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!”