12th January 2022No Comments

So long 2021, Hello 2022

Here’s my gratitude list for 2021. I have decided to make it an annual post. Some great things have happened in 2021...

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4th December 2021No Comments

Great Books for Artists

With Christmas approaching I thought it would be nice to list my favourite art-related books for anyone who may be searching for gift ideas for their artist friends.Hopefully this list is useful to all.

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30th August 2021No Comments

Top Online Learning Resources for Artists

In 2018 – during a particularly horrible year – I discovered art all over again. A lot has changed since my original art study many years ago and there are some excellent resources out there that I have discovered over the last 3 years.
This is a list of online learning spaces that I have found useful to ramp up my artistic ability and develop my creative skills. I have been shocked at the quality of some online art schools and lessons and have no doubt my study would be taking many more years without them.

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2nd March 20211 Comment

Review of Watts Atelier Online Painting Course

I’ve been wanting to improve my painting skills and I thought I would try the Watts Atelier for the feedback you receive on your work.Here are my thoughts after almost 2 months.

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8th January 20213 Comments

Farewell 2020, Hello 2021

My original idea for this post was to create a plan for 2021 but with Covid-19 still affecting the world it is difficult to know what will be achievable so a gratitude list for 2020 instead…Really?

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3rd December 2020No Comments

An Artist Origins Story Part 2

More random art musings, bringing you up-to-date on how I became an Artist living in Cheshire, UK. Covers exhibiting artwork during Covid-19, lockdowns, parenthood and painting.

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3rd November 20201 Comment

An Artists Origins Story

A brief introduction to UK Artist, Gary Martin and how he decided to return to art as a career with a slightly surreal journey through creativity, dreams of aliens, talent, art college, life events and parenthood.

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