I was just reminded that it was two years ago that I drew this map of Gosport when a new art gallery (Yellow Edge) was opening in the town. There was a perception from visitors from Portsmouth that Gosport was “too far”, so I decided to show them that the gallery was a simple walkContinue reading “Hand-drawn map of Gosport”
I’ve been busy this year, I spent last year messing about and just seeing where I wanted my work to go and whilst I have some firm ideas about what I want to do now, I am not yet happy with my level of skills to get me there. You can never learn enough orContinue reading “Sketchbook work and lots of juicy courses!”
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The exhibition has now finished, you can find out more on the Unravelling home page below or purchase products using the designs from my online stores. Thank you to everyone who visited and left comments 🙂
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…..”
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”
Two weeks ago I was given a lovely bunch of tulips and I have loved watching them age, and I realised today what a metaphor they are for growing older and seeing beauty where many might only see decay. At first the flowers were upright and prim and proper and within a couple of daysContinue reading “Ageing beautifully”
A little early for the garden yet, although I do have daffs now – I love these tulips – they start off so prim and proper and after a couple of days really let it all hang out!
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?”
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?!”