I seem to have started this post a while ago and left it as ‘draft’, so I decided to keep the title : ) I had an interesting start to the year, and got to the second stage for the selection for the annual exhibition of Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Didn’t get any further […]Read more "Home is where the Art is…"
I’ve started my first fund-raising page in support of the mental Health Charity Mind. For it, I’ve donated a 100 of my colourful post cards and 100% of the funds raised will go to the charitable cause. So far, it has reached 30% of the target and I really hope for this to increase by […]Read more "Colourful Mind"
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"
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’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"
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"
Yesterday I went to see Neil Moore‘s exhibition ‘Sympathetic Magic’ at Slate Art Gallery in Leamington Spa. It’s on until 1st February 2018: not to be missed. The address is 44 Oxford Street, CV32 4RA. Neil’s artworks reveal to me the intensity of the struggle of the creative spirit, the inner conflict between the strive […]Read more "Sympathetic Magic"