I wanted to explain why I've been going a little bit crazy with colour.
"In spirit he is my guardian angel guiding me though life and my art journey."
From reading a letter in the March 2020 issue of Leisure Painter by Marlene Griffin, she raised the point of do we plan out our work to the finest detail or do we paint in a spontaneous manor. Raising the question do we dream it or plan and scheme it? My interest in watercolours has… Continue reading Exploring the spontaneous route – to plan or not to plan?
I'm thinking about exploring the theme of castles and castle ruins taking my inspiration from my favourite painting in the Walker Art Gallery 'The Ruins of Holyrood Chapel' by Daguerre. This year I've visited castle ruins in Aberystwyth, Lancaster Castle and have a planned visit to Conway Castle next month where I plan to take… Continue reading ‘Castle and ruins’ for my next theme
Hi all I have decided to take up the Inktober art challenge. The idea is to do an ink drawing everyday throughout October. I've managed it so far even though I'm far from happy with the daily results. I think I will get a lot of of doing this because with ink there is nowhere… Continue reading Inktober Art Challenge
An artist looking for a jumpstart, bolt of inspiration… Hi all, I wanted to write a blog about a recent weekend trip to London. I say a 'weekend' it was really 24 hours in the capital city. All the time I was there I was thinking how all these surroundings could go into my eyes,… Continue reading Only 24 hours in London
If someone was to ask me ‘what is my niche?’ I think I would be stumped. It is for this reason, this year I’m trying to “hone-in” on my favourite subjects to paint with my favourite medium. I’m guessing it’s as straightforward as that. My problem is I have painted so many different things over… Continue reading Honing in on my niche
Hi All, I'm starting the 2020's with a fresh new look for my website. I really look forward to a new year and I wonder what work I will produce. As always I will continue to post regular updates on Facebook and Instagram so make sure you follow me. I plan to do more time-lapse… Continue reading Welcome to the 2020’s
I started the year off painting with every spare moment I had for a group exhibition I took part in, held at Calderstones Park in Liverpool. It was a frantic few weeks as I only made the decision last minute to give myself something positive to focus on. After I did that, I took a… Continue reading Year in Review
Click this link to watch my time lapse video of Owl in charcoal IMG_1828 I usually do a painting as an end of year gift for my daughters teacher. I was tipped off that the teacher loves owls so I decided to have a go and see what I could come up with. I decided to… Continue reading How I Drew Wise Owl