Favourite artist: Gary Bunt

My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist. I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch. I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings andContinue reading “Favourite artist: Gary Bunt”

The day I discovered ACEO cards

Check out these teeny tiny mini paintings! Aren’t they so cute! Today I’m halfway through a personal challenge to paint 50 ACEO paintings. What is an ACEO? An ACEO is a little tiny work of art. ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. Collecting them is a craze that is sweeping the UK. IContinue reading “The day I discovered ACEO cards”

A work in progress 

5 weeks to go and the countdown is on!  I didn’t quite gauge how much work would be involved when I signed up for the Country Living Mag Christmas Fair this November.  But I am enjoying the challenge of ‘quick-decide-what-your-actual-style-is-and -stick-to-it-then-make- a-tonne-of -art’  That was the biggest challenge – learning what art style of mineContinue reading “A work in progress¬†“

The chained elephant

  “The Chained Elephant” story by Jorge Bucay, a Argentinean psychologist When I was small, I used to love circuses, and what I liked best about them were the animals. The elephant in particular caught my attention, and as I later found out, other children liked the elephant too. During the performance, this enormous beastContinue reading “The chained elephant”