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Nicholas Wilton You're making a painting first

Find your path to making authentic art

Making art starts with the basics of form: colour, line, value, design. We need to become fluent in using these if we want to make art which takes this basic vocabulary and turns it into poetry. Nicholas Wilton joined me for this discussion…
Split Fused painting by Alice Sheridan Zoffany fabric

Paintings in good company

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So excited finally to share this! One of three 'secret' projects which I have been keeping under wraps since the end of last year when I was asked to lend paintings for a Zoffany photoshoot. I love these experiments - there is no payment involved…
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…
Nicholas Wilton portrait

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…
Nadia Waterfield Fine Art Fair

Want help finding the right art?

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Nadia Waterfield Fine Art is a leading art gallery near Andover, Hampshire specialising in contemporary paintings, sculptures and bespoke furniture. Coming soon is their bi-annual Art Fair which draws collectors and interior designers. Twice…

A sprinkle of fame...!

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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…

Secret Art Prize: the story behind the painting

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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…
sketchbook video still

Video diary: location sketchbook tips

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It's just so good to take yourself to new places and get new stimulus. Sometimes we have to be responsible for filling our own idea 'pots' but it can also be great to be led by others. I've really enjoyed three days in the beautiful Yorkshire…
Alice Sheridan sketchbook

Exploring sketchbooks for abstract art

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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…