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As an artist I discover and experience with every painting I create. I also love talking to other artists; finding out about their life, art – hopes, dreams and fears! It’s very re-affirming to know that other artists go through the same things I do, and how they deal with both the ups and the downs. The art journey is a process of learning and experimenting, networking and developing.

Porth and Newquay Art

One of the Top 10 Posts on Empty Easel 2019 – How to Know When a Painting is Finished?

I’m pleased to hear that my guest post ‘How to Know When a Painting is finished’ for popular art blog Empty Easel made 2nd on the list of…

Fistral Beach Art

5 Simple Tips for Painting Ocean Waves & Water

I was pleased to be invited by Dan – owner of popular blog Empty Easel – to write another guest post for his blog. This article was published…

Cornish Art

Caring for Your Artwork

You are the proud owner of a unique piece of artwork, but how do you look after it?!

My Process – Art from Start to Finish

I’m not very good at remembering to take photos of my work in progress. However I’m pleased to say that I made a special effort with this painting…

Camel Estuary Padstow Art

My Art, Your Space!

Your home shows off your personality – let me help you transform your living place into a loving place with some unique art. Embrace memories, be inspired, bring…

Why it’s Okay to Fall Out of Love with a Painting

I’ve been mulling over the interview with Tamsin Dearing from last week in particular her answer to question 5 really got me thinking…

It’s Pastel Art, but not as you know it!

I was fortunate to attend demonstration with Cornish artist Tamsin Dearing during February as part of the Newquay Society of Artists calendar, after the demonstration I wanted to…

Certificate of Authenticity

Certificate of Authenticity

Each artwork comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate is about a specific painting and is to demonstrate that the painting is authentic. It contains details…

Sue Read Cornish Artist

Sue Read – The Raw Cornish Coast

I’ve been following Sue on Instagram for a while and love her raw interpretation of Cornwall; wild seas, tangled hedges and crazy skies. I wanted to find out…

Spray Enamel

Enamels

One of my secret weapons are my spray enamels. I love the abstract effects you can create when combining these paints.

Acrylic Paint

Acrylics

Although I do use oils I still slightly prefer the control I have over acrylics and the fast drying time. Important if you want to layer and you’re…

Newquay Art

5 Tips on how to Successfully Commission Art

Most artists are more than willing to create a custom piece of artwork. Find out more about the commission process.

As an Artist

As an artist I want to capture your interest within seconds. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; I like to talk to my readers…

Art8 Newquay 2018

Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival Art8 brings together the community and covers many areas of art; events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre,…

Melanie McDonald – Conjure up Cornish Memories

Having only moved to Cornwall last year I am really keen to search out other Cornish artists and find out more about their art and how they find…

Oil or Acrylic? What is best to use?

Oil or Acrylic? It’s an age old question and one I’ve struggled with for a while. As a general rule, and admittedly what swayed me for many years,…

Whistlefish – Hand on Art features on Whistlefish Products

Whistlefish Whistlefish is a greetings cards, art, gifts and stationery company founded by artist Lyn Thompson. They support artists locally and nationally but handpicking a selection of favourites…

My Photo Library

There is nothing like the instant gratification of viewing the photo you just took. However while the technology may be instant, the skill in becoming a photographer takes…

Londonart – What Art really Sells? I talked to the Founder of Londonart.co.uk

After moving to Cornwall this year I look back with fond memories of London – while I don’t mind a visit – I’d never live there again. But…

An Interview with Owner of Cornwall Arts and Creative Directory (CACD)

I stumbled onto the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) the other day. It appeared on the first page of my Google search for ‘Cornwall art’ and I…

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