Making Art

Using your own original ideas.

I’m Running a Workshop!

I’m very excited because in November I will be starting a two week residency and running  a workshop at a fantastic local arts and future ideas organisation called Frontyard in … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

How making art makes me feel.

Yayoi Kusama once said: If it were not for art, I would have killed myself. I don’t think I would go that far myself but I would feel pretty bloody bad. … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Drawing 7: drawing out your ideas

We don’t often talk about the way that drawing actually helps us to improve or ‘draw out’ our ideas. We focus on it as a final result or  as an … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The urge to create is always there – 3 tips to helps you scratch that itch.

I was talking to a guy the other day; we don’t know each other well but we are both artists and we were joking about the fact that sometimes we … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Take an Art Retreat – my tips for making it worthwhile.

Sometimes I turn making art into a real big deal. My thoughts go round and round in my head, and I forget that it’s possible to keep it simple. A … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making art: don’t be afraid to follow a glimmer of an idea

Occasionally  an idea comes to me fully formed: I go make it and there you are. But more often my ideas start off as nothing more than a glimmer, a … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

My top tips for getting into a creative headspace

It can be hard to come in from your normal life and get into a good head space for making art. You can try to do it by having a … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 2 Comments