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  • Keep your clothes on

    Mon, 31/07/2017 - 00:00

    Ever since we started producing visual imagery for promotion and advertising, the human body has been used to capture people’s attention. But is it just me, or has that become something where the less clothed the human is -  no matter what the ware being promoted -  the better? It honestly pains... Read more...

  • Get off your phone

    Thu, 29/06/2017 - 20:17

    Not everyone is cut out to be an artist, but everyone is capable of depicting a personal perspective through imagery. One might not call all of it art, but we will leave the eternal “what is art?” question for another blog post. Not everyone is willing to lead a life where you spend a lot of... Read more...

  • Unseen Value

    Wed, 31/05/2017 - 00:00

    There is an almost contradictory value in the unseen pieces of art, sketches, doodles and drafts that artists produce. The time spent sketching, researching and experimenting, without the intention of the work ever being shown, is invaluable creative time. This time that goes unnoticed is... Read more...

  • Inspiration untamed

    Fri, 28/04/2017 - 23:49

    When inspiration conjures something clearly enough, I need to stop whatever I may be doing and translate that emerging idea into some kind of visual language or form. Sometimes it comes as a mark or markings, sometimes a stream of sentences or words, that need to be written down or recorded and... Read more...

  • The Art of a Woman

    Wed, 30/11/2016 - 00:00

    This month, I was invited to take part in an event that promoted and discussed the role of women in the arts. I was asked to be one of the guest speakers at the round table discussion that proceeded the opening night to two female artists’ exhibition. I feel honoured to have been invited and... Read more...

  • Showing my true colours

    Mon, 31/10/2016 - 00:00

    This year, I started showing my work again after more than a ten-year hiatus of chosen non-exposure. I showed works that I thought I would never show to anyone. I created them in the privacy of my studio and without the intention of ever making them public. It was blissful and very necessary for... Read more...

  • Do as you like and like what you do

    Sun, 18/09/2016 - 12:35

    “You need to get onto Facebook and Instagram, and start writing a blog”
    “But I loathe Facebook, have never heard of Instagram and why on earth would I write anything that can be publically read?”
    Conversation between me and my web-designer in March 2016

    “Hey! Great to... Read more...

  • Creating between the lines

    Wed, 31/08/2016 - 00:00

    Part of what I love about being an artist, is that I get to create my own structure and meaning both in my work and my daily life. When that structure no longer works for me, I look for and create another, for as long as that supports my freedom of expression. Without any kind of structure at... Read more...

  • Calculating beauty

    Sun, 31/07/2016 - 09:30

    What is it that makes one painting “work” more than another? Classical painters would say it is due to complying to the of rules of composition, palette and pre-defined ratios. Others would say that it is the artists’ ability to touch the viewer, to move them emotionally. Others, something... Read more...

  • When making art comes full circle

    Wed, 29/06/2016 - 18:54

    When I graduated from art college in the 90s, it was at a time when artistic expression, rather than form or technique, was all the rage. What you had to express, rather than how you did it, was what mattered. Artworks were valued on how original or, better still, provocative... Read more...