I thought I would tell you about another artist that I admire. Her work is so beautiful and she happens to be a lovely lady too. I first met Valerie Land when she came to tutor a session for Tywyn Art Group. She always made the day so enjoyable with plenty of laughs. She made… Continue reading Artists I admire. Part 2.
After my success with the masking tape I decided to do some further studies in grey. I wanted to concentrate on the forms and tones rather than obsessing over my colour mixing skills (they need some work!). I mixed my own greys as this can give an added dimension to your paintings. I will… Continue reading Studies in tonal greys.
Up until I started at university I had barely touched a pallet knife, except when I wanted to create texture. But I’m a control freak when it comes to my paintings, I obsess over detail. That’s fine if you’ve got all the time in the world to finish a painting, but in uni, you don’t… Continue reading Getting out of my comfort zone.
I had been at university for a few weeks before I produced anything that I was remotely proud of and I wasn’t really trying! I had completed a workshop where we had to mix our own grey and I still haven’t learned how to mix paint without having a large amount of paint left over!… Continue reading My happy accident.
There is one artist who always makes me think about her work long after I have visited her exhibitions. That artist is Shani Rhys James. She was born in Australia but emigrated to Wales as a child. I have visited several of her exhibitions and have also been fortunate to visit a private collector’s home… Continue reading Artists I admire. Part 1.
Work I did while gaining my Certificate of Higher Education.
In 2008, with my children growing up, I decided the time was right to get back to my art. I felt a little rusty after all those years of not creating and so I looked around for any courses in my local area. One day I happened upon an open day for Tywyn Art Group… Continue reading The beginning.