Artwork Focus: Finding My Inner Picasso “At the start of the summer of 2019 I had an epiphany of sorts. I have for years explored idea after idea within my paintings, but this year my ideas where brought together in a merging or confluence of sort. These new paintings explore my passion of land, sea … More • Artwork Focus: Finding My Inner Picasso
I think there are a vast array of paints on the market and I thought I’d share with you my experience with certain brands/types of acrylic paints. This will include a few thoughts of what they are like to work with and the final effect you could anticipate. This is my opinion only and has … More • My Guide: What Acrylic Paint For Which Technique?
A good question is *why* is art important in your life, wether you create art or collect it? Art being a therapy is a subject close to my heart, as I have struggled for decades with physical and mental health issues. I do not speak of it often in a public forum; however, my wish … More • So……*Why* Is Art As Important As A Bed In Your Home
My Guide: Saving Your Paint Brushes ~ Acrylic Paint I know our brushes will not last forever, but they are our tools of the trade and they last longer when cared for correctly. I have learned the hard way and now have 20+ year old brushes I use today, as I changed the way I … More • My Guide: Saving Your Paint Brushes
My Guide: The Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG Please note:I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is giving you some of my experiences on kiln gloves I have used. Always seek professional advice and speak to the manufacturer of any products you buy to check for suitability. A useful and informative health … More • My Guide: The ‘Prometheus 7 Programmable Kiln PRO7 PRG’
My Guide: My Basic Tool Kit For Metal Clay My experience in metal clay has been a fun, steep learning curve and over time I have gathered tools to help. I wrote this guide to help you learn from my experience, to share ideas and places to source products (listed at the end). Please note: … More • My Guide: My Basic Tool Kit For Metal Clay
Artwork Review: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey It was back in 2015 when I saw my first metal clay shadow box designs. I thought they not only looked beautiful, but they presented a technical challenge to my clay skill-set. I then embarked on a slow exploration of how I might … More • Artwork Focus: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey
My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!! I always say safety first!! When you use any kiln or to handle hot mediums, such as fired metal clay or glass, make sure you have a really high quality pair of gloves and eye wear. Please note: I am not a safety advisor, just someone who is … More • My Guide: Kiln Gloves = Safety First!!
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 … More • Artist Inspiration: Which Living Artist Do you Admire? Maggie Hambling
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 … More • Review: Suffragettes & Art
Abstract Expressionism: A Movement In Art During 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, … More • Abstract Expressionism: A Movement in Modern Art
Global Reactive 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery 1st – 27th May 2017 “I am delighted to announce the ‘Global Reactive Art Exhibition’ to be held throughout May 2017 at the Mardleybury Gallery curated by owner Marilyn Comparetto and our long-term colleague and friend Paulo Duarte Filipe.” What is Global Reactive and who is the poet Taro Aizu? … More • Exhibition Focus: Global Reactive Art Exhibition 1st-27th May 2017
My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought and the Perfect Replacement Kiln It was back in 2012 that I took an exciting new step in my artistic works, by starting to create mini landscapes in metal clay. I then decided to buy a kiln; however, this was a step I did not properly research and … More • My Guide: The Worst Kiln Ever Bought & the Perfect Replacement Kiln
Review: Testing Out ‘Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour’ I have a love of new products and when I came across Colourcraft Busho Crystal Colours. They are a high pigment powders/ granules which when mixed with water create a stunning array of colours and effects. Above: Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour They are very similar to marbelling onto … More • Review: Testing Out ‘Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour’
Artist Interviews with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Art Artist Interviews with Laura Elliott BA (Hons) This blog shares interviews about my work as an artist, my background, painting methods, inspirations and my journey in the arts. April 2017 – TBC March 2017 – TBC March 2016: The Palette Pages Artist Interview by curator Lisa Gray … More • Artist Interviews with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons) Art
Renaissance Wax Review I have been searching for a product that can invisibly protect my designs from tarnish or patina for a couple of years. At last, I have found an amazing product called Renaissance Wax that I could recommend. My designs are created from fine 999 silver, copper and bronze metal clay along-side solid 9ct … More • Review: Renaissance Wax Review