Some Things will Not Be Rushed

As some things will not be rushed, the last couple of weeks have been an exercise in letting go. There are some ideas in my work I have been exploring for the last 18 months or so. This exploration began with charcoal and pastel drawings on paper. I can remember the moment when it happenedContinue reading “Some Things will Not Be Rushed”

Why Noticing is Important for Artists

In the spirit of slowing down and having a lighter agenda during August, this week’s item is a re-post from my Art Fluency Discussion Group on why noticing is important for artists. In this post I discuss the two main reasons why noticing is important and there is also a short exercise available as aContinue reading “Why Noticing is Important for Artists”

Mind Your Language!

“They’re a little busy.”This week’s feedback from my new coach Sam on images of some new oil and cold wax paintings for my solo show.When I’d sent them across to her, I’d described them as flat and a bit lifeless, they certainly needed something although at that point I wasn’t sure what.But this comment gotContinue reading “Mind Your Language!”

Why and How to Exhibit Your Art.

Why and how to exhibit your art was the topic of this week’s newsletter. Each week my newsletter has an Insight from my studio practice. These insights can be about materials, my art practice, mindset or the business of art. This week’s Insights from the Studio is an excerpt from one of the Q&A SessionsContinue reading “Why and How to Exhibit Your Art.”

Using Line in Abstract Painting

How do you find your personal vocabulary in line making?  This exercise is from the first week of Directions in Abstraction where the group begins with an exploration of how to using line in abstract painting. There are some questions below the exercise for you to think about in this exploration, but first, begin withContinue reading “Using Line in Abstract Painting”

Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022

Welcome to this new episode of Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022. Lin and Sally-Ann review their year as artists and art teachers. They chat about how their work has developed over the twelve months and the themes that have been important. They also talk about some of the teaching and coaching projects completed.Continue reading “Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022”

How to feed your creativity.

How to feed your creativity? Where and how does a sketchbook practice fit in with this? I have noticed over the years that artists often speak about sketchbook practice as a thing in and of itself. And I find myself wondering and being curious about what they mean when they speak of having a sketchbookContinue reading “How to feed your creativity.”

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Personality Styles for Artists

Personality Styles for artists: why knowing yours can help you grow in confidence and be more effective as an artist. This live teach on Instagram is for Mindset Transitions my 10 week online annual personal development and group coaching programme for artists. Mindset Transitions runs in September each year. Does this ring true for you?Continue reading “Personality Styles for Artists”