Yesterday I delivered some paintings to the beautiful Ytene gallery in Brockenhurst, right in the heart of the New forest , Helen is busy preparing and I'm so excited that my solo show opens on Saturday.
There are some brushes I always reach for no matter how many hundreds of brushes sit on my worktop. There are some colours I always reach for the matter how many hundreds of tubes of paint there are and there are some canvases that I always seem to be ordering. So here are my top 10 materials that I use every single day.
Do you fancy treating yourself to some super art, but too afraid to take the plunge? Read on for my simple guide to getting the art you want without getting bamboozled.
January is a great time to get some useful business reading done. Here's my pick of some of the books that have already inspired me and the ones I hope with give me even more insight.
Here are my top three ways to get organised in 2019
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small. - this artist loves them all!
Whenever I’m asked "So what kind of art is it that you do" I always say “Beautiful oil paintings inspired by nature”. That has been my raison d'être since becoming an artist.
How the French impressionists are leaving their mark on this artist.
There's no doubt about it, but a trip to Paris, Giverny and the Charvin paint shop is having an impact on my painting. But those French impressionists have been having an impact for years!
Last week I sat in a garden and painted the pond.
The thing is it was Monet’s Garden and it was his waterlily Pond
I've been arting about this week and there's more to come.
So I've been asking myself "How do we gain confidence from our art?".
I've just delivered some brand new pieces to the Doll's house in Fordingbridge and I couldn't believe my eyes when I got there.
Why sometimes my oil paintings can look like watercolour even though water never goes anywhere near the canvas!
I'm very lucky in that I very rarely suffer from artists' block.
But for some it can be paralysing.
Here are my tops tips to keep your creativity on point.
My blogs, seem to refer to art being good for you quite a lot.
Drawing from observation uses both sides of the brain.
Drawing as an activity is calming and contemplative, and can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
Drawing can develop and enhance our appreciation of our surroundings.
So, I dare you to come and draw with me! You'll have a super time.
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