I’m pleased to be back for another year with a selection of new paintings at this wonderful venue. There are plenty of exhibiting artists to enjoy so whether you are searching for a particular piece, ready to be tempted, or simply want an inspiring day out, do come and visit if you can. I will […]

Alice Sheridan beginning of landscape painting

Magic contact lenses and how we see

I love my magic contact lenses. I wear them during the night and they correct my vision so that when I remove them in the morning I can see - what could be more magic! Unfortunately they don't do all the hard work for me and there are still…
Alice Sheridan abstract landscape painting

One painting that says it all

How do you choose one image that represents all your paintings? If part of the process of painting is eliminating and refining ideas then one image simply can't say it all. This is what I had to consider earlier this month when the deadline…

3 tips to plan your best year yet

It can be so easy to get caught up in daily life, let it wash over you and then suddenly think "Where did that time go?" Whether it's a family or demanding job that take your attention, keeping your mind on a longer term vision can really…
detail of painting

Keeping the hope

Anyone who says painting is easy has clearly never tried. Each mark is the result of a myriad different decisions, some are conscious and some are led by intuition. Which builds through knowledge and practice. One of the hardest things when…

Do you really want art to be a bargain?

So did you get caught up in the Black Friday mayhem last week? The consumerist Christmas binge day when we're all encouraged to bag a bargain. Or did you remember that a bargain is only good value if you really wanted it in the first place? Whenever…

Escaping

Sshh... don't tell anyone, but yesterday I skipped printing and went to the cinema instead. During the day... I know - how wonderfully decadent! What luxury. But why on earth would I choose to miss an activity I love doing? Surely making art…

Who’s really in charge here?

This week in the studio I began with some fixed intentions...  But it didn't go quite as planned... I was working on a commissioned painting that will be a birthday gift. It's making me pretty nervous as it is hard to predict which direction…

Studio tip: from zero to hero

Sometimes it can feel a big jump making the transition from a sketchbook up to a 'proper' painting. So what to do when you want to get from zero to hero? One of the ways I have used in the studio to bridge the gap is to work on a set of 'improper'…