Steal Like an Artist

Steal like an Artist is a little book full of pearls of witty wisdom by Austin Kleon. An author who draws, as he describes himself, but he is also full of practical, funny and down to earth advice for any creative soul. Read it. Keep it. Worth it.

The Miniaturist

If you are in the UK you might have watched the tv adaptation of The Miniaturist on the BBC on Boxing Day. It is a two-part series, based on the book of the same title by Jessie Burton. The Miniaturist…

Book: Paintings. Fabrics and Lace

It is nearly Christmas and this year I wanted to do something special. So I have designed this gorgeous coffee table book which features my lace and fabric paintings. I chose the lushest paper and a large format to make…

Vibrant Oils by Haidee-Jo Summers

Book Review Haidee-Jo Summers is a wonderful painter well known for her lively plein air paintings. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and an associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I have…

Artists’ Book Shelves

What Do Artists Read? Or do artists just like to look at picture books? It is both of course. My book case is full of books to just leaf through and find inspiration in, as well as books on painting…

Top 10 Best Books on Painting

There are a lot of books on painting out there. And I mean a lot. They range from simple beginners books to technical tomes for the advanced. Some are full of nonsense, others full of pearls of wisdom. So how do you choose if you want to know a bit more?