How long did this painting take you to do?

As people so often ask me this question I presume it’s their way of trying to understand the process of creating art, as well as a way of calculating in their own minds the value of the work. It’s not how it looks We generally live in a very materialistic and...
Start with no end in mind

Start with no end in mind

The many similarities between the process of painting and the process of life can also be helpful in realising that it’s sometimes good to start something with no clear end in mind.  While it’s usually helpful to have some idea of our intentions, aims and what we’d...

There’s always a solution

The process of painting is an excellent metaphor for life and one can learn much about both life and painting from the mutual experiences. When I first started painting I became aware of a tendency I had to give up on a painting if it didn’t work out as I’d planned or...

When times are hard

Sometimes, when we’re in the midst of times that are difficult, and then, when these testing times seem to continue relentlessly, our courage, perseverance, trust and faith are called upon more than usual. Whether these hard times are related to illness, loss, grief,...

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