Traditional v Contemporary – What’s Your Choice?

The traditional image of a beach hut for most people would be the beautiful shabby chic candy striped huts, taking us back to the Edwardian era in a tide of nostalgia, when changing in public was frowned upon so councils provided these wonderful little huts often with matching deck chairs, for people to change into […]

Is Art More Powerful Than Photography?

As an artist who has always had an interest on the progression of photography and printing and how it has developed I thought it was interesting to recently read about the increase in fine art on magazine covers rather than the traditional photographs. Fashion magazines have obviously been featuring photographs on their covers for decades […]

Did Van Gogh’s Mental Health Difficulties Add To His Creative Genius?

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16th May 2021.  Mental health has been a massive part of art for generations. So many artists have had issues with their mental health, it is assumed because of their sensitivity to the world around them. Creativity exists from how people […]

Geometry & Perspective In Art With The Father of Modern Art – Paul Cezanne

Continuing my theme of artist influencers another hugely important artist for me is Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) , the artist many dubbed the ‘Father of Modern Art’. Cezanne moved through and alongside the Impressionists but eventually broke away with his unique vision in art and due to this new, almost sculptural approach to painting, became an […]

Precision In Art

"Classic Landscape" by Charles Sheeler

Influencers From Precisionism To Vorticism Precisionism was a movement that started to gather pace in the 1920’s influenced by Futurism and Cubism as well as its strong connections to Art Deco. One of its pioneers was Charles Sheeler, an artist whose work I much admire. Sheeler actually initially was a commercial photographer who focused on […]

My Artist Influencers- David Hockney

As a painter naturally I have an innate interest in other artist’s work. Whether simply admiring their talent or being subconsciously influenced by their style it has all contributed to the formation of my artistic taste. Over the next blogs, I am going to write about those artists whose work is definitely on my list […]

Time To Buy The Perfect Mood Lifting Gift

So it’s lockdown again, but let’s remain positive and use this time to think about buying art. There could not be a better time to search for art online, whether for new interesting artists, your favourite artists or via art galleries. We are all doing our best to make it easy for you to buy […]

The Power of the Portrait

I am an artist who always looks at the world around me and I want to transfer my vision onto canvas. My collection of People and their portraits holds an important role in my portfolio of work. I have had the pleasure of being commissioned to make some wonderful portraits of friends and collectors as […]

Simple Painting Techniques

Art in the Coronavirus outbreak can really help distract our minds and these simple painting techniques can help pass the time in a constructive and satisfying way. Over the next few weeks, I have decided to do a series of videos demonstrating some of the creative things I do in my daily life because I’m […]