Studio Notes – Finding a rhythm in painting

Last Monday – after working all weekend on uploading work to my Studio Sale – we were desperate for a day out to blow the cobwebs away. It was a gloriously sunny but cold day. We have barely ventured inland since moving here a year ago and there are so...

Studio Notes – February

 A mark-making exercise to chase away the gremlins of worry and overwhelm. Mixed Media on paper 32 x 23 inches I feel a real shift happening with my work in the studio – dedicated time to work, space to create, making art without worrying about expectations....

Studio Notes 27th January 2017

Port Seton Harbour – photographs I took last year. This past week has seen me flitting between paralysis, uncertainty and anxiety about all that is happening in the world. Every time I go to write in my journal but particularly anywhere that will be seen by...

Studio Notes II January 2017

During my twenties (and after an unsuccessful application to Art College) I had a huge gap of around ten years where I did not create any art at all. Nothing. I had been a good art student at school and whilst don’t have a single piece of art from that time, I...

Studio Notes – January 2017

For a while now I have been writing daily pages as inspired by Julia Cameron. I don’t necessarily do them first thing in the morning but generally after breakfast and before I begin working for the day. Last week I had a few wonderful, productive days at my...

Forever a student – Painting big in Spain!

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. (Abigail Adams) One of the most important things I did last year as far as my art goes, was to take some time to be a student again. After teaching for the last three years I was...