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Making of a Clematis Abstract – my process.

I was really excited to see my clematis bloom this year as it was its first. Great big duo colour double blooms …. I had to capture it in paint – as well as an illustration. I have recently started using foam board to tape on my paper as I was finding masking tape peeled […]

Stag Beetles in June

Stag beetles can be seen in the South of England between May and August. Typically they emerge in June from their underground homes where they lived for 6 years as larvae munching on rotting wood. The males stag like mouth parts are much bigger than the females and are used for fighting off rival males. […]

Art Therapy or Art as Therapy?

In this post I take ‘art’ to mean the creation of visual representations either digitally or with traditional media. I see it, in this context, as distinct from craft based activities such as sculpture, knitting, ceramics (although art can clearly involve any of these processes). I am not referring to fine art or a need […]

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