What’s stopping you creating?

What’s stopping you creating?

I’ve been teaching and working in art groups quite a lot over the last few months, and it always bothers me how people stop themselves from making art, telling themselves they’re rubbish or repeating things they were told by teachers years ago. What is...
My 6 most popular blog posts

My 6 most popular blog posts

Happy New Year everyone! I’m looking forward to another year of blogging about my work and how I do it, but I thought I’d start off with a summary of some of my most popular blog posts so far, just in case you missed them: 1. How to choose and mix colours...

Tell us about your art

Are you an artist or a crafter? I’d love to know about your work, what motivates you and any top tips you have so I can feature you on this blog. I’ve made a short questionnaire on survey monkey if you’d like to take part. I’ll use the surveys...
Finding your art style

Finding your art style

When you are learning how to draw and paint being able to recognise your style can be one of the biggest frustrations, but it just means learning how to paint consistently, confidently and recognisably in your own visual ‘voice’. Learning from others For a...
Confidence

Confidence

I had a wobbly week the other week, I completely lost my confidence. Being an artist is pretty much all about having confidence in your work to show people what you’ve done so it’s not great when you lose it, but I think it’s an occupational hazard...
Travel sketching light

Travel sketching light

The absolute best way to improve your drawing is to practice, anywhere and everywhere you can but I’m very guilty of limiting my sketching to my house because it’s so much more convenient and warm! Sketching out and about is something I haven’t done...

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