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.
Unless you're already an experienced art collector, the thought of buying an original piece of art might feel daunting, but with these tips you’ll have the confidence to choose art for your home, that suits your style and budget.
I’ve been going to the new Forest show every year since I was a child. I’ve been exhibiting there as a trader for the past three years and this show never fails to disappoint. So if you’ve never been before, or if you haven’t been for a little while; here in my top 10 reasons why the New Forest show in Brokenhurst in the heart of the new forest is the place to be on the 24th 25th and 26 July.
I haven't posted a time-lapse painting for a while, she here's a big ole lion being developed one a few days.
On Thursday evening hundreds of business people from across South Wiltshire and the Salisbury area gathered together in the city hall for the SW business of the year awards. I’m delighted to announce that I made it as a finalist in the Enterprising Women in Business category.
Or is it the business of good art?
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art" Andy Warhol made this observation back in the 1960s.
Learning to live bravely. Last month my husband, my brother and my Mum all went on a family pilgrimage to Lido de Jesolo in Italy near Venice. The Kart track at Jesolo is world famous amongst karters and it was my Dad’s favourite place to race.
I'm doing painting demos at the White Hart hotel throughout Salisbury art trail. (2-17th June). And the most asked question, by a country mile is " How long did that take?"
And I'm working out the best way of answering that question!
I've just returned from Venice. I'm suitably inspired and I've got a whole new stash of amazing paints.
What is an art trail?
It is a great way to indulge your love of all things artistic, handmade and real. Whether you are exploring your own creative spirit, collecting art or starting your adventure into the creative and visual arts in Salisbury. There are venues all through the town centre, and further afield, which are open to the public from 2nd June-17th June.
I've gone even further than a timelpase video. I have a full tutorial video on how I created this tiger in oils.
The British museum is encouraging visitors to draw! Hoorah. They're right to get us all at it!
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