Exciting beginings

I’ve spent lockdowns doing a variety of online art courses with amazing tutors who ordinarily I would not be able to visit. I have really relished learning new techniques and honing my skills so that the next generation of my work is fresh and authentically me. Here is my latest triptych, one is finished butContinue reading “Exciting beginings”

Hand-drawn map of Gosport

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”

Sketchbook work and lots of juicy courses!

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!”

Art and therapy – can they work together?

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the start of the Art Therapy Conference at Goldsmiths Uni in London.     I stumbled on this last week and bought a ticket to listen to the key note speakers without really realising what it was.   In the event I found myself surrounded by highly qualifiedContinue reading “Art and therapy – can they work together?”

What is the link between subversion and creativity?

I enjoyed researching this subject immensely and found myself getting deep into the area, I would not have anticipated the conclusions I now draw. When I reflected on my process, I realised that it resembled a tree, I started off with a trunk with one question on.  I divided it into two – subversion andContinue reading “What is the link between subversion and creativity?”

The Art of Loneliness and Grief

Over the last few months I have collected some of my monochrome photographs and paired them with some short poems to produce a booklet about loneliness, sadness and grief.Poignant and evoking a sense of sadness, the poetry enhances the moving photographs to give a sense of how it is to be lonely and coping withContinue reading “The Art of Loneliness and Grief”

A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?

Take a look at the picture above, it’s a rowing boat on turquoise water.Do you like it any more if I tell you that it was once owned by a man who survived a shipwreck and he escaped certain death by rowing it to safety?Or that I took that picture in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard theContinue reading “A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?”

A raspberry pi digital clock! Creativity at it’s geekiest.

I thought I would dedicate this post to creativity of a different kind, electronic geeky stuff.  No less creative than more artistic endeavours and sometimes a little more useful.A few weeks ago, I was bemoaning the fact that in the night I often find it hard to read my clock if I wake up.  Continue reading “A raspberry pi digital clock! Creativity at it’s geekiest.”

Synaesthesia and art – what colour or shape is that feeling?

I have mentioned before that I am synaesthetic.    I don’t see numbers or words as colours or see music as colours (although that sounds amazing) – mainly I have a very specific way that I see numbers in time.   I had no idea about synaesthesia until I was in my mid-40’s when I wasContinue reading “Synaesthesia and art – what colour or shape is that feeling?”

I’ve learnt a huge lesson about social media – and not before time!

I am really enjoying my photography at the moment, and I am receiving some positive feedback.   I’ve been invited to enter 3 street photographs into an exhibition for a local art show which was very pleasing.     However, it is hard when as an artist you are producing work and there is no-oneContinue reading “I’ve learnt a huge lesson about social media – and not before time!”