Colour, Collage and Texture Workshop

This post is to introduce my new Colour, Collage and Texture Workshop which i am excited to be running next year.  This workshop is all about painting abstractly and using colour, collage and texture in the work to create impact. It is a follow on session to my introductory session into Abstract Painting.  For peopleContinue reading “Colour, Collage and Texture Workshop”

100 Days of Learning

Some of you might remember that earlier this year I signed up for the 100 Day Project. I was intending to write about the experience and interestingly it’s taken me a while to get around to it. Some of the delay is due to being busy over the summer, but I also think that itContinue reading “100 Days of Learning”

Are we over?

I sometimes find myself standing in front of a painting thinking,  “Are we over?” Artistic Process A little like a relationship that is no longer working, with our art do we need to ask this question?   Are there times we have to decide that a painting is not working and move on from it.  Or can we persevereContinue reading “Are we over?”

Who is your Inner Critic Anyway?

Who is your inner critical voice? The voice we hear in our heads that often speaks to us in a way that we wouldn’t dream of using to another person. The part of us that criticises and drives us, sets unrealistic expectations and is then down on us when we don’t meet those expectations. TheContinue reading “Who is your Inner Critic Anyway?”

100 Days Project

  So, I signed up. My 100 Days Project is to complete a collage a day for my sketchbook. In part this is because I’m currently signed up for a three month online art development programme run by Nicholas Wilton from Art2Life,  Creative Visionary Path (CVP).   It’s proving to be a fascinating, challenging, amazing experience. I’mContinue reading “100 Days Project”

First Steps – What to expect

First Steps in Art is a workshop specially designed for people who are completely new to drawing or painting.  So, what can you expect from your first art workshop? Firstly a warm and friendly welcome, a cuppa and a chat when you arrive.  There will be time to introduce yourself to the other members of theContinue reading “First Steps – What to expect”

Silence that critic and play with paint…

The joys of acrylic paint  – a gallery selection of some of my work using different techniques.  My next workshop is an opportunity to explore and play with acrylic paint, hopefully silencing your inner critic – or at least turning the volume down while you have some fun.  I love using acrylics – they areContinue reading “Silence that critic and play with paint…”

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