Time for a cull

A great many artists will tell you that it is essential to have a cull of your work regularly, in order to keep things fresh, but it is a very difficult thing to do.    Earlier this year  I met artist Mark Anstee who strongly feels that his work is temporary, and consequently, he cullsContinue reading “Time for a cull”

Release the voice that refuses to acknowledge the real me…

Self-Observation Without Judgement   Release the harsh and pointed innervoice. It’s just a throwback to the past,and holds no truth about this moment.Let go of self-judgment, the old,learned ways of beating yourself upfor each imagined inadequacy.Allow the dialogue within the mindto grow friendlier, and quiet. Shiftout of inner criticism and lifesuddenly looks very different.I canContinue reading “Release the voice that refuses to acknowledge the real me…”

You will love again the stranger that was yourself….

Love after Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself,Continue reading “You will love again the stranger that was yourself….”

The pictures they didn’t want you to see!

Yesterday I had 30 mins to wait between trains at Brighton Station, and since I had my camera with me and since it is a beautiful place, I started taking some pictures.  I tend to shoot from the hip and people rarely realise I am photographing.   After about 25mins, a security guard approached meContinue reading “The pictures they didn’t want you to see!”

Expansion – seeing brilliance through the cracks

I recently (and rather belatedly I realise) came across the amazing work of Paige Bradley – a sculptor – with this incredible piece of work called Expansion. It really blew me away to see this powerful image of the pure light within us and has stuck with me for some time. As Paige says: ….we needContinue reading “Expansion – seeing brilliance through the cracks”

Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation

When I put in a proposal for a solo exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall, although I was excited about my idea and had thought it out well, I had no comprehension of what would happen if I was selected.  Which I was :).Putting together my first solo exhibition, of eighteen monochrome street photographs (half of whichContinue reading “Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation”