You may or may not know that I am currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Online & Distance Education via the Open University. It is a great course and I’m really enjoying it, it’s not going to be easily achieved, mainly due to juggling it with my workload but I will get there…eventually. Over … More E-learning and my studies
Artists get their inspiration from many sources, I don’t think it’s possible to cite just one as we are sponges for information every single day. There are the traditional sources such as going to galleries to see the work of old masters and contemporaries plus whatever your muse might be in the form of the … More Where does inspiration come from?
So Dorset Art Weeks is finally here and I am loving every minute of it. All the exhibitors put so much time and effort into it that when it arrives, it can seem like both the end and the beginning. Downend Farm Studio has had lots of visitors so far, faces old and new and … More Dorset Art Weeks 2018
Hey everyone, after my last two posts which were very academic and heavy, I promised you that I would write a more technique driven piece and here it is! This weekend I have been lucky to share it with a lovely group who have come to the studio to improve their ‘en plein air’ or … More Painting on location during a ‘proper’ bank holiday.
I know that lots of you read my blog to find out more about my painting techniques and what materials I am currently playing with, but I wonder if you would be able to help me out again? You were very kind with my last post and gave me feedback regarding what you would … More Technology and Art
Earlier in the year, I successfully enrolled on an Open University course with a view to gaining my Master’s Degree in Online and Distance Education. Yes, I can hear you asking ‘Why not art?’ but there are many facets to that question, the main answer being that I was eager to become a better … More Learning about learners, and then learning about art!
Welcome to my new blog and a new space for talking about new things. My social media and website both mainly discuss what my experiences are as a tutor, but in setting up this new blog, it seemed like a good opportunity to discuss what it’s like to be a professional working artist. People generally … More A weekend of owls and questions.