I’ve approached my first year at Warwickshire Open Studios with intense anticipation, partly because I’ve been preparing artworks and prints for it months beforehand, partly because I was looking forward to diving in those light hours of creating surrounded by wonderful arts and crafts and seeing new and familiar souls looking to immerse themselves in […]Read more "Warwickshire Open Studios – Giving and Receiving"
Last Saturday I had the pleasure to interview the artist Katie O Art. I first came across her artworks on the internet and then one day I ended up photographing a wedding at which I met her and for which she had created beautiful and expressive dog portraits positioned on each table. I’ve been following […]Read more "Katie O Art : A bear and a hare are two different worlds"
I love it when it’s so quiet early in the morning you can hear your own thoughts. It’s usually after Shadow has woken me up at five to get his portion and then retired upstairs to sleep on the sofa in the spare room. You can only feel distant muted noises and the aroma of […]Read more "Silent Time"
I wrote this last week, but just only got around to publishing it: Do you ever find yourself in a quandary? All of a sudden you become listless to all those little everyday rituals you used to enjoy… Do you find that your ‘to-do’ lists keeps adding things on and the only short satisfaction that […]Read more "Apple Moths in a Quandary"
I’ve written before about local arts and crafts and the magic they bring to your everyday life. So, this morning while I was pouring my coffee into a beautiful mug with Sarah Horne’s Botanical Art illustration on, I thought there is so much more to say. I first discovered Sarah’s art on a walk in […]Read more "Made with heart"
”I decided I didn’t want to express other artist’s ideas any longer. I wanted to paint what was in front of me.” – Philip Pearlstein Last week my good friends Maria and Jina invited me to join them in London for a visit of the Saatchi Gallery. We visited ‘Known Unknowns‘ which gives you some […]Read more "In front of me"
Dear friends, I’ve been silent for a while, I know but that’s because I’ve been moving home. This would probably be the 6th or 7th time since I arrived in the UK 8 years ago (scary how quickly time flies). As every move, it’s been a challenge, moreover in the last 4 years I’ve lived […]Read more "Moving"
As I was drinking Nettle tea this morning I remembered the fairytale about the ‘Wild Swans‘, perhaps an idea for one of my future artworks. I absolutely adored the illustrations in this child book I had. At the time I had little idea what any of the stories was secretly telling me, but now looking […]Read more "Nettle Tea"
Last Saturday I almost accidentally found the LOTT Bazaar, ‘a community shop for talented crafters to rent a space to sell their handcrafted goods and paintings. ‘ It’s in Leamington Old Town, under the railway bridge, on 37 Clements Street. I was greeted by the charismatic smile of Lynne from ‘This is My Art and […]Read more "Discovering LOTT"
So, of course I had chosen the best day to go to London to see the Modigliani Exhibition at TATE – it was booked for the Sunday on which we had the heavy snow fall : ) I woke up in the morning and got a call from Maria who had planned to come along. […]Read more "Modigliani at Tate Modern"