Best Christmas Day Inspiration has to be 100 Secrets of The Art World By Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch
2016 has been some year, and it's now finally drawing to a close.
It's Christmas day and I am in Yorkshire with my parents, husband and a house full of dogs. I am reflecting back on the year, it has been an intense one, with lots of ups and downs but it has been a good one and I feel very blessed and lucky to have the life which I have.
I asked my husband to buy me this book months ago and then I completely forgot about it. This morning I was surprised and excited to open it up with one of my presents. I then spent the next couple of hours on the sofa with the dogs and a glass of wine thumbing through the pages and scribbling down inspiration in one of my new moleskin notebooks.
It's fun, inspiring, and full of vast opinions from different people in the art world making it a perfectly fun read for Christmas day whilst getting me inspired for the next year ahead.
This is a horse portrait painting which was created originally as a piece for my series based on a horse in Austrias in Northern Spain.
Just got featured in Equestrian Stylist at an equestrian artist with this wonderful paining.
This is a recent horse portrait commision. The owner of the racehorse Two For Two commissioned me to paint the winning racehorse crossing the finish line.
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You can imagine how excited I was when this lovely commission came in. It was to paint a beautiful Arabian horse, oil on canvas.
This was such a lovely job to do. Obviously, as I am a whippet owner myself I am hugely biased to whippets being the most beautiful dog and I am always excited when I get one to draw.
Given all of the above, the idea of commissioning a dog portrait might seem downright difficult. This is where artist Caroline Towning comes in.
Known for his icon imagery of flags, targets, maps and light bulbs, Jasper Johns is an American artist born in 1930. This exhibition has over 150 paintings and is the biggest one in the UK for 40 years.
There is a bronze fountain in Piccadilly Circle in the heart of London. It was made by artist Rudy Weller and erected in 1992. This is one of my favorite sculpture of all time.
I have been wanting to create a personalised art gift set for quite some time as I get asked to paint a lot of dog portraits and I thought that it would be lovely if I could find a way to paint something which is then presented and turned into a lovely gift set.