A Retreat for the Creative Heart


In a few weeks I shall be working, once again,  with 2 wonderful artists here at Cortijo Las Salinas.  Terre Cerridwyn will be flying all the way from California and Alice Mason will be zooming over from Brighton, UK.  We shall be sharing a week of creative art, dance, nature walks, great food, lots ofContinue reading “A Retreat for the Creative Heart”

LoveHugs have their own website !


The first LoveHug was created over 10 years ago when a gallery approached me and asked me to paint some paintings full of hearts, i.e. heart art.   Since then I have created over 100 LoveHugs, and continue to do so and for every LoveHug sold I donate a percentage of the selling price to charity.Continue reading “LoveHugs have their own website !”

Oil, Acrylic or Watercolour – which one do you prefer ?


The painting ‘Splash!’ was created in three media, oil on canvas, acrylic on paper and watercolour on Fabriano watercolour paper, the same image but each with a different evocative effect.  The oil painting now lives in Ireland, the Watercolour painting lives in Jersey and the acrylic in Belgium.  Its hard to know which one I preferContinue reading “Oil, Acrylic or Watercolour – which one do you prefer ?”

LoveHug4 For Hearts4Eve !


  On Sunday 1st November I shall be attending The Body Retreat Charity Day Camp 2015 to be held at the Eton Dorney Rowing Club, where a new and unique LoveHug will be created for the Hearts4Eve charity.  There is a full programme of fun exercise classes for the day and lots of other exciting stuff asContinue reading “LoveHug4 For Hearts4Eve !”

Pistis Sophia – Angel Goddess of Wisdom and Compassion


Pistis Sophia is known as the Heavenly Mother or Goddess of Faith, Wisdom and Compassion.  She is mentioned in a third century Gnostic text which scholars have struggled to interpret or explain the secret messages contained within.  Her name is Greek and means ‘Faith’ (Pistis) and ‘Wisdom’ (Sophia) – not a religious faith but arising fromContinue reading “Pistis Sophia – Angel Goddess of Wisdom and Compassion”

Seascapes


After spending a few lovely sunny winter days on the beaches of Marbella and working on some commissioned paintings for a beach house in Ireland, I have become completely absorbed with rolling seas, descriptive skies, a clouds that have their own stories to tell. More seascapes can be seen at http://www.steffisartwork.com/seascapes/

How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?


I have spent some time this week with some lovely art students and the question they needed an answer to was ‘How can I become an artist’ and ‘what do artists do all day!’ Well the following is the best way I can answer this question.  I have this list pinned up in my studioContinue reading “How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?”

The great artists who left our world in 2011


Watching the BBC News this morning, they showed a programme listing all the famous people who passed over in 2011, however the only artist i.e. painter, they mentioned was Lucien Freud.  In 2011 there were  a number of notable passings in the art world which should not be forgotten. The California Minimalist John McCracken (b.Continue reading “The great artists who left our world in 2011”