Joining a local art group has advantages. You meet other artists, find out about opportunities to exhibit. You meet potential mentors and gain inspiration from their work. These were the reasons I joined Buckingham Art for All in 2008. But, depending on the group, there … Continue readingHow Joining a Local Art Group Leads to Painting at Parliament.
Artists are easily distracted! Visiting Oxford is a favourite pastime. So, on receiving an invitation to exhibit in Linacre College, I was instantly planning my agenda First meet with the college to discuss details. Then take in some galleries afterward. Simple… The “plan” suffered from … Continue readingArt Store or Bookshop? Distraction or inspiration?
Finishing a big project can be traumatic! You know the feeling. For weeks/months you’ve lived, breathed and slept the project. But then it’s done. Suddenly nothing!! Initially you celebrate/relax/lie in. Sooner or later you ask the question: “What next?” If you’re lucky, you’ll start the … Continue readingFinished your art project? Now what? 4 ways to get creative!
Are your sketchbooks being used? Or do they lay forlorn and forgotten? Gathering dust! Do you sketch because you feel you ought to? Are they just exercises you do at an art class? Or do you sketch with a purpose in mind? Maybe your sketchbook … Continue readingWhat do you do with your sketchbooks when you finish them?
Remember the Sketchbook Project 2011? The touring sketchbook project? You do…Really? Fab! Well, if you remember, I started well. With 5 pages completed the first week. The plan was to do a sketch a day – with breaks. Like this… Well, over the next 12 … Continue readingSketchbook project 2011! Why do I always leave everything to the last minute?
It’s 2011, the New Year. Filled with new promises and a new start! But what are your resolutions for the New Year? One of mine is to ask for help more. I’m something of an independent being. I like to be in control and to … Continue readingI’m an artist! Not an expert at everything! Knowing when to get help!