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”

Can mindfulness be communicated through art?

As I come close to the end of my MA Fine Art course, I am preparing to exhibit the pieces I have made in response to the proposal I wrote at the end of 2015.Over the course of 2016 I have read widely about mindfulness and mental illness and it began to influence the workContinue reading “Can mindfulness be communicated through art?”

Mindfulness – making space in your day

Over the last couple of years I have dabbled with mindfulness and seen the benefits that it can bring.  There is a LOT in the press about mindfulness at the moment but I still see a great deal of confusion about what it actually is.At one end of the scale, mindfulness can be full onContinue reading “Mindfulness – making space in your day”

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?”