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My Artist Residency in Great Art in Shoreditch London

  Artist residency programs come in all shapes and sizes. From those that provide a chance to escape from the normal stresses and pressures of daily life solely to focus on creating art, to research residencies enabling artists to undertake further reading on a specific topic, to collaborative residencies which focus on the interaction with fellow artists, and many others. But few focus on enabling the interaction between artist and public, like the artist residency at Great Art in Shoreditch London.   As somebody who has been used to working in my own art studio in Wimbledon Art Studios for nearly three years, or at home, I am one of those people who loves the solitude of creating artwork. When...

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At the Harvest - Albury Vineyard Inspired Artworks

Albury Vineyard is a jewel in the Surrey Hills. It is an intoxicating combination of beauty and agriculture – both a stunningly scenic place and a place of hard work. Recognized as an area of outstanding natural beauty in southern England, the Surrey Hills is a walker’s and biker’s paradise. Whether its rain, sun or clouds, the scenery of the rolling undulating hills is truly spectacular. This slice of English countryside is a fitting setting for one of England’s finest vineyards – Albury Vineyard, which has been making organic sparkling and still wines for 10 years. Having moved to Surrey this year, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find such a strong presence of English winemakers locally. Making wine has always...

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Artist blog - When does destruction breed creation? Creating Birth from Death with Art.

Artist blog - When does destruction breed creation? Creating Birth from Death. There is a fundamental circularity in life. A natural rhythm. These are the certainties in life – we are all born. We die. There is comfort in that certainty. But often, in the darkness and despair of death, there is new life. Life goes on no matter what. And often, when lives are touched by death, the life that is then continued takes on an extra precious quality. It is imbued with significance that perhaps before was taken for granted.   And yet, not all destruction is bad. Sometimes, destruction is necessary to create something new. Something different. Something better than it was before. Existing takes effort.   Creating...

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Top Tips To Choosing Your Perfect Artwork - Colour

Do you love art, but struggle to choose the perfect painting for your home? Do you wonder what colours to use to bring your home to life? Then read on for my top tips how to use colour to find the perfect artwork to decorate your home with style, elegance, and creativity!   As an artist, I have a unique insight into people’s decision-making process when it comes to choosing the perfect artwork for their home! What do many people struggle with? Colour!   Colour is such an emotive topic… Everybody has a favourite colour! Most of us have a colour that immediately transports us back to a specific experience – a favourite vacation, childhood experience, or emotional moment. And...

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Life's a Journey, Not a Destination - New Artworks

There is a famous quote “life is a journey, not a destination” attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. These words have always spoken to me. No more so than when I moved to London nearly 10 years ago in search of adventure. I had no expectations of what my life in London would be like. While I came to London with a job in a bank (my day job), I truthfully had no set notions of what London would be for me – a short stint, a temporary adventure, or a life-long love affair. I just didn’t know and I couldn’t predict how things were going to turn out. And I still can’t. But in reality, those ten years have been...

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