Interview for Creative Room 4 Talk

Sharing my latest media feature for Creative Room 4 Talk, I was invited to be interviewed to feature on their blog and in their Issuu online magazine for October.  It was a really fun interview to participate in, and I look forward to working with them again soon. Here is an excerpt of just a few questions which really got me thinking: Who would ...

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Which painting do you prefer?

I have been painting different etudes of lilacs, to find the right style to reflect my thinking around an inspiring quote by Maya Angelou.  In this post I'll share the stages of two paintings, so you can see how I approach building up my thinking and the colours to achieve certain expressions.  I think primarily through colour, and while most of my work ...

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Princess, Party and Porcelain in Thailand 2015

Princess, Party and Porcelain in Thailand 2015...what an adventure!  While many of you will have seen the album of photos on my facebook profile and fan pages, there is always a story behind the pics.  I'm going to share some of the most memorable experiences of this amazing event in Thailand, and hopefully it might inspire you to come along to the next ...

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A focus on contrast and value for lustre roses on porcelain

One of the most important elements of designing your work when creating mood, to communicate and idea or point of interest or to evoke a feeling from your work, is the use of contrast and value .  The focus on strong contrasts of light and dark in paintings is termed as Chiaroscuro, an Italian terms from the Renaissance where usually bold contrasts affe ...

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 During my masterclasses in Sweden, I painted two etudes during my demonstrations of acrylic painting techniques in abstract expressionism. The first painting was an expression about my first experiences of Sweden and meeting my wonderful friend and artist Turid Wassenius.  Turid made me feel very welcomed in her home, and her hospitality, generosity an ...

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