Making progress – Working on unfinished paintings

Making progress – Working on unfinished paintings

I make lots and lots of ‘starts’ when painting. I love having lots of in-progress pieces around my studio and having lots of options as to what to work with on any given day. I have worked like this for a while but I find that it particularly suits my main mediums of...
Relics of departed days – Process of a painting

Relics of departed days – Process of a painting

I don’t expect to be blogging in such detail about every single piece of art I create (that could get a little boring right?) But every so often a painting leads me on a twisty turny path and it is interesting for me to look back at the stages that went before. I have...
Taking time out of the studio

Taking time out of the studio

So, here I am – rocking up to my blog space like a long lost acquaintance. No apologies or guilt – that’s just boring and unnecessary. But the truth is, last year I embarked on a huge project* (a little more on that later) that just took up a HUGE amount...

Thoughts on abstraction.

A tiny detail of an painting finished a wee while ago  a way back in July – As time passes, so the memories fade – mixed media on card, 2017 My work has taken quite a dramatic change of direction this past couple of years. As I look at the images here on...

Studio Notes – The things I am learning

It is a wee while since I have written my studio notes here on the blog but I have still been writing regularly in my ‘end of the studio day’ journal. These pages are becoming an increasingly valuable part of my studio day and I have been thinking about...

Summer Sketching – Craster

The beautiful harbour cottages at Craster I have had a few much-needed sketching days around and about my local area despite the unpredictability of our ‘summer’ weather. Craster is always a favourite place to go and even though I have sketched there many...

Always the Art Student

Like many roles in life I think when art is what you do or the way you make your living – you are the forever student. I will  never know everything (not even close!) And more importantly I always wish to be growing, expanding and pushing myself to learn. So...