Tag: Contemporary Art

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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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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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How Varnish Protects Your Artwork

From time to time, I get asked quite a few questions about my painting process. One of these questions is why I varnish my work. This is a personal preference and many artists don’t even choose to use varnish. But I do. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely aesthetic and for protection. But varnishing your artwork does take some consideration. Firstly, … Read More How Varnish Protects Your Artwork

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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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New Year, New Prints

If you follow my website or my Instagram, you will know that last summer I released a series of work entitled ‘Laze’. The word laze is not made up (I promise!). It is a combination of the words lava and haze — is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten lava hits the ocean. For the Laze series of work, I wanted … Read More New Year, New Prints

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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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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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8 Ways I’m Styling My Home This Winter

Have you ever wondered why British people constantly talk about the weather? Well, it’s considered polite, neutral conversation (which is always important) but also because there is so darn much to talk about. One minute it is bright sunshine, the next minute it is pouring with rain. But on the whole, you generally know what to expect from the seasons in the UK. Autumn … Read More 8 Ways I’m Styling My Home This Winter

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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

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Laze Collection 2021

It’s here – its finally here! Both my new collection of paintings and my first ever blog post!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen I’ve been in a painting frenzy with my new series of work that is heavily inspired by volcanoes. It is a series of canvas paintings of various sizes, each named after a rather fierce volcano from … Read More Laze Collection 2021