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What is it like to be an artist in London?

This week, Time Out London asks the question of whether being an artist in London “sucks”.  In some ways, it does!  As a professional artist myself and as a founder of a London artist organization with almost 120 members, I can attest to the many times that it does indeed feel that being an artist in London is an uphill battle against unsurmountable obstacles.    First and foremost is the cost of living.  It’s no secret that London has one of the highest costs of living and many Londoners feel this pain – artists, of course, are not exempt from these daily realities.  But the issue of space doesn’t stop there.  For many artists, the materials we use and the...

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Winner of Pebeo Mixed Media Competition - Exhibition in Marylebone London Art Gallery

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that I am one of the selected artists for Pebeo's inaugural Mixed Media Competition. As one of the selected artists, I will have two artworks on show at London’s A&D Gallery, centrally located in Marylebone. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 7th June until Saturday 11th June with two private views, and the works will be available for sale – check out the Facebook event listing. A big thank you to the wonderful team at Pébéo for their support and for organising such a fantastic art competition. The two artworks that were chosen to be exhibited as part of this prize are part of my new "Gold Lust" series are entitled “Dawn Mist Waves Crashing”...

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Busy in the art studio preparing for May

I've been in the art studio all weekend working on some new mixed media artwork for my home open art studio event on May 7-8 (https://www.facebook.com/events/1143752035670289/) and for the Wimbledon art studio open art studios event May 12 - 15 (https://www.facebook.com/events/1288639227832098/) all as part of the Wandsworth Fringe festival in May. I'm making progress and I can't wait to show you my latest artwork at these fantastic events! And, you know you're doing good when the art studio floor is starting to look like an abstract work of art ;-)        

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Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival - Artist Studio Open House - May 7-8

You're invited to my Artist Open House in Southfields (Southwest London) as part of the annual Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival! My home art studio will be open all weekend from 10 am to 6 pm both Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th. For the official full press release, see below.   My exhibition for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival is entitled "Gold Lust" and it will primarily showcase my latest artwork featuring gold leaf. Over the past few months, I've been researching, developing, and creating brand new artworks on art wood panels that combine my love of colour and pattern with the richness and decadence of gold leaf. The end result is an artwork that is truly striking, colourful,...

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Seascape Paintings – my inspiration for my waterscape abstract artwork

People often wonder what my inspiration is for my Seascape paintings. Of course, there is the obvious – the sea. But it goes much deeper than that. I love nature and its ability to transform us. I particularly love watching water – seas, oceans, lakes… I find water very calming and soothing. It reminds us of our place in the world, it reminds us of our dependence on nature and water to survive, and it reminds us of far off lands. I also love how connected to each other water makes us – how water is cycled throughout the whole planet connecting all of us.   Our love of water is very primal – we need it to survive of...

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