A Different Kind Of Painting

The process of this watercolour painting was quite different to my usual habits. I’d consider myself not the most imaginative of thinkers: I can’t conjure up brand new innovations or fully formed expressions in my head. I imagine in little snippets, carried away by a melancholy piece of music or an emotion, or just a... Continue Reading →

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Painting Pluto

Pluto’s had a rough ride. It’s been flung out into the edges of the Solar System to orbit erratically among millions of other rocks, asteroids, dwarf planets and more. The influence of the sun barely, just barely reaches this far. In 2006, it was unceremoniously kicked out of the planet club once and for all,... Continue Reading →

A Bookdate!

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 →

Confrontations With Colour

Everyone sees colours differently. The average human can see around 7 million colours. Some can see far more subtle shifts in hues than others, while some individuals with red-green colour blindness cannot distinguish between a green apple and a red apple. But even if we all saw the exact same number of colours, can we... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Thoughts – Wonder

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.

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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