I have been living my dream of being an artist and I have a wonderful art studio which is large and bright and has lots of space to be creative. I have been painting for over 20 years, however just recently I wasn’t really feeling very happy or fulfilled with the art I was creating and I was strugglingContinue reading “Intuitive Art”
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”
February is the only month it feels like Winter here in Spain as the temperatures drop quite considerably, especially at night time. The olive trees disappear under the swirly rain clouds. Then the rain begins, preparing the trees for the next crop of liquid gold.
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 !”
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 ?”
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 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”
The cool fresh breeze, the sound of the sea What’s out there is a mystery. High waves, spray and foam, the horizon so still Dead crab, purple urchin, washed up weed Thoughts drift in and out like the tide until ……. SPLASH !
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/
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 ?”