Manchester is often on my mind. All month I’ve been working on paintings inspired by the city. Focusing on my home city already, it’s impossible for me not to say something about the atrocious attack on Monday. My thoughts and prayers are obviously with those … Continue readingProud of Manchester
Inspiring Artists can create art out of anything! So why do some go overboard when buying art materials? When all they need is at hand? Try simplifying, only a few basic items are required. Sometimes, just the one. What about using some paper? or, if … Continue reading5 Ways Inspiring Artists use Limited Materials.
Understanding Modern Art is challenging It can leave you wondering what on earth is going on? I have a confession. I’ve always found understanding modern art confusing! There, I’ve said it! First of all, Modern and Contemporary Art are not the same thing. The terms … Continue readingHelp me! Understanding Modern art.
Can a gift change your life? Some gifts have a value far more than money, but we don’t always know it at the time. Now that Christmas has passed and the gifts we’ve received are being used, consumed, played with etc. We may treasure them … Continue readingHow a Gift Kick Started my Art Career.
The Houses of Parliament are synonymous with London. The image of “Big Ben” is the first image that comes to mind when London is mentioned. It’s actually Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben is the bell that marks the hour but some names stick. The Home … Continue readingParliament at night
Do you use the term contemporary or Modern Art When referring to the current art scene? I know many artist friends use Contemporary or modern equally and you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the same. But not so… I’ve been painting Lady Margaret Hall … Continue readingWork in Progress-Contemporary or Modern Oxford Art?