Harley Open: Exhibition Photos

The Harley Open is a biennial art competition and exhibition at the Harley Gallery in Worksop. The gallery is located on the amazing Welbeck Abbey Estate which is home to not only the abbey itself but also artists studios, a…

SWA 2017: Review

Society of Women Artists The Society of Women Artists was founded as far back as 1857 and has famous names connected to it, such as Dame Laura Knight as one of its presidents in 1932.  It is obvious how important…

Exhibition: RWA Air

While I was at the Royal West of England of Art (RWA) in Bristol for a workshop, I decided to pop in the current exhibition, Air: Visualising the Invisible in the British Art 1768 – 2017. The exhibition features some…

Bitesize Blog: Holbein

Click the image for XXL Hans Holbein the Younger A Lady with a Squirrel and Starling Oil on Panel, 56×38.8cm, 1526-8 This is one of Holbein’s most beautiful paintings and yet we do not know for certain who this serene…

Why I moved to WordPress

Regular readers might have noticed that they are reading this latest blog post in a slightly different environment. No, you haven’t landed on someone else’s website, it is still me. I have just changed the way my website is managed…

Verspronck: Girl in Blue

To many viewers, his paintings might look alike. Portraits of men and women, often with dark brown backgrounds, wearing black clothing and a fabulous snow-white ruff or flat collar. There are a few exceptions of course, but the majority of…

Create

“You don’t decide to be an artist, art gets inside of you. It’s like falling in Love” Carmen Herrera, 1915-> love that quote. It explains very well how and why I became an artist. I wasn’t born an artist. I didn’t…