‘Les Fauves’ or the wild beasts was the name given as a witticism in the 1905 Salon by the critic Louis Vauxcelles to describe the work of artists including Matisse and Derain. The name was apt in the wild almost violent way they used colour as a reaction against the cool divided colour tones of… Continue reading The Wild beasts!
I know from my own art practise and in particular my recent sculpture course I attended how much the mind plays in convincing oneself that you are capable of the challenge set. I can liken it to going through a dark tunnel and finally you emerge into the light. To instil confidence and a self… Continue reading It’s all in the mind!
The tittle refers to a challenge that I set for children as a way for them to relax and remove any feelings of fear they may have when embarking on a new art project. This challenge works for children and adults alike. This challenge is part of a larger project which I will post about… Continue reading You would be better off drawing with your eyes closed