Insight into my Landscape Artwork

Landscape art and painting refers to the translation of natural scenery into artistic impression. Here I offer you the opportunity to follow my musings, news and general ramblings! I offer insight into my creative world of abstract art, landscape artwork, my creative process and my inspiration. My journey as a contemporary artist is a colourful one!

New Studio!

New Studio!

So this has happened! This week I picked up the keys to my first ever rented studio space and as you can see I'm rather excited by it! I've been fortunate enough to have had a room at home to use as an art space until now, but as my work gets bigger and I want to...

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And then we remember…. what makes it all worthwhile!

And then we remember…. what makes it all worthwhile!

Not many people realise but I'm an introvert, painfully shy and uncomfortable in a large crowd. Taking part in an art fair is a big move for me, especially as a newly returning artist. Putting yourself 'out there' and in front of a huge audience - face to face - is...

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Are you in the fear cycle?

Are you in the fear cycle?

One of the biggest barriers to getting things done (including making art) is fear. This is something I’ve spoken about extensively but today in my journaling something deeper emerged. I realised that this fear can develop into a cycle that becomes self-feeding and can...

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Time for quiet reflection

Time for quiet reflection

Whew, the first day of the new year.... it feels almost a relief to be here. Not because I'm glad to see the back of 2018 (far from it actually, it was a pretty awesome year on the whole) but because there seems to be so much pressure around having fun and partying...

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When the call gets too strong to ignore

When the call gets too strong to ignore

I’m feeling pretty energised as I write this. It’s one of those days where I actually feel on top of things (rare!) and that is allowing excitement and anticipation to flow freely. It’s a great feeling, one that sadly I’m not terribly familiar with in recent times....

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What happens when you ruin your art!

What happens when you ruin your art!

2 weeks before I'm due to debut a series of new paintings at a big UK art fair I mess them up. Totally. Utterly. Ruined! I thought one was finished, and the other wasn't far off, so I carried on with them. I realised the 'finished' one needed a little bit more, so did...

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Creative blocks – the struggle is real!

Creative blocks – the struggle is real!

Fear is a real struggle! Even for accomplished artists – of all disciplines. I recently fell into a 3-week funk with my art. After an all-systems-go period of creativity I seemed to fall into a fear paralysis. I’m not sure what triggered it…. my need for perfection...

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Accountability – the best motivator!

Accountability – the best motivator!

I stalled recently on my creative endeavours. Events in my personal life have been sapping my energy and resulting in a struggle to get myself into my studio. When I feel overwhelmed like this, my creativity is one of the first things to suffer. I feel stirred to...

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Getting stuck and finishing

Getting stuck and finishing

It's been an interesting few days in the studio. Yesterday I couldn't settle, I finished one piece but struggled to get near resolution on others. I had to force myself to switch to something completely different to shake up the energy and I finished the day with only...

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Taking risks

Taking risks

I've tended to err on the side of caution most of my life. Actually, I say that but now I think about it I wasn't like that when I was younger! From doing a parachute jump aged 16 to travelling 20 hours by bus from my home town in Cornwall to Scotland aged 19 to sail...

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