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?

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!”