Tag: art

Turner Versus Constable: Who Won?

Turner Versus Constable: Who Won?

At the end of September I was visiting my cousins and their families down in London for a long weekend, and I had the pleasure of fitting in two art exhibitions that were on. The first one was the “Late Turner: Painting Set Free” exhibition 

BOOK REVIEW: A Career In Your Suitcase: A practical guide to creating meaningful work…anywhere (2013, 4th ed.) by Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith

BOOK REVIEW: A Career In Your Suitcase: A practical guide to creating meaningful work…anywhere (2013, 4th ed.) by Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith

***Please note: this book review was first published on my Both but Neither blog – that blog will now disappear as I focus all my attention on this website and blog. And as this book was pivotal in my life when I was at a 

What’s Holding You Back In Your Art?

What’s Holding You Back In Your Art?

Are you wanting to get back in to your art? Perhaps you love to draw, or paint, or experiment with different kinds of media? So, what is holding you back? For me it was a few things, but one of the biggest challenges I had 

From Purple Paint To Purple Paintings

From Purple Paint To Purple Paintings

It started with purchasing a tube of purple acrylic paint. Why, I had no idea. I was drawn to it. I liked that it was on sale, too. The paint sat there and I wondered some more – why did I buy this? What was 

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe I was thinking about this quote again. I noticed I’d been procrastinating and falling into the “When I…” syndrome. You know, the way we like to postpone doing something about 

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

I love sunsets. I feel deeply moved when I see a sunset. And no two are the same, even when viewed from the same place again and again. The following pictures I took from my office window at home prove that. They are all different, 

What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Walking in the woods nearby a few months ago I came across this: At first, I must admit my brain thought it was a large snake. However, within seconds I reassessed that thought and came to the conclusion it was a tree branch. Then not 

Recent Creations

Recent Creations

Last month I received my first commission and I am pleased to say that I successfully produced the artwork and handed it over to a very happy customer. She had asked me to draw her cat in black ink, which she intends to give as 

From Sketch to Framed

From Sketch to Framed

Here is a recent art project I worked on – another wildlife illustration – and the finished artwork was given to my mum as a present. She loved it as robins mean something special to her. It was such a joy and a pleasure working 

Creative Playtime

Creative Playtime

Here are examples of recent art works I have playfully created – a real mix of materials, and most importantly having fun whilst creating them: Scribbles in a small sketchbook using a 2B pencil Sketched trees in 2B pencil “The Magic Sofa” sketched in 2B