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"
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"
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 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"
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"
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"
Yesterday I went to see Neil Moore‘s exhibition ‘Sympathetic Magic’ at Slate Art Gallery in Leamington Spa. It’s on until 1st February 2018: not to be missed. The address is 44 Oxford Street, CV32 4RA. Neil’s artworks reveal to me the intensity of the struggle of the creative spirit, the inner conflict between the strive […]Read more "Sympathetic Magic"