Tag: art inspiration

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Purple Fields and Pink Skies

As I’ve written previously, I wanted to write about some of the paintings and painters that inspire me. I am not an art historian, just an art lover. The views here are my own and I’m simply relating why I love a painting and how it relates to my own work and experiences. Hopefully it will help you get to know me a bit … Read More Purple Fields and Pink Skies

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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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Starting A New Painting: Planning and Process

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. Pablo Picasso I love starting a new painting. For me the process is part of the whole story of an artwork. It is just as important (if not more so) than the end result. I didn’t always plan my paintings. Especially when I started out, I took the ‘wing it, experiment, and see how it … Read More Starting A New Painting: Planning and Process

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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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3 Glorious Days on The Causeway Coast

If you haven’t been to the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland, what are you doing?? Go right now, immediately! Do not pass go! Do not collect $200… OK, maybe do collect the cash… Because then you can spend it all in this ridiculously awesome place! How do you do it Northern Ireland? Every place I visit gets more beautiful! I had the wonderful opportunity … Read More 3 Glorious Days on The Causeway Coast

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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