Month: September 2017

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Kew Gardens – what a treat. It has all the standard wildlife spotting that one can expect in a british park these days – the odd moorhen, Canada goose, ducks and squirrels. More than that, you will be confronted with some of the world’s most celebrated […]

Renegades In Art

Renegades In Art

We all love renegades, characters who buck the trend. They, with the benefit of hindsight, propel history forward and break down barriers, offering new ways of thinking, seeing and doing things. Enter two – very different – artists who in the late 19th and early […]

Framing At The Studio

Framing At The Studio

I’ve been so busy with a number of private and confidential commissions to undertake, and subsequent framing. It has been fun! They are now in the post or being stored for later delivery! Many of the pieces have been surprise gifts for their loved ones […]

Crafting Fabrics Through Painting

Crafting Fabrics Through Painting

Recently a walk around the Seville Fine Art Museum ( a little known Spanish gem) showed just how ornate and sumptuous fabrics from history were. Real clothing is often lost because their fragility doesn’t stand the passage of history, so paintings from 1400’s onwards are […]

Art On The High Street: Why We Should Encourage It

Art On The High Street: Why We Should Encourage It

Purchasing original art has never been more accessible. From the 1980’s when Pullman editions and Athena made buying art posters more mainstream through high street accessibility, reproduction and pricing structures, we now have Whitewall Galleries, Artique, Castle Galleries and the like dotting our high streets doing […]

Discovery: Nuria Postigo

Discovery: Nuria Postigo

Last month, I was walking in downtown Seville and, after a little copa in the local tapas bar, meandered into L’Image, an art gallery in Central Seville. My eyes set upon Nuria Postigo‘s painting. Serene, colourful, peaceful and abstracted: I’d never seen or heard of […]

Spotlight: ‘Sevilla En Fiestas’ by Gustavo Bacarisas

Spotlight: ‘Sevilla En Fiestas’ by Gustavo Bacarisas

Gustavo Bacarisas (Gibraltar, 1873 – Seville, 1971) isn’t well known internationally, but in the context of 20th century Sevillian art, he’s a star. Not only is Bacarisas prominent in Spain’s art story, he also beautifully represents the passion, colour, drama, mood and flavour of Sevillian […]

Top Tips for Dog Photography

Top Tips for Dog Photography

We all love our dogs: spoiling them, treating them, making them happy. Pet madness is here to stay. Cue the popularity of pet portraits. I always love the chance to work with a new pup. And to make the piece I always need reference material. […]

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Now I love art history and I can tolerate the driest of history programmes (much to Tom’s boredom) but even I find art museums can often be hit-and-miss. Fortunately for us both (poor Tom) every aspect of this museum surpassed expectations. Firstly, the building is […]

Natural Disaster And Culture: Wishes To The Caribbean…and Florida

Natural Disaster And Culture: Wishes To The Caribbean…and Florida

All My Very Best Wishes To The Caribbean…and Florida: The week’s devastating weather events have got me to thinking about the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma and their cultural heritage. Having had close friends live through Hurricane Katrina, I completely understand the devastation and life-altering change that […]