Frederico Garcia Lorca is one of Spain’s best known poets and now a popular icon.
I love to paint the land and the sea, especially if I can be outside in the elements and with nature. However there is another side to my creative work which gives me freedom to just apply paint, texture and colour without any thought for the outcome or with any ego attached to the potentialContinue reading “Intuitive Art 5 day painting in 5 minutes !”
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 ?”
If you have ever wanted to pick up a paint brush for the first time or would like to improve your existing talents, I shall be holding two Art and Painting holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas in Spain this year. Immerse yourself in the landscape, sketch in the studio or break out and have aContinue reading “Painting Holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas”
Stay loose Learn to watch snails Plant impossible gardens Invite someone dangerous to tea Make little signs that say ‘yes’ and post them all over your house Make lists, lists and more lists Make friends with freedom and uncertainty Don’t be scared to be you Look forward to your dreams Cry during movies Swing asContinue reading “How to be an Artist !”
Having been a painter all my life, the most difficult thing about creating a painting is finding the inspiration to make an original and inspired work of art. After all without inspiration an artist has nothing. So as I walk with trepidation the relatively long distance from my kitchen where I make the brown nectarContinue reading “Where Does an Artist Find Inspiration ?”
I found these mushrooms growing outside my studio. As I pulled one from the ground to take a closer look, the deep brown pigment sang to me as it floated into the air and disappeared. As I watched the spores float away I knew I wanted to capture them forever. I noticed the sienna powderContinue reading “Without this mushroom. . . .”