The art of drawing revealed

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. Salvador Dali This upcoming exhibition from London’s National Portrait Gallery, The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt – immediately caught my eye.  As an evergreen art student, this took me right back to my Fine Art…

Lego-fan-tastic: The Art of the Brick

As soon as I saw the word LEGO, I knew I would be hooked but this Art of the Brick exhibit has taken me a little by surprise.  I didn’t expect the subtlety, the complexity or the emotional impact of some of the artworks created by these little plastic bricks. Based at London’s Old Truman Brewery…

A place of serenity: LeDomaine Estate, Castile y Leon

Even if this Estate was not one of my clients, I would be drawn here.  Every time I visit, my brain appears to reboot, my body seems to relax and I feel contentment in the very heart of my being. For LeDomaine (in the Castile y Leon region of Spain) is a former monastery dating back to…

Watts Gallery – a little Surrey Gem

I keep seeing signs for Watts Gallery fly past me as I drive along the A3 motorway up to London – so this Sunday, I took the turning and went to see what’s what (sorry – just couldn’t help myself!). Joking aside, I am so glad I did as this is in fact an Artists’ Village although…

Lamppost Series – 4 – Vitra Campus, near Basel

For the last post of 2013, I return to my first series – the Lamppost series – with a rather cute pair of entwined lampposts seen at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, just across the German border from Basel. There’s no name-plate – I can’t find out anything online about it, so I…