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

I am writing a book!

I am excited to  tell you that I am writing a book about making art. But my excitement is tinged with sadness because today I have also closed off access … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 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

Artists see things differently

I sometimes think the main difference between artists and other people is the artists ability to see things differently. Artists, like scientists seem to notice more details about what is going on. But unlike … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artquest 5 – Putting time into your storehouse of ideas.

Many beginner artists say to me, ‘I’ve done my drawing [or whatever] course but now that I’ve finished I don’t know what to draw.’ And even more experienced artists can … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The holidays: top six ways for getting some art happening.

I find that we all get busy during the year and we say to our selves ‘in the holidays I will make some art’, thinking you will have loads of … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment