ART MATTERS BLOG

AWE INSPIRING STORIES FROM OUR MEMBERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Welcome…

..to a collection of stories from people around the world, who are in the same boat as you.

We publish stories from people who are at the very beginning of their journey, to full time artists (and everyone in-between).

You will read stories from people all around the world who love to create art.  They will share what inspires them and how they do it and what great things they have achieved.  Above all, they will share bear their soul and share the challenges and fears they face along the way, as lets face it…we all have them!

I hope these stories will inspire you and leave you knowing you are not alone and you can achieve incredible things.

Featured

Judith Booth

Judith Booth

  Spending 32 years as a doctor honed Judith's observational skills. The subtle nuances of expression and physical appearance give clues to a persons inner thoughts. As close observation is a...

Kristin Rawcliffe

Kristin Rawcliffe

  Kristin creates portraits and figure paintings in oils. She uses traditional techniques with the addition of vibrant colour, that make them truly unique and packed with life, expression and...

Lotti Rawle

Lotti Rawle

    Lotti is a full time artist and abuse survivor. She is a proud activist and feminist, speaking up for the rights of women folx. Painting is therapy to Lotti and she’s currently working...

Hannah Webber

Hannah Webber

  Hannah is a British portrait artist based in Leicestershire, whose work explores the psychological experiences of being human, describing unspoken thoughts and emotions. She works in acrylic...

Jane Powell

Jane Powell

  Growing up in rural Worcestershire, UK, Jane has always found joy in big landscapes. As a child, she had a special place at the top of their lane where she would sit and could see for miles....

Heidi Schaffner

Heidi Schaffner

  Heidi is makes art that expresses the joy and colour she see's in animals and nature. She paints animals because of their unique look or that cheeky expression that conveys something to the...

Shiralee Siebert

Shiralee Siebert

Shiralee is a portrait artist from South Africa and in this interview we talk about her biggest struggles, lessons and achievements since discovering art as a child. Well worth a listen as I am sure you will all relate.       If you would like to see...

Lloyd Lewis

Lloyd Lewis

    Former world champion kick boxer, Lloyd Lewis joined me for a chat about how life has dealt him some pretty hard knocks. In this interview we discuss how Lloyd has overcome these knocks and his dream of being in the National Portrait Gallery.  ...

Cindy Dicks

Cindy Dicks

    Cindy is an illustrator who 1 year ago had no belief in herself and had no clue what direction she was going in, then a turn of events changed all of that. This is a great interview that reinforces you have no idea what is around the corner    ...

Odette Riley

Odette Riley

    In this interview I chat with South African artist, Odette Riley. Odette creates doodle drawings straight from her subconscious, without planning. It took her a long time to connect with her passion and strengths, have a listen and find out why........

Joe Rivera

Joe Rivera

  In this interview Joe shares his number one piece of advice for artists and also the number one thing that has helped him excel in the last year. This interview is full of great advice you don't want to miss.       If you would like to see more...

Lana Miller Caywood

Lana Miller Caywood

  Lana has been making art for 40 years now! We could have chatted with Lana all day long about her experiences, this 15 minute interview gives you a quick glimpse behind the scenes of Lana's studio and she also shares some great advice for other artists.  ...