Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Trees in Landscape for Arttutor.com

I had a fairly intensive day of sketching and describing for arttutor.com in Liverpool yesterday. hopefully when Jon has done his editing, the tutorials will make sense. I was fairly satisfied with the sketches I did though - looking at trees in the landscape...

































Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Hearth and Heart

Hearth and Heart have come to s o u l s p a c e this week with the installation of our woodburning stove. It feels great - really warm and inviting. :)

Monday, 5 December 2016

Filming for arttutor.com

I went to Liverpool last week to film a couple of pastel landscapes for arttutor.com. We started late because of traffic but I was pleased with the end results and with some good editing from Jonathon, I'm hoping my dialogue will come up to scratch too. Here are the demonstration pieces.


Friday, 11 November 2016

On the Anniversary of Armistice Day

I've been feeling reflective today on the anniversary of armistice. This is a piece I painted some time ago called 'Torn'. At the time it represented a personal sense of conflict and loss but perhaps today it can represent a more universal sense of these things.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

A good day

It was a good day in the studio working with acrylics, a palette knife, memory and imagination....














Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Forthcoming Feature in Live Ribble Valley Magazine

Exciting times - we were interviewed this week for a feature in Live Ribble Valley Magazine about Soulspace Art Studio which will be released around the 10th/11th November. Here are one or two of the pictures we took to send off to the magazine for possible inclusion....



















Monday, 12 September 2016

Staithes Art & Heritage Festival 2016

We had a great weekend taking part in Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival, sitting in the very characterful 'Garden Cottage', drinking tea and talking art and poetry with so many (and varied) people. We even managed some decent sales and the 'Naked Soul' combination of Jo Lewis's poetry and my artwork went down really well. Especially pleased for Jo because it affirmed that what is deeply personal is also fairly universal - people were clearly moved by her words. Very grateful to Jim Mason who lends us the cottage each year (and lets us put holes in it) and to my sister Caroline and Husband Paul who come and support us in all kinds of practical ways each year. Feeling the love. :)