Corner of a foreign field…..

I post this picture on Twitter most years, it is a (watercolour) painting I did after visiting the WW1 battlefields in 2010, to retrace the steps of my grandfather William Brims. I grew up hearing about my Dad’s dad and knew a little bit about what he did in the war, but going over there,Continue reading “Corner of a foreign field…..”

Not my body, not my mind

Imagine waking up one day and everything you thought you knew about yourself had changed. Going through the menopause recently was a frightening experience, nothing worked like it used to, my tastes changed, my mind changed, my body changed, everything was alien and to make things worse, I now also felt invisible to the widerContinue reading “Not my body, not my mind”

Have you ever wondered what artists do all day?

Since I have considered myself an “artist”, over the last couple of years, it has been a steep learning curve learning about how the art world ticks.    Much of how it works has been a complete surprise to me and has sometimes led me to wonder why anyone would want to be an artist. We’veContinue reading “Have you ever wondered what artists do all day?”

Exposure Triangle? Could anything be more confusing?!

I admit I am a very lazy photographer.  I often say that I don’t care what settings my camera is on…. I don’t want to be bothered by technicalities… I’m an artist…… So most of my pictures are taken on auto, and they turn out fine, but every now and then I am dissatisfied with aContinue reading “Exposure Triangle? Could anything be more confusing?!”