Your everyday-scapes are your magic escapes, your extra realities in your home environment. Surround yourself with beautiful things, with meaningful things, and you will see your inner home of the soul filled with lightness and warmth. I believe that the living space affects your mindset and can often even have the power to paint the […]Read more "Everyday-scapes"
You never get the sense of time running out so badly than when things are standing still. It’s a very anxious feeling. Of things that you could or should or would be doing. Of all those projects that are not happening. This should have been a very productive art year for me. I mean, I’ve […]Read more "The subtle art of feeling Zen…"
We all know that Christmas is not just gathering with your family to eat festive lunch. It’s the quality time you spent with your close ones that you don’t usually get to see that often. It’s my memory of me and nan making star-shaped and moon-shaped cookies. The baking of the traditional bread with lucky […]Read more "The Grinch season…"
I met Melanie virtually thanks to Jan Phethean whom I interviewed earlier this week. I find her works truly magical, they have this energy that brings you to a world filled with light, colour and wonder! Have a watch at the video conversation I had with Melanie: S: Tell me a bit about your background? […]Read more "In conversation with Melanie Hodge"
I met Jan virtually while organising a digital art fair for the Association of British Naive Artists (ABNA) of which we are both members. I was instantly mesmerised by the energy and brightness of her paintings, by her life journey and her positivity in the video conversation we had. So I suggested we make an […]Read more "In conversation with Jan Phethean"
‘Morning! How are you?’ – this was the greeting that I recall as my first cultural shock when I arrived in the UK to do my Masters Degree. I think it’s not really a shock, more like cultural amazement and it’s a little embarrassing, haha. So this question (I thought it was a question as […]Read more "How are you doing?"
Jim is one of the leading Cornish Naive Art Artists and at the age of 80 is still painting most days. His works are collected by many people around the world. He started creating art when he retired at 63. He sold his furniture design business of 40 years, along with all of his shops […]Read more "Jim Rodgers Art"
Treating yourself or someone else you love to a work of art is magic. I think it’s that special touch of the creation, of it being touched by the hands and soul of the artist that makes it so very special. It’s not only hand-picked, it’s hand-crafted, it almost like a living thing born in […]Read more "One of a kind"
It’s always really rewarding and heart-warming to support your local arts and craft scene. This year, with all the strain put on the creative industries, means more than ever. I made a compilation of Top 10 Christmas Presents back in 2016, feel free to have a look. This years includes more creatives I’ve discovered since […]Read more "Shop Local: UK Artists and Makers Christmas Gift Ideas"
Had to google the word ‘thankfulness’ to check if I didn’t just made it up. I never heard of it being used in conversation, I’m more familiar with the word ‘gratitude’ but the sound of ‘thank-ful-ness’ is so much closer tho what I want to express right now. It’s because I feel it resembles by […]Read more "Thankfulness"