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 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"
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"
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"
Dear friends, I’ve been silent for a while, I know but that’s because I’ve been moving home. This would probably be the 6th or 7th time since I arrived in the UK 8 years ago (scary how quickly time flies). As every move, it’s been a challenge, moreover in the last 4 years I’ve lived […]Read more "Moving"
As I was drinking Nettle tea this morning I remembered the fairytale about the ‘Wild Swans‘, perhaps an idea for one of my future artworks. I absolutely adored the illustrations in this child book I had. At the time I had little idea what any of the stories was secretly telling me, but now looking […]Read more "Nettle Tea"
It’s still feels so unreal that I had my first solo exhibition. The last couple of weeks have made me truly realise how many extraordinary people I had the chance to meet through art, how many beautiful friendships had started, how much support I have from friends and family for which I feel eternally grateful. […]Read more "Sentiments"
Yesterday was the Opening of my first solo exhibition – ‘My Dark Companion’ at Floor One Gallery, Rugby Hall of Fame. My artworks will be on display until 11th of January 2018. I am still totally overwhelmed with excitement. If you would like to visit, information about the address and opening hours is available on […]Read more "Solo Exhibition Opening"