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
Tag: New Abstract Art
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
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
“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
If you know me, you will know I’m messy. As in very messy. As in terribly messy. I have paint on most of my ‘nice, non-painting’ clothes, which have now become ‘painting’ clothes. And paint in my hair at the end of the day? How does that even happen?? In our house, we have a tiny little spare room/cupboard which we use for a … Read More My New She Shed Studio!
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
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