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Creativity is needed now, more than ever

Now, more than ever before, we are questioning the value of creativity in our world. It has raised it’s forever present head in many ways during …

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The Great Bristol Paint Off

Plein Air painting is great fun, produces powerful works packed with immediacy. Given Bristol’s diverse landscape and creative roots, Cass Art Bristol and I decided …

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Macedonia – commission for Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

When I talk to people about the competition I often start by saying its been a “rollercoaster ride” (which is very funny as my entry to …

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Jen Gash – Winner of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

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Brighton – final of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Something I didn’t mention in my blog about the semi-final at Felixstowe was my growing desire to be in the final so I could carry …

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The semi-final in Felixstowe on the hottest day of the year

Well technically Felixstowe was the hottest place in the UK, the day before the semi-final, but thankfully with the sea breeze it was bearable, unless …

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My heat at Broadstairs: Sky Landscape Artist of the Year!

Winning an actual place on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 was a delicious surprise and I was determined to enjoy every moment whilst …

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Advice for taking part as a Wild Card artist in Sky Landscape Artist of the Year competition

Having been lucky enough to get an actual place in a heat this year made me reflect on my two previous experiences of being a …

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Permission Granted

I was brought up in a loving home but with little exposure to life beyond our working-class bubble. Little wonder that at 14 I wanted …

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The Infinite Gap – disappointment and creativity

  I have been unpicking this thing called disappointment lately as it hounds me, frequently flattening my enthusiasm and energy. To a certain degree, I …

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That’s the only eulogy I need

“at least I f**king tried…That’s the only euology I need” (Frank Turner) I’m sitting here, in a freezing cold, partially converted warehouse, painting properly for the …

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Stop romanticizing creativity…please

A short video pleading for some honesty about the creative process…

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Sky Landscape Artist of the Year commission photo blog

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