My favourite art books

My favourite art books

I have a confession to make. Despite being a voracious reader and someone who is always making art or otherwise being creative, I actually don’t read a lot of art and creativity books. My art ‘library’ is pretty modest, and not everything in it makes...
artists at play : a look at some of the masters in action

artists at play : a look at some of the masters in action

Technology is truly miraculous. I have discovered that out there on the internet is real video footage of artists I never imagined I’d see actually in the process of creating their art. I didn’t know you could watch Monet painting at Giverny, or Rodin...
21 things to love about making art

21 things to love about making art

  If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re the proverbial choir when it comes to making art. {No preaching here mind you!} HOWEVER. In light of the fact that we all experience and suffer from procrastination, resistance, fears, doubts,...
finding inspiration for paintings in unusual places

finding inspiration for paintings in unusual places

  When you’ve been regularly exploring your creativity for a while – and in particular for the purposes of this post, your artist self – you start to see the world as one big palette of inspiration.   The strangest things start to give you...

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