I recently had the opportunity to attend the session on Being Led by Young People with the inspirational Yumma Hussen, Mahnoor Kamran, Dev Sharma and Kwesia, City Girl in Nature. I was blown away by the energy, determination, wisdom and love for life of these young people. I could have listened for a long time […]
I never thought I could draw anything 100 times, but in the end I really enjoyed experimenting with tools and materials. I made a slideshow – visualising my process and its twists and turns.
Working away on my Lena and the Swan project. Here are some preparatory sketches in a range of media.
As the world goes to hell in a handbasket, and the bad news just multiplies, I got out into plein air to sketch and get out of my overthinking, worrying head. Sometimes I packed my painting bag, but sometimes it was just my little sketchbook and an HB pencil. Working with black fineliner and colour, […]
Do not look away. Do not avert your gaze. Do not turn aside.
The Kelpies in Falkirk have become very famous, but this is a view that you rarely see. It pays to go off the beaten track, away from the crowds. You might be surprised by what you find.
The times are urgent. Slow down.
I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.
This autumn I am organising a Land Art project with Sorgenfriskolan in Malmö. Working with ages 6-10, I’ll be helping the pupils (and teachers) to create in nature. Our first “canvas” will be the beech forest at Torup, about 12km from the city of Malmö. It is not just an opportunity to make art in […]
Il est trop tard pour être pessimiste