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My ‘Creative’ Quest

‘My Creative Quest’ is actually built up from trying and discovering things.

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A Gift of Art by Vicky Dolan

Art is a personal preference and there are no 'one size fits all'. The subject matter is key whether is a beloved family pet or a beach where you were proposed to. It can mean so much more to a certain person.

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Exploring the spontaneous route – to plan or not to plan?

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?

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‘Castle and ruins’ for my next theme

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

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Only 24 hours in London

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

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Honing in on my niche

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