Five Books That Inspire Painting

I don’t read as much as I should. Sometimes it’s easier to browse through your library or create a virtual wish list, than it is to choose one specific book and read it. I find sifting through all the fiction and pseudo-science quite hard work, but I’ve been reading more recently and I’m planning on... Continue Reading →

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 →

Birdbrain!

"Birdbrain": we've all heard the term, bandied it around, perhaps even referred to another person as one. But where does this come from, and does it have any merit? The common notion is that birds are, to put in bluntly, dumb. But birds aren't stupid at all. By proportion, they have pretty tiny brains (a... Continue Reading →

Not Vegan, Love Animals

There's so much hype around veganism at the moment. Every restaurant menu totes about offering 'vegan this' 'vegan that' 'vegan wine' etc. Cosmetic shops are telling us to 'shop vegan' by buying brushes made of synthetics instead of animal hair. Never mind that synthetic generally = plastic = more bad news for our oceans. I'm... Continue Reading →

Painting Rarities

Unless you've lived in a hole for the last 48 hours, you'll know that the United States hosted a magnificent and rare spectacle yesterday; the first total eclipse in the region in 99 years. As the earth went eerily still, eerily cold and so rapidly dark, the moon made its debut - obscuring the sun... Continue Reading →

Betelgeuse and a Bee

We can't predict the future. But, in some cases, we can make fairly accurate estimations for situations that are extremely likely to occur, thanks to diligent research and hard science. Betelgeuse, the red and brightest star in the constellation of Orion in the night sky, may be barely perceptible to the naked eye, but this... Continue Reading →

The Expanding Universe of Art

How is one supposed to feel, knowing that we, on our pinprick of our blue planet, in our speck of dust under the cosmic carpet of our milky way, are hurtling through space and towards infinity, with absolutely no consolation except the knowledge that it's actually happening. I guess in a way, the art world... Continue Reading →

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