Studio Update Hello from my studio, I hope this post finds you safe and well? The start of January saw England back in lockdown and this time I made the decision that I would not let it stop me from making art. A resolution was made to shoehorn it in around work, homeschooling and my voluntary roles in any way I could! I had to shake the feeling I had last year that my art was not important or worthy, particularly in comparison to the dreadful situation so many were facing. I have since realised that it is creativity that keeps the spirits up for so many of us, whether that is in the form of art, music, films, TV, podcasts, knitting, cooking, dancing... the list goes on. I'd love to know how the arts feature in your life, please comment below and let me know! In the studio I have continued my exploration of texture, particularly in the form of my small abstract seascapes which will be ready for sale at the beginning of March. Sign up to my monthly newsletter if you'd like to be among the first to see the collection.
I'm now feeling the pull towards making more sculptural pieces and my sketchbook is starting to fill up with ideas, so keep your eyes peeled for this later in the year!
My first sculptural experiment: A plaster, oil & encaustic vessel.
My First Ebook - Amazing Textures!
I am so excited to tell you that my first ebook was released this morning! I get asked hundreds of questions a month from budding artists over on Instagram and I love to help in any way I can but there is not enough time in the day, sadly. This book includes my techniques from almost two decades of experimenting with texture and paint and I'm delighted to be able to share it with everybody. To celebrate its release I am offering a 20% discount for a limited time. Click 'EBOOK' above to purchase and enter the code TEXTURE at checkout, it will be immediately available to download.
Yesterday saw the start of the annual #100dayproject, a world-wide challenge for creatives to commit to doing a project every day until mid May. I'm really excited to be taking part for the first time and my chosen project is 100 Mini Textured Landscapes. These tiny tiles measure just 5cm and I plan to collage them into one big painting at the end to document my time. Hopefully next time I write I'll be 30 paintings in already! As always, you can keep up with me on social media (I love a chat!) and I'll be posting my progress on Facebook and Instagram as I go. 'Til next month, take care of yourselves :)