Shino no me Exhibition – Saki and Bitches

You may remember a little while back I did an interview with Saki and Bitches. This was a great moment for me as she is an artist I really admire, and for her to agree to do an interview via email was a really exciting moment for me. So imagine my excitement, when she messaged... Continue Reading →

Golconda – Rene Magritte

Do you remember the song "It's Raining Men", by the Weather Girls? They always made it sound like there was an abundance of Adonis like men falling from the sky, ready for the taking, which always conjured images of women being knocked out by a falling half naked man, for me... Or maybe you remember... Continue Reading →

Love Letters – Ray Caesar

Cast your minds back (I appreciate for some of you, this will be a really alien concept, as mobile phone have replaced a lot of the waiting in relationships now), to a time when you had your first love, and you had to wait for contact, be it a phone call to your parents landline,... Continue Reading →

Interview – Saki & Bitches

I was first introduced to Saki & Bitches art, while wandering around Shoreditch looking at street art for the day back in 2018. I can remember falling in love with the bright colours and this curvaceous woman painted boldly. Long flowing orange hair which sang out a message to me of strong female imagery. That... Continue Reading →

Interview – Adele Morse

I love taxidermy - from the brilliantly executed to the very poorly done, it is something that I very much appreciate. I don't particularly like the thought of animals being killed with the specific purpose of being stuffed, and on the whole this is a thing of a bygone era, but I am a big... Continue Reading →

Interview – Rebecca Bathory

There are lots of people who inspire me greatly, these range from historical figures, to artists to just people I know. Rebecca Bathory is an astounding photographer and I am incredibly lucky to also know her on a personal level. Bathory's work displays the chaotic beauty of decay and degradation. Her work concentrates on forgotten... Continue Reading →

Interview – Vortex Recup’art

You know the phrase... one man's rubbish is another man's treasure? Well this is definitely the case for artist Vortex Recup'art aka Adrien Vinet. Vinet takes what others throw away and makes mystical and fascinating creatures out of what he finds. Vinet's sculptures juxtapose the natural or psychological world with robotic forms to create sometime... Continue Reading →

Interview – Grum Reapur

Unbelievably, I wasn't that popular at school - I was the weird ginger kid who was oversensitive and was interested in things that "normal" children didn't really like. For many years this made me feel like a bit of an outcast, with a small circle of friends that I never really felt I belonged with.... Continue Reading →

Interview – Raoul Deleo

Once upon a time I went to Rotterdam. While I was there, I made a visit to a crazy little natural history museum, because I love natural history museums. This one, in comparison to the one that is in London is tiny. The downstairs was filled with the usual things you would expect to find... Continue Reading →

Agathe Dupire – Interview

These days we are all getting quite well practised at wearing a mask, aren’t we? Be it the type that covers your mouth and nose to prevent the spread of COVID, or just a false smile on your face as you manage how you are dealing with lockdown, we are all wearing something to hide... Continue Reading →

Mothmeister – Interview

Way back in 2018, when the world wasn't turned upside down with a pandemic and we could go and see the wonders of life, I managed to catch an exhibition by Mothmeister held in London. Excitedly I rushed home and wrote about them, as I was so in awe and inspired by their work. I... Continue Reading →

Artist – Adolf Hitler

Well, 2021 is settling in following the trend of 2020 really isn't it? In the UK we are still in lockdown, there is a variant strain of COVID that the vaccine will not make you immune to, and Mount Etna is exploding. This really demonstrates how fragile and temperamental the environment we live in is.... Continue Reading →

Artist – John Wayne Gacy

I can already feel you yelling at me...WidowC... this guy isn’t an artist, he was a terrible American serial killer. Why are you dubbing him as an artist?? Much like everyone else, lockdown has presented me with the time to look at all the weird, wonderful and terrible things that are out there, and I... Continue Reading →

Forest – Dan Hillier

What I really enjoyed about the end of last year, was how everyone I know got very excited about seeing the back of 2020. It was almost as if some magical force would take away COVID and Donald Trump and we would be left with some utopian society that would live harmoniously together. Now that... Continue Reading →

The Nightmare – Henry Fuseli

Here it is! 2021! We have finally put to bed the year that wasn’t, and yet we are still in some form of lockdown (even if we aren’t calling it that these days). I have found a new guilty pleasure though, while I am limited to hanging out at home and walking the dog, which... Continue Reading →

The Happy Accidents of the Swing – Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Well we are days away from the start of 2021, and while I do hope that the next year is more productive and less devastating that 2020 was, I also think we are in for a few more months of sitting around dreaming of when we can go out and ditch the ‘new normal’ in... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on William Blake

I have had an article published on the Parkstone International website which you can find here It would be great if you would head in over and give it a read and then let me know what you think.

Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence – Caravaggio

It's been a bit rubbish lately hasn't it. As such I have been struggling for inspiration to write, but I can't let Christmas slip by without writing about why we all celebrate this day (supposedly). This year, the message of this painting might be particularly important, especially for those who are in the UK, and... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Rodin

I have been published on Parkstone International again. You can find the article here. This time it is on the master sculptor Rodin. It would be great if you took a look and then let me know what you thought.

