Entries by Alice

My Secret Sauce

Every month I talk to my friend Judith. She didn’t start out as friend, but by now we have both vented, cried, laughed, talked politics and replied to messages later in the evening than would usually be considered polite. I feel she knows me and trust she has my best interests at heart and always […]

Nicholas Wilton’s CVP – is it worth it?

I joined Nicholas Wilton’s CVP (Creative Visionary Path) programme in March 2016 the first time he ran it. Why? I knew I needed something else to elevate my art practice. I had been looking at learning how to improve my website, or should I take an Instagram course?  But in my heart I didn’t want […]

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Filling empty spaces with new intentions

The children rarely hop up and down with excitement when it’s time to take the Christmas decorations down. There is a hesitation to say goodbye and fewer volunteers for this job than the excited unwrapping of the lights and re-discovery of favourite ornaments earlier in December! To me, the house always feels combination of fresh […]

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A sprinkle of fame…!

When I paint, I never know where a painting will end up. Sometimes I imagine the home it may go to, or a room I think it would be well suited for. Usually though, I’m just figuring out the painting itself. This summer I was asked by a stylist if she could borrow some paintings […]

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What questions do you have for me?

ukHandmade is an amazing online publication which features artists and makers from many disciplines – find great textiles, jewellers, potters, illustrators and artists. Actually it would be a great starting point if you want to buy unique and special gifts but don’t know where to start. I was thrilled when they got in touch and […]

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Secret Art Prize: the story behind the painting

Exciting news that my painting ‘Breakwater’ has been long-listed for the Secret Art Prize run by Curious Duke gallery. UPDATE: Voting has now closed As always with a gallery display, this just shows the final painting and I know you like to see all the stuff that happens before I get to that stage…. As is […]

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Exploring sketchbooks for abstract art

As my own approach to painting abstract art has changed over the last year, this has left me wondering where sketchbooks fit in with the whole picture… If sketchbooks help to plan alternatives, test compositions and colours, how does this fit in with a process where all that discovery, that excavation, happens on the canvas […]