• The Solace of Art For An Artist’s Mental Health – Rothko to Van Gough

The Solace of Art For An Artist's Mental Health - Rothko to Van Gough

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• My Artist Block: My Period of Loss

My Artist Block: My Period of Loss"Having read the following quote by artist Helen Frankenthaler, it struck me how an artistic block was more than what it may seem to most people, as just unable to create art. It is more than that. A real loss as an artist. This is Frankenthaler's experience: “Every so... Continue Reading →

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• Commission a painting by Laura H Elliott from the ‘Landscape Moods Collection’

Commissions Are Always Welcomed I am always delighted to create commissions, as I see each piece as a collaboration, which creates a personalised and truly unique final painting. How do I place a commission order? I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK My gallery link is below:https://degreeart.com/artists/laura-h-elliott Their team... Continue Reading →

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• Review: Artsy Editorial – Kandinsky’s How To Be An Artist

Above: "Composition VII" (1913) by Wassily Kandinsky - In Collection At: The State Tretyakov Gallery Review: Artsy-Editorial - Kandinsky's How To Be An Artist "I came across a fascinating editorial article on the Artsy website, written by author Rachel Lebowitz, about a master artist whom I deeply admire, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. As I... Continue Reading →

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Artwork Focus: Trying To Find My Artist Voice, Having My Artwork Put In The Skip & How I Was Inspired By Picasso

It is always hard to start your journey as an artist, with my journey starting in 1992. It has taken me around the world and I have exhibited at some stunning galleries, with an amazing collection of working artists and selling through my representative galleries. Saying this, you always have to start somewhere and you... Continue Reading →

• Artist Inspiration: What Is Abstract Art? From Pollock to Kandinsky to Mondrian to Rothko

The theories behind abstract art There are many theoretical ideas behind abstract art. Art for art’s sake – that art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects, is one of the main theories. That art can or should be like music is another theory – in that just as music is patterns of... Continue Reading →

• Artist Inspiration: Which Living Artist Do you Admire? Maggie Hambling

This question, I feel, is like asking what my favourite film is. It is an endless list to choose from. I have to say that my love of pottery has led me to collect various examples of Carn pottery; however, my contemporary inspiration is the artist Maggie Hambling who I immensely respect. Multi-media Artist Maggie... Continue Reading →

• Review: Suffragettes & Art

Review: Suffragettes & Art The Guardian published an article that artist Gillian Wearing will be first woman to create a statue for the public space, with her monument to Millicent Fawcett at Trafalgar Square, London. The reason for my personal excitment is that it is that it will be a female figure, but also a... Continue Reading →

• Abstract Expressionism: A Movement in Modern Art

Abstract Expressionism: A Movement In ArtDuring the 1950’s a group of artists emerged that combined Expressionism and Abstraction into a new method or movement in art. This was known as Abstract Expressionism or the New York School. The key artists who where grouped into this movement are: Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Still, Mark... Continue Reading →

• Art Inspiration: Drawing Inspiration From Films & Comics Like Marvel ‘Dr. Strange’

I recently saw the stunningly visual film from Marvel titled 'Dr. Strange'. Originally written in comics, this film translated such drawings and storylines into an exciting mixture of visuals for me to digest, especially as an artist. The image below is an drawing from one of the comics which represents how another dimension in the... Continue Reading →

• My Journey: Disability

Disability is unique to everyone and I am no exception. How does your disability effect you? I suffer from multiple conditions, the most damaging is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The pain is debilitating and restricts my life, including that it has a 'knock on effect' on everyday parts of my life; therefore, it affects my abilities... Continue Reading →

•  Artwork Focus: Interpreting Natural Form Into Clay Sculptures

Interpreting Natural Form Into Clay Sculptures It was during 2002-2003 that I studied my Access Art and Design Diploma and this was when I began to explore the term 'Natural Form'. I developed this concept through the diploma and explored a great deal of mediums, including: drawing, photography, ceramics, textiles, lino printing, etching,silk screen, painting... Continue Reading →

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