Entries by Alice

Finding Your Process with Sally-Anne Ashley [186]

  This week, Louise is joined by abstract painter Sally-Anne Ashley, who helps artists to find and develop their own unique approach to their work. We begin our conversation by asking ‘what does it mean to have a process?’ and then go on to explore the framework Sally-Anne has created. Although we are both painters, […]

Fantasy vs Reality [184]

  This is a bit of a catch-up episode. Reality is nibbling as Louise is home again after her retreat time to admin and domestics. Alice is arriving back after a busy art fair and feeling guilty she may have mansplained someone’s work to them among other conversations. While not every week is a productive […]

Manchester Art Fair 2022

Manchester Art Fair delivers a curated mix of acclaimed galleries and independent artists, blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary, creating a friendly, unpretentious and uniquely Northern art-buying experience. Last year was my first time showing at this fair and it was a blast, so I’m pleased to be back with all new paintings. I’ll […]

Fresh Art Fair 2022

I’m pleased to be showing this year at Fresh Art Fair, Ascot. This is a new one for me … Fresh is a gallery led art fair and promises “an easy and enjoyable way to see 40 to 50 leading Galleries in one convenient place. You can browse and buy the work of 500 UK […]

The Blank Canvas: Starting New Work [178]

  This week, Louise is joined by best-selling novelist (and good friend) Jonathan Hall, who writes under the name JM Hall. Louise is making a start on a new series of abstract paintings and Jonathan is beginning his third novel. In this conversation, we explore the challenges of starting again, or perhaps it’s more a […]

The Final Countdown [177]

  Welcome back! You’ll notice it’s been a longer break than we anticipated and today we are spilling the beans and talking about making decisions in your art life to suit you … and why it’s OK to want something that is different to the things other people want or expect from you.  This was […]