer…

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…

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…

Five Inspiring Autumn Destinations

We rarely get to travel as much as we’d like, and even rarer still is being at our own liberty to decide on when to travel. Affordable flights, availability of accommodation, working hours and other commitments can all us from being able to travel where and when we want. I’ve typically travelled during the summer…

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?…

Space Unites The World: Celebrate World Space Week

For people like me obsessed with the stars, it’s an important week. October 4th to 10th is World Space Week. What’s it all about? “The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated October 4-10 annually. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment…

Cosmic Thoughts – Lago Grey

There are just a few places in the world adequately free from light pollution as to be able to enjoy the full beauty of the stars. Not one or two specs, not the brightest constellations, but to be able to see the vastness of our arm of the Milky Way, wrapping around the black blanket…

Inspired By A City

11,710km. 7 million people. 19 short days. There’s a lot to learn about a city more than half the world away. A city that’s closer to Antarctica than it is to home. This post isn’t about art, it’s about thoughts. More importantly, the thoughts that Santiago stirred in me. From watching England crumble at the…

How One Painting Helped Me Grow As An Artist

I never really paid too much attention to my growth as an artist. I was more interested in individual paintings, or ideas, but if there’s one thing my most recent painting has taught me, it’s to embrace the whole experience of growth and development. When you’re constantly trying to make each new painting the best one yet,…