Category Archives: Inspiration
It was really lovely to spend the day with my friend, artist Carole Miles, and some of my students upcycling some old crockery and making a cake stand which will be useful with Christmas coming up but will cheer up … Continue reading
My students are lovely, and also very kind, it’s good to know they get so much out of the class and being with the other students who are all very supportive of each other. This is from Mary: I am … Continue reading
If you’d like to join me in an upcycling workshop with artist Carole Miles using china to make things like cake stands and also some mini-lino prints do email me. It takes place at Litchborough Village Hall from 10am – … Continue reading
if you missed the first of the Reith lectures on Radio 4 you can listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03969vt/The_Reith_Lectures_Grayson_Perry_Playing_to_the_Gallery_2013_Democracy_Has_Bad_Taste/ Grayson speaks as he finds regardless of what the art establishment thinks and tries to cut through the plethora of ‘artspeak’. Good … Continue reading
Don’t want to hurry you but there is just one room left for France in June and Wales in September is booking up now so don’t leave it too late, contact me if you need more information..
Well it was goodbye to France last night and back to England after a fantastic week, I’ll be posting sketches when I’ve caught up with a few things. For those of you who are interested in joining me in France … Continue reading
I make sure there are some interesting extras to paint such as washing on the line. See more on Art Days
there seems to have been a butterfly population explosion recently!
Tuesday 6th Aug & Wednesday 11th Sept - 2 days drawing in Sonia’s large garden in Eydon including a buffet lunch – come to one or both! Already booking well so don’t leave it too late as the group is kept … Continue reading
Having just recovered from running a busy but very successful art holiday for ArtChalet in Cornwall last week I thought I should post some of the photos of the students. A great time was had by all with lots of … Continue reading
I was able to spend a day painting with Glyn Macey before my art holiday in Cornwall began down on Marazion beach with a great view of St Michael’s Mount. Glyn’s book, ‘Acrylics Unleashed’ is one of my favourites … Continue reading
I had a great time at Bay Tree Cottage running their Botanical drawing day, if you missed it there is another in September. There are some beautiful flowers out there so why not have a go at drawing or painting … Continue reading
Anyone with children, grandchildren or who needs a bit of inspiration for their own work might like this blog http://www.redtedart.com/ where there are lots of ideas and starting points, I especially like ‘Great Artists projects for toddlers’
There has been a bit of a break in my blogs as I’ve been travelling in Eastern Europe, lots of inspiration for new work now.
those of you coming to Cornwall with me will be particularly interested in Susan Isaac’s work from Cornwall as we will be visiting some of those places, maybe others of you will be making a trip there on your own … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGrUuwa1Ql4 shows Shirley Travena having fun with watercolour, she has been around for a while and her work has developed since this clip but she does know how to enjoy herself with paint! Her books are great too.
I run classes at Daventry Methodist Church and last week Deacon Janet Thomas told me about Crafty Coffee which will be starting on Monday 22 April at the Methodist Church in Daventry. The group will meet fortnightly excluding Bank Holidays … Continue reading
coming up soon – Tuesday March 19th – at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone – book direct with Bay Tree, £75 for a one day workshop – 9.30am to 3pm (includes a scrummy homemade lunch and refreshments through the day). Book … Continue reading
I thought it might make a change for my students to hear someone else talk so I invited Michael Warr to demonstrate caran d’ache products, luckily he backed up the things I usually tell the students and was a lovely … Continue reading
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/lichtenstein might interest some of you!