Mary Wollstonecraft and Maggi Hambling – What is all the commotion?

Sometimes, there are pieces of art which just miss the mark so drastically, that they are not seen in the intention the artist meant. This came to mind yesterday while I was watching the news. We know that there are many artists that are misunderstood, which I think is fine if they are creating pieces... Continue Reading →

The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen

This week has been full of highs and lows. The crazy electoral race between Biden and Trump, another lockdown starting in England and just the general rubbish which comes with daylight savings of short days and long drawn out nights. This led me to giving this darker than dark story a thought, and how it... Continue Reading →

Lilac – Scott Radke

Here we are in what is set to be a dismal Halloween. The weather in the UK is just pretty dull, we are waiting on the potential second wave of COVID, therefore any Halloween fun you might have thought of having with 6 friends inside the privacy of your own home, has probably been trampled... Continue Reading →

Woman Fighting Bull – Rose Freymuth-Frazier

I saw a statement that struck me really odd the other day which was "feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings". This was said by Cheris Kramarae, and on the surface it seems a ridiculous statement, but underneath that is the world in which a lot of women find themselves in daily.... Continue Reading →

Enkisgold – Michael Page

I write a lot about religion. I don't have a belief, but perhaps this makes it easier for me to be completely unbiased, as it is not something that I have invested devotion to. I like to understand it, as I believe that this stands me in good stead to firstly empathise with my own... Continue Reading →

Banksy making waves in Rome

It is that time again! I have had an article published by Parkstone International. This is about what Banksy has been upto this year and his new exhibition in Rome called "Banksy - A Visual Protest". You can read the article here. I would love it if you came back and told me what you... Continue Reading →

The Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dali

Memory is a funny old thing isn't it. By definition it is the faculty of the brain by which data is encoded, stored and retrieved when needed. It is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action. We, in general terms, also hold on to memories of things that have... Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Beast

It's a tale as old as time right? Father wanders into someone else's house, crashes for the night and then goes to steal some roses, beast comes out and say he will kill him or he can hand over one of his daughters. Said daughter turns up, is terrified of the beast, but it is... Continue Reading →

Waning – Erik Thor Sandberg

I am coming away from folk stories this week to talk about an artist that I have only just stumbled across, and have really taken to his work. This particular painting might resonate with me somewhat more than the others simply because of a recurring nightmare that I had when I was younger. The dream... Continue Reading →

Little Red Hat

We all know the story of "Little Red Riding Hood", right? WRONG! No, you know the tamed edition which is nice and child friendly where Red escapes with the help of a friendly woodcutter, and they manage to cut Grandma out of the wolf's stomach and everyone lives happily ever after. Well...while the Brothers Grimm... Continue Reading →

Sun, Moon and Talia

As a kid (and to an extent, still today) I loved disney movies, although not overly the ones with Princesses in... I know I drove my brother to distraction watching "The Jungle Book" and I loved watching "The Fox and the Hound" with my Dad. As soon as you start to venture into Princess territory... Continue Reading →

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

In the weird story game, Europe has to be up there in the top 5, which is probably what made it so easy for the Brothers Grimm to collect so many creepy and totally dark tales of people being either completely manic or mistreated. This is not to say that other cultures don't have such... Continue Reading →

The Three Snake Leaves

I can honestly say that this week I feel like the world has gone a little bit crazy. The ease of lock down measures seem crazy - having to self isolate if I travel, but not until after the 8th June, I can have up to six people with me in my garden, but they... Continue Reading →

The Girl Without Hands

This is the third article I have written about stories from the Brother Grimm collection, but what I have realise is that not everyone knows about them...admittedly I assumed everyone did... simply because it is so common place for me. The Brothers Grimm did not write the stories that were in their books. They were... Continue Reading →

When does art become Pornography?

This is originally an article I wrote for Parkstone international, but they decided to change it, so that it bore very little resemblance of the article I wrote. Therefore, as I write for them out of the goodness of my heart, I decided to post the full article here. This subject is a fine line... Continue Reading →

Harbinger of Change – Andy Kehoe

I am taking a very slight detour from fairy tale this week to look at an artist who seems to base his art in the world of folklore, myth and stories instead. As a child I was deeply enthralled by stories, I had a vivid imagination and would spend hours daydreaming about mythical creatures; this... Continue Reading →

Snow White

I find it amusing how simple and compliant the heroines in stories can be sometimes.  Some of them have been through horrible things, but don't appear to have trust issues of any sort.  They appear to walk blindly into traps, and hope by the grace of God that there is a man around to help... Continue Reading →

Rapunzel

I often talk about the importance of understanding stories, culture and history as a key to understanding art and films.  It gives you a firm grounding to use applied knowledge and link subjects together that are comparable.  Folk/fairy stories serve a purpose to deliver a moral and to entertain.  Many of the tales we tell... Continue Reading →

Silence – Loish

There are those people who appear to be annoyingly good at a lot of things.  I have been told I am one of those people.  What this actually means is, I try my hand at a lot of "stuff" and I continue to practice and hone the skills for the things I appear to be... Continue Reading →

Shelley’s Art Musings – The great C word…

I have had my regular article published by Parkstone International. You can find the article here It would be great if you would pop over and read it, then come back and let me know what you thought.

