The first exciting episode of LIVE ART CHAT with Sally-Anne Ashley where each month we meet up on line to demonstrate and chat live about art, creativity and how we make our work. Find out more about LIVE ART CHAT here. It was great demonstrating from my studio chatting with Sally-Anne. We talked about creatingContinue reading “Live Art Chat April 2021 The First Episode”
Art workshops for absolute beginners to painting and drawing.
The main thing I’ve been thinking about this week during the Monochrome Challenge, is the process of completing these small paintings every day. Over the last week I have had a few things on. As a result, painting time has been at something of a premium. This has meant there have been a couple ofContinue reading “Fun Before or Fun After”
Thoughts from week three of the summer monochrome challenge.
Asymmetry and me. that seems to be the theme of the week for this first seven days of my summer Monochrome Challenge. I have successfully completed my first week of mini, 12 x 12 abstract paintings in black and white with the option to a use colour if I wish. So, here are the 7Continue reading “Asymmetry and Me”
How travel and exploration inspire my work and creativity.
Ideas about the importance of colour in art making.
Exciting News! I will be doing a Facebook Live Sale on Monday 10th December at 6.30pm. I will have some of my prints, my boxed notecards and even some original paintings in the sale. I am offering a 25% reduction on the usual price and P&P is included. The sale will last until 6.30pm (ukContinue reading “24 Hour Sale”
Are you thinking that you might be interested in building your confidence as an artist? In my experience confidence is often based on how we account what we are good at, how much our self-limiting beliefs and critical inner dialogue affects us, how we prioritise ourselves and our work, and how effective we are atContinue reading “Build Your Confidence Challenge”
This post is about some discoveries about capacity and connectedness that emerged from a recent period of struggling to paint. I’ve been having a tough few weeks. My art; often a refuge, delight and source of energy has not been going well. I have been feeling frustrated, irritable, comparing my work to others and feeling selfContinue reading “On Capacity and Connectedness”