Category Archives: Inspiration

Inspiration-Alexander Calder

I first discovered Alexander Calder when I was at art college and I fell in love with his miniature circuses. He called them Cirque Calder and invited artists such as Picasso to view them. He invented the mobile and I … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Ginny Grayson

You might think a portrait painter is an unlikely inspiration for me, but I have been teaching lots of classes based on portraits and came across this beautiful work. Ginny Grason is an artist from New Zealand, now living in … Continue reading

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Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh

Well the beginning of March has been a real hibernation for me so far as I have got a bug that is really outstaying its welcome. ¬†Anyway needless to say I haven’t done much work but I have finally sorted … Continue reading

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Edinburgh

Just after new year my friend Lisa and I took a jaunt to Edinburgh, it was my birthday and it was so nice to do something special. I studied my Illustration degree in Edinburgh but I haven’t been back for … Continue reading

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365 days…2016

january february   march     april may june july august september october november december

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Under the Same Sky; Blue Skies and Patchwork Fields

This was a warm day that made me feel lucky to live in Hebden Bridge. Blue skies and patchwork fields-what could be better?

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place to paint

A few weeks ago on the sunniest day I went for a walk in the hills where I live.Every Friday I walk my friends dog and it gives me the perfect excuse to get outside (I am inside so much … Continue reading

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