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
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?
I had a crisis on Thursday. As my Twitter and Facebook followers know. After sketching until late Wednesday evening I left the pencil drawing out on the table overnight. Ready to start masking the following morning. I came down to this! My feline assistant helping … Continue readingMuddy paws + art = mess – Saving a Painting from feline disaster!
Is it important for an artist to stick to one style or should diversity reign? I spent hours wondering how to promote myself. Before coming to a conclusion – I need direction! Creating art was not the problem! No, I possessed a diverse range of … Continue readingFinding your style – is it the way to get your art noticed?
I’m struggling to write at the moment. I became an artist to create art, not talk about it! And whilst I understand the need to do both… I find myself today… With very little to say, I just want to post a picture… And to … Continue readingWhy not just let the art do the talking?
Sketching is a pain… Or so I’ve always felt. I’m too impatient. Cross hatching and shading is slow. I like picking up a brush and painting immediately. I now realise my main problem is… Drawing isn’t sketching! I’ll say that again. Sketching and drawing are … Continue readingShould sketching be a foundation for painting?