How galleries help artists – Tim Marlow

Tim Marlow is both an experienced art historian, broadcaster, former Director with the renowned London art gallery, the White Cube (and now Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts in London). Back in 2014, he takes 6 minutes to give his advice on UK artists wanting to ‘make it’ – and how a galleryContinue reading “How galleries help artists – Tim Marlow”

Artist: Faith Ringgold

“You can’t wait for someone to say who you are, you need to write it and paint it and DO it” – Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold, artist/writer has a retrospective touring exhibition currently at the Serpentine Gallery in London right now – but ’twas not ever thus.  When she began taking her paintings to galleriesContinue reading “Artist: Faith Ringgold”

Alexandra Kingswell: Quilting and Maths

Alexandra Kingswell mixes Fibonacci sequence, Pi and vibrant colours in ways which make your eyes and spirit sing. Her infectiously joyous colours and patterns are derived from mathematical equations – do you know anyone else who enthuses about the pattern formed at “some 544 decimal places into Pi..? Her website is a treat of inspirationContinue reading “Alexandra Kingswell: Quilting and Maths”

Do artists change how we look at life?

Eugene Peterson, spiritual thinker and writer, gives one interesting example of how an artist changed what he saw, in one part of his life.   Television vs Homemade vs Fine Art This short clip made me wonder about his comment that artists help us see afresh by us actively seeking them, whereas television presents andContinue reading “Do artists change how we look at life?”

start small – Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter works across a wide variety of textures and formats: painting over photographs, painting from photographs but blurring, mirrors, versions of a major Titian painting…… where do you even begin? On what basis do you choose your format? I choose depending on the way I feel; randomly, in other words. When I haven’t done anythingContinue reading “start small – Gerhard Richter”