Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cushion Crazyness!

Ok cushion mania has hit! I have entered a competition that for a few weeks only will print 3 of my pieces of work on cushions.
If I get enough Facebook likes or cushions bought (even more points) then I can win.
So pleaseeee 'like' and if you reallllyyy like then buy buy buy those lovely cushions!!:))
thank you for your support!!!

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Turner Prize 2017 nominations

The Turner Prize is an annual well known contemporary art prize. It is so interesting that now the age limit of 50 has been removed from the Turner prize. I wonder if it will change the Turner Prize in some way. It is being held in Hull.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


I am truly flattered that the artist Peg Salaun has used my art as inspiration for her own work. In my eyes, art is the spark which starts the imagination; it provokes thoughts in people's minds. So for my art to have been the spark to Peg's imagination and own creativeness, greatly humbles me. It is an honour for me to have been able to enlighten Peg to share her own thoughts and feelings through artwork of such good standard. I thank Peg for mentioning me in her artwork and wish to keep trying to inspire innovation in other people.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

When it goes wrong...

Ever had that feeling that you were doing great and then suddenly it all goes wrong?...
As an artist I often have times when something I am working on just does not go the way I want it to. That is the big crunch moment. That is when I need to muster up all my courange and confiction to plough through it ...and maybe even give up on said piece for a while ....or several years in some cases!
When people say to me....oh it must be so lovely and relaxing beig an artist... I realise they have no idea about the dead ends, and misshaps that also need to occur. These are often the points where a new brake through comes....but it is often painful!
So to all of you that are in that slump...I salute you.
Have a fun filled week.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Other points of view while looking at art...

It is always interesting to me to see how different people see my work and how it affects them.  Especially with abstract paintings like mine the interpretations and reactions can be quite diverse.
People have asked me in the past what they should see in a particular painting....and what had I had in mind when painting this? Although the latter I can usually have some discussion I was feeling at the time of painting, what had inspired me etc, however what they should see in the painting I think is completely up to the viewer.
We all have had different experiences in life and have associations with different places. This translates into a whole range of related associations in our heads with particular shapes, colours, textures etc. So when we are looking at a piece of artwork those connections come in to play and give us a special relationship with a piece of art. Hence it can be so wonderfully uplifting to find a piece of art you have a special connection to.
I hope you have a week full of such inspiring art