Yes, it’s National Poetry Day! The theme this year is Choice! We’ve been asked to Choose a Poem. And I have chosen a poem called, That’s Unbelievable! by Alan Richardson from his book called: There Are Hats….Fun Poems for Children. That’s Unbelievable! Some people … More
How to illustrate children’s books. Steps to take and mistakes to avoid.
How do you prepare to live on Mars? This exhibition in London’s Design Centre asks this question and so much more…….
Find inspiration and practise as an artist with these excellent images.
Wow! Highly recommend this site for all artists. Access the new Google Arts & Culture Site to explore exhibitions/paintings/museums around the world. You can focus on individual paintings or take leisurely walks around museums and art galleries – oh and so much, much more. … More
We experienced another fabulous afternoon of drawing. Daniel, our model was dressed as the perfect post apocalypse vigilante and brought along his own home-created baton and axe! The music was dark and moody and the sketchers created some exceptional pieces.
There is a beautifully curated exhibition currently on at St Albans Museum. It is a small collection of Barbara Hepworth’s scultpures created between 1948 – 1953, when Hepworth spent some time in Hertfordshire. The exhibition is called an ‘Artist in Society’ – an expression … More
Tips on how to sketch and draw the foreshortened figure
Part II on how to improve your drawing skills with a focus on the hands.
Must have books on figure drawing, part one.
A fun drawing exercise using doodles.
Creative life drawing sessions in London
A list of 10 money saving art materials found around the home.
It’s probably worth researching galleries before turning up with paintings-in-hand, as I did. I visited two galleries in one day and could not have had two more contrasting experiences. But before I describe these, I must express my surprise at how willing the gallery-owners … More
‘An illustrator of dark wit and symbolism’, the Guardian.
A hardy band of creatives made their way through wind and rain to the Maltings Arts Theatre on Sunday and stepped into a sunny Californian set, where model Rowena started the session looking fresh out of the crowds of the 1969 Monterey Pop Festival. … More
The Pop Up Drawing Club spent an inspiring Sunday drawing our fab model, Rowena during our 1950s themed event.
The St Albans Museum and Gallery – a world class centre for art and culture.
There’s a very exciting drawing class that I attend as often as I can. Art Macabre is run by entrepreneur and Creative Art Director Nikki Shaill. These drawings were completed at the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch (short walk from Liverpool Stree Station). Nikki … More
St Albans has several good life drawing classes to keep your skills up to date, but are there other drawing classes too..
Seven steps to ensuring you make the most of your solo exhibition.
From 10th March to 4th May: Trestle Arts Base has agreed to host my first solo exhibition. It’s a fantastic space and worth visiting for so many reasons. Apart from supporting local artists, you can attend yoga classes, watch theatre productions, attend mask-making classes … More
A modern day image of Flora, the ancient Roman Goddess of spring. Painted by combining comic art style and realism.
Russian revolutionary posters in David King’s book. A must-buy for all who love graphic art in posters.
Super speedy and nutritious vegan soup. From pan to table in ten minutes.
Drawing with ballpoint pens. A few easy pointers to help you begin illustrating with ballpoints.
A simple, fast and healthy light-bite. Created in minutes, eaten any time of the day.
Alternative to shop-bought bread. Yeast free. Free from preservatives, sugar and salt.
A super speedy tomato and bean soup using tinned tomatoes and tinned beans. Delicious and hearty.
Create a delicious alternative to shop-bought pizza bases at home. They’re crispy and delicious. Simple ingredients, nothing artificial, sugar and salt free. Healthy and easy to store. Cook a batch and store them in the freezer. Serves two. 30 minutes to cook. Ingredients for … More
An easy vegan pancake recipe with chickpea flour. In celebration of Veganuary!