I recently tried my hand at painting mandalas with watercolors. It was a lot harder than I expected! The Inspiration A couple of years ago, during a visit to the epic Cambodian temples of Angkor Wat, I had the fortune of meeting Hay Chhoem, a talented local artist. I met Hay at the Small Art […]
I love to draw living creatures – it’s all in the eyes. I see myself peering through each of these animals, showing the different qualities that have meaning to me.
I recently came across a wonderful little book called “Birds of Europe” by John Gould. He was an ornithologist in the 1800’s and his wife Elizabeth, an artist. Together, they documented and illustrated hundreds of birds and other fauna, some referenced in Darwin’s famous “On the Origin of Species”. The hand coloured lithographs in my little […]
I call these my little shadow creatures – they’ve all emerged from my left hand – that is my non-dominant hand. I’ve grown to love these little friends, visiting me from the dark unknown. Whether tapping into my subconscious, or accessing more primal areas of my brain, these creatures always surprise me. My inner critic, […]