Face Painting And (Not) Me


My best effort for last year's Halloween ... wish me better luck for this year's attempt!

There are some artists who can seem to turn their hand to any genre of art.  They are arty through and through from how they dress to who they know and what they produce in oh-so-many forms.  I would love to be more like that.  However, I am reminded at this Halloween time of year that I am not.  Whenever my children ask me to paint their faces for some event or other, I feel a cold sweat coming on.  I can’t stand the dragging sensation of the cheap wax make up that the supermarkets sell, but I am too ill informed (and too disorganised at this level of outfit detail) to have anything better at my disposal. Continue reading Face Painting And (Not) Me

A Day In The Life


Intense shown here in situ. 
And sometimes that is just how life is

What is a typical day for you?  Finding that hard to answer?  Me too.  The joy of working from my home studio is that I can be there for my two boys when they need me.  And sure, there is lots of routine that goes with having children.  So a typical day during a term-time week is relatively predictable at certain points.  For example the morning comprises endless cajoling the boys to: eat their breakfast; get dressed; and clean their teeth. It is all standard fare in households the world over.  As is the inevitability of me being five minutes behind schedule. Every. Single. Day.  I’m not sure why, as I make every effort to be on time. Every. Single. Day.  I just know that I am not alone in this – to anyone else struggling to get their day (and anyone else’s) underway, I salute you! Continue reading A Day In The Life

10 Things They Asked About ‘The Person Behind The Art’

Outdoor studio selfie

Not to be self absorbed but … I have been asked a lot lately why I don’t post pictures of me on my social media sites.  The answer is simple – my work is visual so I have assumed that any followers of my work want to see that and that alone.  But, having recently participated at The New Artist Fair in London’s trendy E1 Arts district I learned that people actually wanted to know a little more about the person behind the art just as much as they wanted to engage in the work itself.

Far be it from me to keep it all to myself so for those who want to know a little more about what makes me tick read on for a wee bit of an insight … Continue reading 10 Things They Asked About ‘The Person Behind The Art’