The Art of Learning
Launching my new Website and Facebook page
It is a big thing for me to put my work 'out there' but, the website now feels ready enough to launch, and I have finally set up a Facebook page for my art.
I've put this all off for a long time.
Facebook has never really been my thing but, if it helps me connect with like-minded people then, it has to be good.
Sharing and New Beginnings
As part of this new habit of sharing – I've taken a fresh picture to showcase my 'Ballerina in Wild Thing Pose'.
I'm still getting to grips with photographing my work, but I think it is good to show art in a setting. You may not have the same interior (I hope not!) or exact style, but it gives you get a sense of scale. How you frame art can make such a difference to the tone of the work, the room you want to hang them in and your mood.
I've been very careful with my Ballerina pieces to frame them to suit a classic interior style. I think you have to have that in mind. They would also suit someone who loves a touch of faded country grandeur. They're so detailed and elegant within their bronze frames, and I've spent a lot of time sourcing the deep archival mounts just to get the right look.
I know the website (and my art) will continue to expand over the next coming months and years, so thank you for doing me at the beginning of this journey. I hope you will enjoy seeing this website evolve as I embark on the path less taken.
You may have read it many times before, but I believe poetry always touches us at precisely the moment we need it – and, let's face it, you can never have too many sweet words and thoughts in your day.
This Winter, I have been practising a lot of yoga. I have simultaneously been creating some charcoal and graphite pieces that explore the inner and outer grace that we’d all like to aspire to.
I am not sure if yoga is an art, but I think it might be.
On the mat, yoga is an expression of the pose. So, if yoga is an expression, then surely it can be art?
Simplifying is both an art and a gift. It is like time is being given back to you so you can breathe fresh air again.
Over the last few weeks and months, I have been practising the art of "Simplifying" my home, my work process and clearing space in my mind and heart.
Every artist has their own way of painting and I thought you might be interested to see me working behind the scenes on my latest piece.
I've just got back from my first ever exhibition at The Country Brocanté. What a joy, learning curve and a delight.
I have been meaning to make this video for a while. Often, when people see my Summer Floral Watercolour Collection, they are amazed and wonder how I create them. Here’s how …
Since the Spring, I've been working on a series of Still Life paintings featuring the delightful Hogben Pottery's pink jugs. I've loved the process so far and am excited to show you the range.