I met Roger at my first ‘Art In The Park’ festival in Leamington Spa. We were stand neighbours and I was very impressed by the mastery of his works and the characters he chooses to display in his compositions. I’ve recently asked him if he’d give an interview for my blog and he agreed. I […]Read more "I paint to get a reaction – Interview with artist Roger Chamley"
I was walking on the street one day, with a backpack pull of pinecones, and I was feeling like it was full of gold! It was the biggest, warmest inner smile filling my inner being with lightness. I’ve been doing a lot of walking this year, especially after in February I doubled my steps count […]Read more "Pack full of pinecones"
S: Tell me a bit about your background? A: I came late to art, becoming a full-time artist in 2010 after spending the first part of my life in marketing and advertising. A serious illness and a damascene moment on the commute to London lead me to embark on a new direction. S: What inspires […]Read more "Andy Farr’s Narrative Portraits : Interview"
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"
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"
It’s the season of the fall again, my favourite time of the year, saturated with colour, stolen warmth, beautifully disappearing light, the sweet scent of fallen fruit and leaves. I’ve started walking and I found that gives me time to breathe, to reflect on all happenings in my work, life, dreams. I’ve been dreaming a […]Read more "Meaningful things"
Hello, friends, I worked on creating this colouring sheet this morning which I hope you or your little ones, or both, will enjoy. Colouring is meant to be very therapeutic and stimulates imagination from an early age. Although I was never a fan of colouring when I was little, I preferred doodling, I now find […]Read more "Colouring Mood"
‘Ah, the desert… since it only takes one passion to justify an existence. But that’s just it – it was passion for emptiness.’ – Jean Bauldrillard As nature awakes to embrace the spring and the birdsongs are bringing hope and solace to the soul, I’ve been listing in my mind the things I’m grateful for […]Read more "Passion for emptiness"