When Nothing Makes Sense

Today, I went to an art exhibition and felt nothing. I’m sure the work was very good, but I didn’t understand it, nor did I meet the artist and so I couldn’t find the key.  For me, there was no atmosphere, no music to awaken the senses, no-one to explain the passion behind the paintings.  IContinue Reading

Never ask an artist this question!

‘How long did it take you to do that?’. The one question artists never want to hear. Why? Because we spend hours and hours producing work that we don’t show anyone – our ugly ducklings of efforts – until finally, a piece of our creativity comes to fruition and we let the World see ourContinue Reading

Always carry a camera with you!

Driving back from Norham where I had a lovely New Year with family to return to my holiday cottage at Allanton for my second arts-inspired week and thinking about a plan of action. Suddenly, turned a corner in the country road, just over the border into Scotland, and the sunset appeared like a dramatic theatreContinue Reading

Lowry ‘s view of Berwick Coast on New Year’s Day

Happy New Year, everyone. May 2017 be the most creatively inspiring, adventure-filled, fun loving time of our lives!  Today, I braved the balmy North-East weather to venture out and take some photographs of local views before I head back to my holiday Studio Cottage tomorrow.  The famous ‘matchstick men’ painter, L. S.  Lowry spent aContinue Reading

Scott Robertson – an artist I truly enjoyed meeting

It’s New Year’s Eve and, before the partying starts, I  take a trip to Scotts Gallery, Bridge Street, Berwick-on-Tweed, meet local artist, Scott Robertson, and enjoyhttp://www.scottsgallery.co.uk/gallery/ a really stimulating conversation with him about his work on display in the Gallery. Scott explains that he was brought up in Berwick and moved away but was drawnContinue Reading