New Studio

We moved house a few weeks ago. I’ve been busy setting up the new studio (and training Kobe, our golden retriever, on how to conquer the stairs). It’s a nice upgrade from the garage I worked in at the last place, and my apartment bedroom before that, and my parents’ living room table before that. … Read more

Dealing With Overwhelm

Question from a reader: How do I deal with feeling overwhelmed? I want to paint but I don’t know where to start. This is something we all deal with. My most unproductive days are when I feel overwhelmed (unless you count all the unfinished to-do lists). The answer isn’t to eliminate it. We just need to … Read more

On Being Consistent

Over the past two years I’ve dedicated much of my practice to improving in drawing. It was a weakness but it’s slowly turning into a strength. I try to fit in at least a few minutes of drawing every day. I date the top corner of each page to track my progress. I was doing … Read more

Children and Observation

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Pablo Picasso Artists have much to learn from children. My partner Chontele become an auntie a bit under two months ago. Her brother and his partner had a little boy. We helped babysit him the other weekend. He … Read more

Dr. Who and Vincent van Gogh

Here’s a beautiful clip from the show Dr. Who featuring Vincent van Gogh: Vincent Van Gogh Visits the Gallery (Youtube Video) I’ve never actually watched a full episode of Dr. Who, but anything that mentions van Gogh is sure to spark my curiosity. It’s one of life’s cruel jokes that van Gogh endured such hardship … Read more