How do I get through creative block?

How to overcome a creative block [6]

We can all recognise this sorry state of affairs, and it’s not fun! We dig into the different times this can happen and share our ways of resolving it, but first.... What are you working on this week? studio work in progress;…
Art Juice podcast what do I do with my old art

Should I keep all my work? [5]

...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…
Do you need to be brave to be an artist?

Making big leaps in art [4]

...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…
Starting large abstract paintings

Starting abstracts with black or with colour?

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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…
Making the most of your studio space

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

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…
Podcast - is making art selfish?

Is making art selfish? [2]

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…
Art Juice podcast

Meet your podcast hosts [1]

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…
Art quote

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…
Bloom by Alice Sheridan 60x60cm abstract garden

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…
Alice Neave interview

Talking titles with Alice Neave

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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…
The Auction Collective

Sea Fever: Where is your favourite sea view?

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Discovering your favourite art and artists can be a tricky business. You can visit art fairs and meet the artist or see what your favourite gallery has to offer but it's good to see innovative ways to bring art buyers and artists together. So…
abstract detail

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…