Six weeks ago I went to the doctors with symptoms of high temperature, sore throat and eventually cough. At that time they’ve only just started talking about the virus and they were only concerned about people who have recently been to a specific province in China. I went there with a mask (which my mum […]Read more "Sleepless Dust"
I seem to have started this post a while ago and left it as ‘draft’, so I decided to keep the title : ) I had an interesting start to the year, and got to the second stage for the selection for the annual exhibition of Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Didn’t get any further […]Read more "Home is where the Art is…"
I’ve started my first fund-raising page in support of the mental Health Charity Mind. For it, I’ve donated a 100 of my colourful post cards and 100% of the funds raised will go to the charitable cause. So far, it has reached 30% of the target and I really hope for this to increase by […]Read more "Colourful Mind"
Sometimes life is like a theatre play that you look forward to seeing but when you arrive at the venue you realise you’ve mistakenly booked the wrong performance. You do feel devastated but you still get in, sit quietly in the dark waiting for it to start; expecting to be frustrated. However, it turns out […]Read more "The World Out There"
I’ve approached my first year at Warwickshire Open Studios with intense anticipation, partly because I’ve been preparing artworks and prints for it months beforehand, partly because I was looking forward to diving in those light hours of creating surrounded by wonderful arts and crafts and seeing new and familiar souls looking to immerse themselves in […]Read more "Warwickshire Open Studios – Giving and Receiving"
Last Saturday I had the pleasure to interview the artist Katie O Art. I first came across her artworks on the internet and then one day I ended up photographing a wedding at which I met her and for which she had created beautiful and expressive dog portraits positioned on each table. I’ve been following […]Read more "Katie O Art : A bear and a hare are two different worlds"
I love it when it’s so quiet early in the morning you can hear your own thoughts. It’s usually after Shadow has woken me up at five to get his portion and then retired upstairs to sleep on the sofa in the spare room. You can only feel distant muted noises and the aroma of […]Read more "Silent Time"
I wrote this last week, but just only got around to publishing it: Do you ever find yourself in a quandary? All of a sudden you become listless to all those little everyday rituals you used to enjoy… Do you find that your ‘to-do’ lists keeps adding things on and the only short satisfaction that […]Read more "Apple Moths in a Quandary"
I’ve written before about local arts and crafts and the magic they bring to your everyday life. So, this morning while I was pouring my coffee into a beautiful mug with Sarah Horne’s Botanical Art illustration on, I thought there is so much more to say. I first discovered Sarah’s art on a walk in […]Read more "Made with heart"
”I decided I didn’t want to express other artist’s ideas any longer. I wanted to paint what was in front of me.” – Philip Pearlstein Last week my good friends Maria and Jina invited me to join them in London for a visit of the Saatchi Gallery. We visited ‘Known Unknowns‘ which gives you some […]Read more "In front of me"