30cm sq mixed media on board with a deep white float frame. Will be at Yellow Edge Gallery 3-8 April 2023.
Tag Archives: art
Procrastination – what are you avoiding?
So, my tip to stop procrastinating? Reflect (journal even) on why, what are you avoiding? Are you giving yourself valuable thinking space before making your next move?
Putting it all into practice
I have spent the last five or six weeks reflecting on my new series and what I want to say. I decided to focus on the area where I walk, almost every day, to the shore of Portsmouth Harbour as I find it endlessly interesting and have yet to tire of going there. Obviously, sinceContinue reading “Putting it all into practice”
I’ve been Inside……
I have just come back from an extraordinary exhibition in Portsmouth by renouned street artist My Dog Sighs. The artist has spent the pandemic developing a whole world for his characters, especially his quiet little voices, who come to life, in many forms and have their own language and environment. The location for the exibitionContinue reading “I’ve been Inside……”
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?”
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?”
Blue – how to choose one?
A painting I am planning is going to be mainly blue, and not any old blue either, I have a very specific blue in my head and that got me thinking about why we chose certain blues?Blue is arguably the most important colour to us – it has surrounded us since the beginning of timeContinue reading “Blue – how to choose one?”
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?”
Synaesthesia and art – what colour or shape is that feeling?
a condition in which someone experiences things through their senses in an unusual way, for example by experiencing a colour as a sound, or a number as a position in space Cambridge English Dictionary. I have mentioned before that I am synaesthetic. I don’t see numbers or words as colours or see music asContinue 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!”