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8 Good Reasons to Create Today

I’m busy, you’re busy, there is always something to do, something that needs your immediate attention. I could wander around my house all day putting things in the right place but it doesn’t achieve anything for me and art.  The house may be less cluttered but, does that matter right now?  So make time.

  1. It reduces stress.
  2. Your art will surprise you, it will generally turn out better than you believe it will.
  3. It will inspire others to start their own art journey – never underestimate the effect you have on others.
  4. The dust will still be there tomorrow.
  5. Don’t plan it  – just see where it takes you.  Life without sat nav is fun.
  6. How often are we selfish? I’m guessing hardly ever, so take the time, you’re more than worth it.
  7. If all the other creators you love hadn’t taken the step you are about to, you wouldn’t feel the way you do.
  8. If art was a part of your regular routine, that would be a positive thing for all the reasons above.  Make it so Number One.
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So why do you paint that?

So people ask me allsorts of things, some of them are even related to my art!

I get asked that a lot…I really do.  Yes – I can paint seascapes and landscapes, yes I can paint flowers, no I don’t paint human portraits, yes I do life drawing.

So why do I paint portraits of shoes?  The answer is simple, they are absurdly difficult.

Everyone has shoes, everyones knows what they look like, so everyone can see when they are wrong.  Everyone is an expert.  Taking photos of shoes is difficult and painting them even more so…..but I love it.

I’ve yet to paint ones that I didn’t love, people are sentimental about them..first baby shoes, wedding shoes, grandad and grandson together shoes, they all mean love and happy memories….

If I can capture what they see and what they love – it makes my day! x



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Bucks Open Studios

Sooooo huge news, I’ve had a couple of years break but I’ve signed up for Bucks Open Studios this year.  There will be a group of us this year, all of us were together at the pop up gallery Artworks in Chesham High Street.  So there will be 4 artists, a glass artist and an upholsterer.  Happy days!