Category Archives: Inspiration

Songs for Painting

  1.belle and sebastian-lazy line painter jane 2.joni mitchell-a case of you 3.teenage fanclub-every picture i paint 4.billy bragg-must i paint you a picture? 5.red house painters-grace cathedral park 6.andy summers and robert fripp-painting and dance 7.ultimate painting-central park blues … Continue reading

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Preview…Open Studios

Plenty of postcards made for my open studios…particularly this one featuring my cat Billy! And the real thing.

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Inspiration-Atlier Bingo

Atelier Bingo are a duo from France specialising in graphic design , surface pattern and illustration. They make bright screen prints and illustrations focussing on pattern and colour.I always like abstracts as they are something I don’t (kind of can’t) … Continue reading

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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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