Imagining Alternatives

Educationalist Guy Claxton has suggested that the walls of halls in schools should be covered the the progressive stages of creative works, so that children could see the “soft” stages of a creativity, the incompleteness and open-endedness that characterise the unfolding of a creative process, rather than only seeing the end products, the

In Their Own Words: Letters from Artists

This is a post published back in July at Read Watch Play for their #artread month. Since I have a new-ish blog that needs posts, I thought I would publish it on my own site. I guess I’m an art snob. I love beauty more than chocolate, wax lyrical about

Why exhibit?

I had works in an exhibition earlier this month, for the first time in, I don’t know how long, but it must be fifteen years? Partly because I was busy with lazure murals between 1998 and 2006 and they are permanently on exhibition (unless someone paints over them). But partly

“Colour has taken hold of me ….”

I feel as if the following quote of Paul Klee was written for me: “Colour has taken hold of me; no longer do I have to chase after it.I know that it has hold of me forever.That is the significance of this blessed moment.Color and I are one. I am

The Blank Page

The blank page is an endangered place. It’s like the silent room, the empty space, the quiet moment. Look around your desk – is there one piece of paper that hasn’t got some important note, or scribble, even if just doodle, on it? Look at your digital desktop – even worse? Even

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