Entries by Alice

[5] Should I keep all my work?

…or does there come a time when you need to take stock. So, how do you decide what to keep – and what do you do with it all? What are you working on this week? Louise is preparing to start teaching a new online course and taking a one-week break from painting. Alice is […]

[4] Making big leaps..

…and why it’s so important to develop your art. Stepping outside of your comfort zone excites us in life, and in making art. What are you working on this week? This week finds us at different ends of the process. Louise has just finished several paintings in her latest series while Alice is preparing to […]

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Starting abstracts with black or with colour?

Facing a large white panel or canvas can be daunting, but once I get started I actually love this first stage of painting. With nothing established, there is nothing to lose and no risk.  Usually I begin by making marks with black – it’s too strong and too harsh but the strong contrast immediately gives […]

[3] How to make the most of your studio space

What are you working on this week? Alice has been tidying her studio using Marie Kondo’s methodology and has just published a blog post about the process. Having decided to pursue an online sales strategy, Louise has been developing a marketing plan and is plunging headfirst into the world of Facebook advertising.. Show us your studio space! Some artists […]

[2] Is making art selfish?

Have you ever felt this way about making art? That perhaps it’s a waste of time which would be better spent doing other, more productive things? After all, if no one else benefits from what you make then you are the only person this matters to. Harsh? Subscribe on iTunesListen on Google podcastsListen on Spotify […]

[1] Meet your hosts

Subscribe on iTunesListen on Google podcastsListen on Spotify Ever wondered what artists really think about? Perhaps you are an artist and would like some company while you are working. Art Juice is a new podcast from artists Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher. We will be sharing honest insights into what it takes to be an […]

Can you Kon Mari your studio?

This time of year always sparks a desire to freshen things up a little; often accompanied by a need to declutter and tidy my home and art studio. This year I’ve been accompanied by the #sparkjoy approach to decluttering of Marie Kondo who has been all over Netflix with a new series.  How is this […]

The art of giving

One of the joys of my ‘job’ as an artist is seeing people fall in love with art and deciding they want a painting to enjoy forever. But it’s not always so straightforward. If there are two of you, you have each other’s taste to take into account, or there are more practical matters like […]

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Talking titles with Alice Neave

Of course, with the same first name, how could I resist? I first met Alice a year ago at The Other Art Fair and we’ve been in touch since then via Instagram (her and me).  We recently had brief exchange about the importance of titles for abstract paintings and I suggested we get together and […]

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 […]