A Yorkshire Artist Blog: If you can’t be cheeky while you are young then when can you be… As an Artist I spend my spare time building the confidence of young artists who have been knocked down by: teachers, parents, “friends”, bullies, etc. I do this because I know how it feels. I have spent my entire […]

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Traditional Oil Portrait Painting Techniques Art Workshops for pupils of St Aidans Church of England High School – this was fun! So here’s the thing, in this country we no longer teach: drawing, life drawing, portrait or painting techniques in mainstream education, not at GCSE, A-Level or even University. I think it is very sad because […]

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Art in schools is a subject close to my heart, for obvious reasons, the future of art in schools is looking quite bleak. Back in November (2016), I received this message: “…The Arts are currently being squeezed by the government in Britain using something called the EBAC and we need your help… Currently children in […]

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I love it when this happens… when an art student is studying my work it gives me such a buzz, it makes me feel like a real artist, brings “the dream” alive – brings me a little closer to where I would like to be.  It is a special moment for sure – thank you […]

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