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How We View Art

We all view art differently but there are some consistencies and interesting ways that we respond to artwork which I think are really helpful in understanding our own work. When you understand how people read an artwork, it helps you when making your own artwork, and it helps when you come to sell. It also […]

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Don’t Underestimate The Imapct You Are Having

Have you ever felt like you’re not really getting anywhere and started to worry about what other people are thinking? Do you question if you are good enough or ever think “What’s the point?” Quite often there are things happening to you that you can’t see. The foundations are being laid and you are massively […]

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Can I Copy That Image?

This is such a great question! We all seek inspiration and whether we know it or not, we find it organically every day. Out and about and through the digital wealth of the internet.  Copyright dilemma  Thanks to the internet, we have so much inspiration at our fingertips. From images on Google, Pinterest, Instagram… in […]

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Stop, Look, Listen!

I am not sure about you, but do you find that life can sometimes take over? We are constantly bombarded with messages and social media is always there. Living in the digital world can be constant and sometimes it is easy to get carried away with everyday life and not stop to take a moment […]

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Is It Time To Make Your Mark?

Me and my good friend Sharon Griffin met when she was my art tutor years ago. Our paths kept crossing and over the years we have become really good friends. The questions… Sharon has been making art since she was a little girl and has always been very creative. Over the years, Sharon has taught […]

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Do You Need To Like The Art You Make?

I was in a studio session a couple of weeks ago with one of our members, Varvara – and we were talking about how distracting it can be when you see the work of others and think “Ooh, I want to make art like that”! We then go on a pursuit to make that type […]

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I Want To Make Art But Life Keeps Taking Over!

Do you ever have this feeling? Wanting to make more art but life keeps getting in the way? This is such a normal feeling and I know people feel it from time to time within our memberships. A good friend and Hub member, Chris Gonzales-Aden came to us with this – He has lots going […]

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How To Be A More Eco-Aware Artist

How to be a more eco aware artist is a question that creeps up all the time. So many artists that I speak to are thinking about ways to make more environmentally friendly and kinder to our planet. I, for one, am trying to be more aware of where materials come from, how to package […]

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Do You Have A Silent To-Do List?

I went away over Easter and I didn’t want to come home. I wasn’t sure why, other than that I was having a great time and normal life didn’t seem that appealing. I then realised that it was the silent to-do list that is weighing me down. The to-do list we are not conscious of. […]

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Having Belief In Yourself

This is a reminder to you that believing in yourself is the first step towards achieving and reaching your dreams, but can this sometimes hinder your views? When you believe in your dreams, I mean really believe in yourself, the feeling and desire to achieve and reach for these dreams can become consuming. It can […]

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