It’s Ok To Hit a Wall

As a writer, writer’s block is not unfamiliar to me. What surprised me, since starting to dabble with other art forms, is that you can hit a wall where all arts are concerned, I recently attempted to paint a portrait of The Beatles: I met the wall at this point. I was due to start…

Compose Yourself

Next time you see something you want to get a photo of, take a moment to think. Think about the composition. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to get what will be yet another ordinary (dare I say dull) snap shot. In fact, even the most ordinary or dull objects can be seen…

Portrait: My Mother-In-Law

How often do we hear mother-in-law horror stories, jokes and anecdotes that tell of the horrible mother-in-laws out there? Well, I am incredibly lucky, My mother-in-law is Sandra and I love her very much. She is, herself, an artist and she is very dear to me. I decided to draw her portrait, in pencil and…

I Have to Say It

You may imagine my ongoing disgust that the Conservatives did so well in the election. My mum languished on the floor of her bungalow, following a fall, for 14-18 hours, before I discovered her. Had the Conservatives not cut funding for her warden service, she would have been found many, many hours earlier and she…

Watching Superman Fly

My childhood was a creative environment and experience.  I count myself lucky, for that. On one occasion, I was allowed to sit in the Director’s chair!  This chair was made of light wood and was foldable.  It had black material for the seat and the back rest was of the same black material but with…

Parkinson’s Painted

I had decided to see whether I could form an artwork that was a descriptive of my experience of having Parkinson’s Disease. Below, you will find the artwork that I created. It represents Parkinson’s Disease, my closest loved nes and my symptoms. I wonder whether you will be able to find meaning in the symbolism…

Remains A Tree

I was driving and happened to find this stunning, dead, tree at the edge of a field I was about to pass. I managed to find somewhere to pull over and I took a photo of the tree. This is the photographic image. I later went into a digital editing app and used art effects…

Man Emerging

A lovely couple, locally, have a son who is a model. From a photo of him, I have sketched my own interpretation of the scene in which he was depicted. Do you indulge in sketching? Please do share your own sketching experiences, in the comments below.

Portrait: Mum

I love portraiture and so I took out a photo of my mum and drew her. This was in 2019. My beautiful mum went on to pass away in January 2020. I am so happy to have drawn this portrait of her. She did get to see this artwork and she seemed delighted with it….

Portrait: Self Bewildered

I drew this line-art styled image; a self-portrait, in early 2020. My mum has just passed away and I found myself utterly shocked and bewildered at this new reality. Have you used art to capture an image of yourself? Have you ever completed a self-portrait during a difficult time in your life? Please share your…