Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist: Richard Robinson

This is the ninth in a series of portraits called Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist. Check out the intro post The Self-Taught Myth to read more about it. (Note that the banners and some of the links to Richard’s website below are affiliate links, which means that I will receive a commission if you purchase via those links). I …

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Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist: Carol Marine

This is the third in a series of portraits called Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist. Check out the intro post The Self-Taught Myth to read more about it. In early 2015, I was struggling with procrastination, often going weeks or months between paintings because I felt some sense of pressure around starting something new, and worried that every attempt …

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The Self-Taught Myth

Do you ever check an artist’s bio on their website or Instagram, and see the words ‘self-taught’? A lot of artists describe themselves this way (myself previously included). But more and more recently I’ve started questioning the term ‘self-taught artist’, at least when looking at my own artistic development.

Studio Clearance Sale

I mentioned a few months ago that I was planning to have a sale to clear out my studio, which is getting full of paintings. Part of me likes to hang on to them, but I’d much rather they were being enjoyed in someone’s home instead. So I’ve added a handful of paintings for sale …

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Painting again, and Studio Clearance

Wow, almost a year since my last post here, and the end of the 100 heads challenge, during which I was solely working on my drawing skills. Almost immediately after that, I started painting again, and it’s been nice getting to grips with colour again.

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