Small things – useful tools

I don’t think there is a creative person I know (of) who doesn’t like perusing the aisles of art supply shops or catalogues and dreaming of and purchasing all the goodies on offer. It is so tempting to buy and try everything you can afford to get your...

We all cast shadows – the beginning

I am so excited about how inspired I am at the moment in my painting. It is good timing what with my first solo show happening later in the year! I am well underway with the first few paintings now and those sketches and ideas that I had worked on last year are coming...

On my easel

In another life and another time, I would possibly be tempted to be a little down on how my year is going so far. I have been ill with a virus since before the turn of the New Year and I finally went to the Doctors yesterday and may have glandular fever so am  taking...

Unfinished is good!

When creating art I think sometimes the temptation is to try to finish every single piece that you work on – and those that you don’t finish (because they are not working for whatever reason) can end up in the bin. The last couple of years (more than...

Time to paint?

One of the myths about being an artist is that hours upon endless hours are spent at the easel painting away with no thought to time or the passing of the day. I can tell you that really, this could not be further from the truth. In an average I spend a lot less time...