In Print & Online

Introduction to the ABNA Summer Exhibition Catalog

Introduction to the ABNA Summer Exhibition Catalog

I unexpectedly became a published author this summer when an invitation to write a sentence or two for the ABNA summer exhibition catalog became ... An Introduction to Naïve Art Naïve art is often easy to identify and yet it can be almost impossible to define even for naïve artists themselves, after all if we could use words none of us would be painters. So, being asked to write an introduction to this year’s ABNA Summer Exhibition catalogue is a bit like being asked a child’s riddle, one which has both no obvious answer and more possible answers than seems quite fair.  This is...

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"Take Five" Interview with Catching Fireworks Creative Coaching

"Take Five" Interview with Catching Fireworks Creative Coaching

In May I was invited by Deborah Henry-Pollard of Catching Fireworks Creative Coaching to participate in her regular series of insightful interviews.You can read our interview below, including my answer to 'What kind of shoe would I be?'   In your professional life, what is the single best thing about what you do?  I never wanted to suffer for my art, so when parenting responsibilities consumed my life it was easier to put my art making aside than to pursue it. Only that made me suffer in a different way. So, the very best thing about what I do today is that it works...

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Burgess Hill 'About Town'

Burgess Hill 'About Town'

Burgess Hill Town Council produces a printed magazine three times a year giving information about local events and activities, and I was delighted when they offered to feature me and my artwork their December 2016 issue.

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DSFA Magazine 'Carousel'

DSFA Magazine 'Carousel'

For its Winter Issue 2016 the Diplomatic Service Families Association (DSFA) ran a feature article on the Expat Artists Network I founded this summer. For more about the EAN please see the 'Community' menu at the top of this page. Below, you can read a little about what inspired me to start this group, and hear about the experience of being an expat artist first hand from one of our members. As a surprise treat the 'Carousel' editors chose to use my painting 'Storm in a Teacup' for the front cover of the issue.  

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Three Little Words: Breathe, Nurture and Dream

Three Little Words: Breathe, Nurture and Dream

Last month the London Professional Artists group of which I am a member asked me to share the 'Three Little Words' which inspire me on Instagram. My words are Breathe, Nurture and Dream. These words are how I remind myself to focus on the important things in my life as I balance my health (mental and physical), family caring responsibilities and creative practice. It's a juggling act we all struggle with from time to time, sometimes in a downward spiral of stress and anxiety. My words then are my battle cry to the challenges that might otherwise overwhelm me -...

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