My love affair with colour

My love affair with colour As many of you know, I love colour. Every piece of artwork I make starts with me thinking about the colours I want to use … Continue reading My love affair with colour

What to consider for your 2021 exhibitions

Blog post #132 – After the exhibition I have just taken part in my first in person exhibition since March 2020 and wanted to share what I learned from the … Continue reading What to consider for your 2021 exhibitions

Featured Artist –

Featured Artist – Karen Dickinson What is your name (or the name you go by for your art)? Professionally, I’m Karen Dickinson Studio but I am also known as karentillyart … Continue reading Featured Artist –

Featured Artists Deborah Waters

This months featured artist is Deborah, I hope you enjoy her story. What is your name (or the name you go by for your art)? Deborah Waters, AKA Desirables by … Continue reading Featured Artists Deborah Waters

How to get your artwork exhibition ready

This week’s blog is a reworking of one I wrote a couple of years ago. As we prepare to go back out into the world and show our artwork in … Continue reading How to get your artwork exhibition ready

Featured Artist – Lisa Woodward

Featured artist, April 2021 What is your name (or the name you go by for your art)? Lisa Woodward Where do you live? Ottawa, Canada What is your background? Definitely … Continue reading Featured Artist – Lisa Woodward

February’s Featured Artist – Elaine Almond

Your name? Elaine Almond What’s your background? I was born in London and now live in West Kent. I am an abstract artist, painting mainly in oils and acrylics, and … Continue reading February’s Featured Artist – Elaine Almond

Featured Artist – Heather Tobias

Your nameHeather Tobias Where do you live?Watford, Hertfordshire What is your background?I left school and went to Drama College; I had the opportunity of Art School but went the drama … Continue reading Featured Artist – Heather Tobias

Think big for 2021

Thinking about 2021 and dreaming big. What do you want? Because of Covid, life as we know it is unlikely to ever feel the same again, or certainly not for … Continue reading Think big for 2021

Featured Artist – This month it is Miriam Brady

Your name? Miriam Brady Where do you live? I currently live in Kent, England, but I am originally from Dublin in Ireland. What is your background? With a background in … Continue reading Featured Artist – This month it is Miriam Brady

Featured Artist – Tracey Elizabeth Downing

Your name?Tracey Elizabeth Downing Where do you live?Carshalton, Surrey (nowadays part of the London Borough of Sutton) What is your background?I was always good at art at school and it … Continue reading Featured Artist – Tracey Elizabeth Downing

Art Galleries

Selling your work through galleries – the pros and cons I am regularly asked why I do not approach galleries to show my artwork  and I have many artist friends … Continue reading Art Galleries

Featured Artist – Zoe Ashbrook

This months featured artist is the lovely Zoe Ashbrook. Your name: Zoe Ashbrook Where do you live? Gloucestershire, UK. What is your background? I have always been creative and had … Continue reading Featured Artist – Zoe Ashbrook

How to become an artist

70th blog should an artist listen to the “get yourself a proper job” advice. Chatting to an old friend last weekend about how she is coping with the lock down … Continue reading How to become an artist

Featured Artist Anna Clarke

This months featured artist is Anna Clarke. I have known Anna for a few years now and we have exhibited at the same locations on numerous occasions.  I hope you … Continue reading Featured Artist Anna Clarke

How to cope with artists block.

How to cope with artists block. I know that many of you during this Covid crisis are suffering from the inability to create any artwork at all. If you are, … Continue reading How to cope with artists block.

Featured Artist Sue Roberts

I am re-posting this months featured artists blog with a huge apology to Sue Roberts as I had used the wrong photos.  Please take a look at her fabulous artwork … Continue reading Featured Artist Sue Roberts

March Featured Artist

This months featured artist is a wonderful lady who I have only recently had the pleasure of meeting. Her story is really interesting as is her work. Your name? Gwynne … Continue reading March Featured Artist

The benefits from connecting with other artists.

As many of you already know, I set up a group last year called the Exhibition Collective. This group consists of over 60 artists throughout the UK who are either … Continue reading The benefits from connecting with other artists.

Featured Artist – Keith Coomber

This week’s blog is about Keith Coomber, who I met through the Dorking Group of Artists.  Keith is a lovely man, generous of spirit and always happy to help others, … Continue reading Featured Artist – Keith Coomber

How to improve your artwork

By stepping away from the painting. This week I wanted to talk about the need to remove oneself in order to see things in a different light. When I lived … Continue reading How to improve your artwork

Featured Artist Roy E Fleming

This months featured artist is  Roy E Fleming NDD (National Diploma in Design), FCSD (Royal Chartered Designer) FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts) For this month’s featured artist, … Continue reading Featured Artist Roy E Fleming

Special Feature Barry Owen Jones Artist

If you are one of my weekly blog followers, you will know that I feature an artist on the first Sunday of every month.  To date these artists have been … Continue reading Special Feature Barry Owen Jones Artist

Interview with Alison G Saunders (me)

1.What’s your background? My parents were both amazing artists and I didn’t feel equipped to compete when I was younger, so I became an accountant instead.  Time spent in the … Continue reading Interview with Alison G Saunders (me)

Change and how to cope with it

Change – how to cope with it and embrace it. It is that time of year when it is all change. Here in England, the children are going back to … Continue reading Change and how to cope with it

Louise Collins Featured Artist

This months featured artist is Louise Collins. Louise is another of the artists I know based in Surrey, England and shares her art journey and her beautiful artwork. Please tell me … Continue reading Louise Collins Featured Artist

How to improve your artwork

Design. Why design is so important in your artwork? I have had the luxury of being on an amazing painting course which started in May and which deals predominantly with … Continue reading How to improve your artwork

Frances Jordan Featured Artist

This months featured artist is Frances Jordan. Frances is based in Surrey, England and provided me with this enlightening interview about her life as an artist. Please tell me a … Continue reading Frances Jordan Featured Artist

How to write an Artists Statement and Bio

An Artist Statement and Bio, what are they, why do you need one and how to go about writing them. An artist’s statement is a short, written piece about your … Continue reading How to write an Artists Statement and Bio

How to paint a heart – Part 2

In last week’s blog, I talked about coming up with the designs for the hearts. This week I want to show you how I went about turning these designs into … Continue reading How to paint a heart – Part 2