Hanging out ‘Among the trees’ at the Hayward Gallery

A breath of fresh air that takes you away from the city and into the comfort of nature The city has changed. It's no longer a place to meet up and have a drink with friends, see your favourite band play live or catch a spontaneous film. So when I went into London for the…

Artist deadlines – March

From an amazing installation opportunity at the V&A Museum of Childhood, to bursaries for your practice and a fully funded year at the Drawing School, this month is bound to whet your creative appetite!     apexart International Open Call 2020-21 - 1 March Artist/Designer Call-out for Installation at the V&A Museum of Childhood -…

Bridget Riley at the Hayward

An optical eye sore in a good way...Bridget Riley's illusions are celebrated in this significant and impressive retrospect.Visiting this show on a Friday night after a long week at work is not something I would recommend. Only fresh eyes can withstand the optical and rythmic paintings of Bridget Riley. This retrospective gives us a powerful…

Artist deadlines – August

We're in the final months of summer, so let's go out with a bang! Highlights this month include the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, an educational charity offering lesser known artists to showcase their work alongside more established and recognised artists, and the London Group Open 2019. The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The…

Artist of the month – Harald Sohlberg

Escape into the enchanted forests, celestial landscapes and blissful sunsets of Norwegian Master Harald Sohlberg There is a haunting aura that shrouds the Norwegian landscape. Step too closely or linger too long and you might not escape. But maybe you don't want to?! Sohlberg's most accomplished and much loved 'Fisherman's Cottage' (below) is an odd…

The Colour of Memory

A colourfully charming retrospect of an Impressionist who's dividing opinions at Tate Modern.Stepping into the 'The Colour of Memory', a retrospective of Pierre Bonnard at Tate Modern, I felt a little lackluster and uninspired by the paintings I saw in Room 1. But realising I had 12 more rooms to trudge though, I tried to…

'In the Wild North', 1891, Ivan Shishkin

The wildness of Winter – 6 snowy art scenes

Stormy snow drifts, shards of blue ice, changing landscapes dusted and draped in shimmering white. These are just a few of my favourite things when I take in the views of a fresh Winter landscape! To spread the season joy and collective hope of a white Christmas, I have brought together 6 Winter scenes to…

Artist deadlines – November/December

The 'C' word is fast approaching! But before the dreaded Christmas shop, and the tedious task of wrapping (because why wrap when you can gift bag it), there are still some last minute opportunities to apply for. One that could see you accelerate your artistic career is the Art Laguna Prize. Now in its 13th…

6 Paintings to scare the s*** out of you

As Halloween draws dauntingly closer, I wanted to delve deeper into the unnerving, darker side of art that has haunted us over the centuries. The beauty of art is that it's subjective, we make our own minds up on what we see. But some artworks you can't un-see. There is no choice than to be…

Artist deadlines – October

As we blast our way into Autumn, there are still loads of creative opportunities to inspire and work towards in the colder months. I don't often include residencies in my listings (as there are so many out there), but this Artist in Residence at the William Morris Gallery sounds amazing, and a beautiful opportunity to…