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"
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…"
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"
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"
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"
‘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"
Hello, friends, this will be my first post for the new year, and I wish it would make us think of ways to get better at being more responsible towards the environment. I’ve listed little steps I’ve started implementing in my everyday on my journey and I’ve already got a long ‘to do wish list’ […]Read more "Little things I do (and you can too) to be more sustainable"
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"
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"