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Books that artists love

Books that artists love

This week I decided to ask artists to tell me about books that have helped them in their creative practice. The answers were as varied as their art. A surprising number of novels were on the list. Words stirring visual images and acting as a springboard for creativity.
The artist sketchbook - how does it work?

The artist sketchbook - how does it work?

One of the things that I enjoy most when visiting exhibitions is the opportunity to see the notebooks and sketchbooks of the artist in question. Sketchbooks and diaries offer a inique insight into the artist's ways of working and thinking. Reading the notebooks is bit like reading the mind of the artist during the act of creating a new work or series of works.
The show goes on... innovative art exhibitions in the time of Covid-19

The show goes on... innovative art exhibitions in the time of Covid-19

The end of lockdown is in sight, but for now we still have to be patient. We will have to find alternative ways to participate in exhibitions and view works of art. So today I will share with you a few innovative galleries that you can visit or even submit work to despite the current restrictions.

Why art and artists are so important right now

Why art and artists are so important right now

These grey January days are making it hard to keep a positive attitude during this current lockdown. We can walk, and all the evidence points to being outside as good for mood, but we can do very little else. Which is why art and artists are so important right now.

A great team – The ArtSpring Gallery

A great team – The ArtSpring Gallery

There is nothing quite as magical as working with a good team of people. In team sport a good team is what succeeds – the ball moves quickly, nobody is trying to play the whole game on their own, or sitting on the side lines watching.
Everything you ever wanted to know about printmaking.... but didn't dare ask - part 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about printmaking.... but didn't dare ask - part 1

Lithographs, intaglio prints, woodcuts, monoprints... so many words and so many processes. I have been doing some research and I will try to share with you some of the secrets that I have uncovered while trying to understand the different ways in which prints can be made.