Category: art inspiration

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My Interview With Womenfolk!

WOMENFOLK IS A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN DESIGN IN NORTHERN IRELAND.  THEY SEEK TO HIGHLIGHT THE EXISTING DESIGN COMMUNITY AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING THOSE THINKING OF STARTING UP THEIR OWN BUSINESS IN DESIGN. So I was thrilled to feature in their profile section along with other talented female creative entrepreneurs. Read below for my interview with them. CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF … Read More My Interview With Womenfolk!

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11 Things I Always Have In My Art Studio

Every artist is different when it comes to their studio essentials. Apart from the obvious painting supplies (which again varies drastically from painter to painter), there can be a wide difference in what we choose to surround ourselves within order to help our creative practice. For some, this includes some favourite tunes or podcasts to get those inspirational juices flowing, but for others its … Read More 11 Things I Always Have In My Art Studio

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‘Untamed’ Series Update

I wanted to share an update on my latest series of paintings ‘Untamed’. So far the collection is proving to be full of bold textures and vibrant, striking colours. If you’ve been following along on my Instagram page you will have seen a few sneak peeks of some of the paintings I’m working on. All of the works are on canvas. So far the … Read More ‘Untamed’ Series Update

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Introducing The Untamed Series

“It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills…The hill-tops are shattered into a thousand cragged fantastical shapes. The savage rock-sides are painted of a hundred colours. Does the sun ever shine here? When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless … Read More Introducing The Untamed Series

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Buying Art As A Gift

Art makes a wonderful gift to mark any occasion. It’s an incredibly personal present and a unique and thoughtful way to connect with loved ones and to show them how much they mean to you. Art gifts come in all shapes and sizes and can suit any budget. Art is a memorable, heartfelt gift and is perfect for those ‘hard to shop for’ people … Read More Buying Art As A Gift

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A Life Less Ordinary: Suzanne Valadon

I paint with the stubbornness I need for living, and I’ve found that all painters who love their art do the same. Suzanne Valadon It’s rare (ok, not that rare) that a painting stops me in my steps. But occasionally a painting really does STOP me. Many years ago, a trip to Paris, wandering the corridors of the sublime Musée National d’Art Moderne at … Read More A Life Less Ordinary: Suzanne Valadon

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Gathering Inspiration

Although I grew up in an incredibly beautiful part of the world in Yorkshire, England, we lived pretty far from the coast. Although Yorkshire does have a stunning coastline, we were pretty landlocked and you didn’t pop to the sea, it was a full day event. I have so many happy childhood memories spent at the beach, most notably Whitby on the Yorkshire east … Read More Gathering Inspiration

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Nature’s Mathematics

The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. Jorge Luis Borges Some of my recent paintings in my Laze series, although abstract, have been heavily inspired by volcanos and the destructive power and energy in nature. Following a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, I was struck by the geometric forms … Read More Nature’s Mathematics