It never ceases to amaze me how works of art can have such an uplifting impact on our emotional wellbeing and connect with us on all levels. I’m in the process of adding lots of new originals to my online store. Head to my website to find a bright and colourful original painting to help combat those January blues.
It may be small, cluttered and bursting at the seams with paintings ready for my solo exhibition in November, but it’s my favourite place in the world 🙂 This is a glimpse of my little studio in Warwickshire.
Your time on this earth is finite yet there are infinite possibilities out there to explore. Believe in yourself and try. After all, you don’t need to see the whole staircase, just the first step to start moving towards the life that you want
Life is beautiful, extraordinary, and filled with opportunities. We all know that right? But sometimes, just sometimes, life can provide barriers (obstacles if you will) that serve to compete with the path of happiness we all so wish to skip along. It can throw up irritating little hurdles that you just have to hop over and carry on as you dance along your merry way. At least that’s the slant on life I try my best to uphold. It’s not easy, and sometimes it can be a downright battle when you feel like you are constantly trying to push, heave and kick obstacles out of your way like a relentless Ninja. But even a Ninja has down days right?! Anyway, today was one of those days for me. But do you know what really cheered me up when I was feeling a bit fed up? This picture of my Dog Harvey (left) and his friend Harvey (right). Whilst on the surface this is a silly picture of two bemused dogs with towels on their heads, …
I love starting a new painting, the mystery and expectations about what the finished piece will look like are part of the journey! Enjoy the sunshine 🌞
When I was a child I read a book about a city in the sky. I think it was a non religious take on heaven. I was filled with a sense of wonder and peace thinking about the magical place it told stories of. It was described so beautifully and as I six year old I was completely enraptured. Now I can’t really remember the details of the book, only the emotional impression that it left and the serene blue illustrated village on the front cover. Tonight I thought I would try and recreate that childlike wonder and tranquility with the start of my latest piece. Wish me luck ☺
It’s tricky balancing a day job around a full time passion but also incredibly rewarding seeing the results of my hard work and focus stacking up around me. If you have a dream, chase it as hard and as far as you can! After all, what is life for if not to challenge yourself to the limit and follow your passions wherever they may lead?
Just let loose and scribble! Art is supposed to be fun! 🙂 If you could name the colour combination that I’ve used here what would you call it and why?
Shifting gear a bit towards more abstract pieces…sometimes it’s fun to paint the colours and shapes that you see when you blur your eyes and let go of the need to create something realistic ☺ Does anybody else think that dandelions are beautiful?