Life and drawing

Selling your house and moving home has many challenges, but the impact on art and time for creativity is significant. Between chasing solicitors, raising my son, frantic packing, chasing solicitors, putting everything into storage, chasing solicitors, moving in with my in-laws and chasing solicitors, there’s been little time left to paint. Life drawing classes have been…

Wet Canvas – 1 Year On

Last October I discovered the Wet Canvas website while searching for help with acrylic painting techniques. It’s been a great learning resource, place to get feedback and each month has provided an incentive to paint something I would not have considered painting. Being challenged as an artist is essential to improve, and just for fun,…

Altruistic Acts of Art

I love how Twitter is such a great source of inspiration and unexpected interaction for me. I have been lucky enough to connect with several artists across the globe since starting my website and being able to see their work and discuss their ideas is invaluable. One such inspiring tweet caught my eye the other…

‘Motherhood’

My latest painting is a deeply personal one. Those of you who know me, or even those who have just skim read my ‘about me’ page will realise why. I took a decision early on in this painting not to take progress photos as I usually do, as I would prefer this piece to be…

Fat Alice

It’s finally completed and on display as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass‘. Many thanks to the Stephen Oliver Gallery for their wall space! Stephen did ask for an original interpretation to the books, and this is my response. A…

Alice, you’re in demand…..

A few weeks ago, my mum pushed me towards a gallery hidden away in the shopping centre we were wandering around and said I should pop in and have a chat. (thanks mum!) Turns out that when you are a bit shy, a nudge in the right direction can work wonders :o) The gallery is…

Art Macabre

UPDATE TO THE POST BELOW: If you would like to read about the Art Macabre evening from the other side of the canvas, please visit the lovely Steve’s blog and find out how a life model feels at these events: Steve Ritter – Life Model I’ve been following the fabulous Art Macabre on twitter for…