This painting diary is from my recent trip to Arolla. I'm stayed in a fantastic hotel surrounded by pine forest and snowy mountains. The start of the week consisted of skiing and walking about the region to discover the views and see what inspires me the most. ...Read More
"Art for happiness" is what comes to mind writing this article, hence the title. Danny & Penelope are a couple, and both good friends of mine. Danny and I first met over a cup of tea at a bakery in Champéry. Due to our shared interest in art and...Read More
For many a portrait artist, the main inspiration is light. The beauty of a great painting is often found in the artist’s study of chiaroscuro. Take portrait artist Rembrandt for example, Vermeer & Monet, too. They all depicted light in their own way but what remains constant is that the lighting within their paintings is often the first most striking element pulling us in to look further.
It took some time. We had a plan, but it’s surprisingly hard to get enough consecutive days of similar autumnal weather. High up in the Alps on the Axe Apollon – Saint-Michel where every side of each peak has its own micro-climate.
Finally, just before I need to head to Wales again we get a window.
Getting to know Elizabeth Lamarche: I first met Elizabeth whilst attending the Charles Cecil studios in Florence 6 years ago. We studied together, painting portraits, drawing the figure. Immersing ourselves, along with the other students in all that Florence has to offer. It really is a unique experience that provides each artist with...Read More
Georges Lambert is a talented jeweller, living and working in the Center of Geneva, a city more known for the number of Swiss banks, Lake Léman and high street shopping. Georges offers a welcome contrast to this, making handmade jewellery in his small atelier at the heart of the old town. I sat down and had a chat with Georges to find out how this all came about, what inspires him and what sets his works apart from the rest.
Champery was the first Swiss mountain resorts I ever visited. Back when I was racing mountain bikes at about 19 years of age I had stopped by on a road trip with some friends. After visiting for a week or so I knew I wanted to come back again. Skip 3 years and I was working as a ski instructor for the Freeride ski school in Champery.
For Centuries artist have been fascinated in painting people, the face, the self portrait and figures. Life is constant inspiration and portrait painting is something I do firstly for myself. I try to paint exactly what I want, whatever inspires me at the time.
Honeycomb Marquees provide handmade traditional marquees for all sorts of events in the UK. With humble beginnings, starting off in the living room, followed by lots of hard work they have grown and flourished. They now have their own small business and retain all the qualities they started out with.
You might not think that a bespoke bicycle and painting have much to do with each other, but this bike changes everything. I have been painting ‘en plein air‘ for a few years with an idea in the back of my mind. Often painting in the mountains I would would arrive at the top, tired and wishing I could stay and start another canvas without having to walk back down, then up again.
To begin painting in the Swiss Alps I first need to get there with all my stuff. This time I take the train, with a pair of skis , 3 canvasses, my backpack and a large roller bag. Then finally from Sierre I hop on the funicular, then finally a bus to my destination.
Katharine, My very creative Neighbour and friend is as country as you can get, and in a good way! In her own words, Katherine would say she was an Amateur DIY-ist. So why and HOW did she end up building her own beautiful straw-bale house with a timber frame, and then go on to run her own indie fibre business from home.
I met Anja Dunk through 'howies' clothing. A while back now, I raced mountain bikes and spent a lot of time travelling. At this point I was sponsored by a Welsh clothing company called howies. Each year the riders, skaters & surfers sponsored by howies would get invited for a...Read More
Painting Pembrokeshire is on my radar but I need to wait for the weather to agree with my plans. I can’t believe it’s taken me two years to put all these paintings together. With my largest welsh exhibition on the horizon things are getting exciting now.
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