The humble NHS portrait

A month ago today I put out a request on Facebook and Instagram for NHS workers to come forward for a free portrait.

Saturday afternoon art classes

I have started running Saturday afternoon classes near Stroud via Air BnB experiences.  For me it’s all about using reclaimed materials.  A class currently costs £27 per person inclusive of all materials, equipment and refreshments.  Here is more about what to expect! ABOUT THE CLASS You’ll be welcomed to the workshop with a hot or… Continue reading Saturday afternoon art classes

Painting with Reclaimed Materials – workshop

Big news. I’m now an Air BnB art experience host! Saturday afternoon classes in my workshop near Stroud. Pretty please, with sugar on the top – share this with your creative friends – thank you 😀 https://abnb.me/sVOrPOXER3

1980s Bristol – music, art and demons

As I grew older, I slowly began to drift down the hill from my school to St. Pauls, and as a creative person, it sparked my neurons.  Houses were painted brighter colours, music was played louder, food smelt and tasted better, people laughed a lot and partied. It was a hell of an awakening.

Using creativity to heal – a portrait for a lost friend – Billy Abernethy-Hope

As an artist, it’s hard not to feel like you are being self-indulgent.  But creativity is not just a frivolous pursuit – carried out with love and sensitivity, it really can make a difference to people’s lives, and even in tragic circumstances help people be remembered for the shining lights they were. 

A COVER UP OF THE PAST

It’s been a while since I’ve had an epiphany, but change is definitely in the air.  A few months back the combination of having TOO MUCH OF MY OWN ART and having ready access to left-over spray-paints and gloss paint (that was being chucked out from Damien Hirst’s studio) provoked me to start tossing the… Continue reading A COVER UP OF THE PAST

Lift Art Gallery Exhibition – Caroline Jaine

I’m delighted to announce my collaboration with Lift Art Gallery. Enjoy the virtual tour of my exhibition! http://www.exhibitionatlift.com/caroline-jaine/  

You can take the girl out of Bristol…

A trip down memory lane yesterday, as I pounded the pavement in Bristol taking in some Banksy’s that weren’t there when I last lived there, and Grayson Perry at the Arnolfini that wasn’t there before either.  I was going to write a long eloquent piece about the changing face of Stokes Croft and what it… Continue reading You can take the girl out of Bristol…

“Off The Record” Exhibition artwork

I’ve now finished my three artworks for the Staff Only Exhibition, “Off The Record”.  All three inspired by vinyl records (two of them painting directly on vinyl). If you are interested in attending, the show is on for ten weeks 2 Feb – 15 April at the Meme Art Bar in Stroud (opposite the Subscription… Continue reading “Off The Record” Exhibition artwork

Furniture as a canvas

I grew up in a carpenters workshop – my mum made extra money by painting on pine furniture that my step father had made.  Decades later, having toyed with the odd painted cupboard, I am wondering whether paintings aren’t altogether better presented on a three dimensional object.  Here is my first tester.  It’s not-very-imaginatively called… Continue reading Furniture as a canvas