GIVING IT ALL UP:PART THREE(GOING, GOING, GONE)

I did not expect things to end so abruptly but it seems I have, unwittingly, forced my own demise as a painter. Or maybe not so unwittingly. My initial idea was to pull the painting out of my life so that I could rearrange it. After a month I realised painting would still fit into …

GIVING IT ALL UP:PART TWO

It's been a month since I have decided to give up painting. It's a decision I made before but this time I felt I was ready for it and it has come from a positive place. In a way its not painting I am giving up on but the pattern of my life and the …

FEEL THE FEAR

It's an extraordinary thing about being an artist that people are so often eager to tell you about a "brilliant" artist they have just met or some artist who is suddenly making "millions" from their work. I wonder if people realise the feelings of irritation, jealousy, fear and inadequacy they are planting when they do …

ART BARTER

As an artist I am often, no, always, stuck for money for materials. As it is all my extra income goes towards my art. I spend very little on clothes and going out and nothing on things that other women take for granted like tanning, waxing, manicures etc. Even at that I cannot afford things …