Abstract Light – Exodus of Light

I don’t write about digital art anywhere near as often as I should.  Generally, because I find paintings much easier to write about.  They hold a certain quality that I feel is much more personal as it is a connective process of brush to canvas or what ever medium is being painted on.  That is... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Vincent Van Gogh

I am really proud to say that I have had this article published to celebrate Vincent Van Gogh’s life. You can find the article here

Why are there so few women in art?

I have had another article published by Parkstone International. You can read it here. Please do let me know what you thought.

Flowers for Tacoma Dome – Andy Warhol

I was in Prague recently and I completely fell in love with Andy Warhol's "Love is a Pink Cake".  This shifted my view on him completely, as previously, I have to admit, that I found his work a little...samy.  The first thing that you think of with Warhol, is after all, a can of Campbell's... Continue Reading →

The Guitar Lesson – Balthus

As you probably are aware by now, I also write for Parkstone International. This time I was asked to write on “The Guitar Lesson” by Balthus, which I find a fairly trying article to write. None the less, you can find the article here:- https://parkstone.international/2020/02/16/shelleys-art-scandal-that-painting-by-balthus/ Why not head over there to see the full painting... Continue Reading →

All The Eternal Love I Have For Pumpkins – Yayoi Kusama

I think we can safely say that the start of 2020 has not been a brilliant one, there are terrible fires in Australia, and my heart goes out to every living being there in a hope that recovery comes quickly.  In the UK we have the ongoing comedy saga of Brexit and the hash job... Continue Reading →

Olafur Eliasson – In Real Life

On my search to do something inspiring on New Years Day, because I really wanted to start this year doing something inspiring, I stumbled across an exhibition at the Tate modern, which was closing on the 5th January (sorry to anyone reading this who wanted to experience it).  It was an artist I hadn't experienced... Continue Reading →

Miyamoto Musashi Subduing the Whale – Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Japan is a beautiful country and I was mesmerised by the tidal patterns that I could see on the beaches.  I know that sounds odd, as I live quite close to the sea, and I can see the tide changes when I please, but here in the UK we have fairly straight, undisturbed shorelines so... Continue Reading →

Christmas in the Brothel – Edvard Munch

Merry Christmas!  I hope that you have all opened your presents and received everything you could want (or a plethora of socks and pants at least).  I would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who have visited this website this year, I have been overwhelmed with the amount of readers... Continue Reading →

TeamLabs – Tokyo

I recently took a trip of a lifetime.  I can't explain how much I have wanted to go to Japan from a very early age, and finally I managed to get there.  Needless to say I want to return immediately and the next trip is already in the planning.  As you can imagine, I researched... Continue Reading →

When is Art not Art?

I am sure that you have heard the question... "when a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound if no one is there to hear it?".  Well I guess that this article is one of those questions.  Before I start though...logically yes, the tree would still make a sound...because, you know, science. ... Continue Reading →

Nighthawks – Edward Hopper

In the news recently I saw an article about a man who had paid £7500 for a dress for his wife.  While extravagant, not totally extraordinary, until I ready the rest of the article.  The dress wasn't a physical dress.  It was a digital dress, which had been edited on to her so that she... Continue Reading →

Satan summoning his Legions – Thomas Lawrence

There are many reason why I question religion.  Believe me, I would love to have the ultimate faith that some people feel, as I imagine it is really comforting to have a belief that will carry you through the thoughts of death, I also think it must be nice to have a like minded community... Continue Reading →

Ripples on the Ocean – Vladimir Kush

I usually write about art from a very personal perspective, as generally there is no other way to view art.  Sometime there will be a historic or political backdrop, but ultimately it is the audience that makes or breaks art.  Back in 2017 I wrote an article about Escher which was published on this date.  This... Continue Reading →

The Sweetheart Tree – Greg “Craola” Simkins

Having a completely overactive brain can be really confusing and a bit trying sometimes.  It can be absolutely brilliant when you have a number of things to do as it can really assist with thinking about a lot of different things at once, making you a master of multitasking, but it can also make you... Continue Reading →

Whims of Desire – Alan Macdonald

October, was frankly a horrible month.  Everyone gets them, you know those months where just everything gets a bit too much.  You have commitments that you can't let go of, but equally you just want to bury your head in the sand, everything comes to a head and it just leaves you feeling... drained and... Continue Reading →

Banksy has been Monkeying Around.

It's that time again. I have had an article published on the Parkstone International feed. Would really appreciate you all taking a look. Perhaps leave some feedback. You can find the article here

Chinese Girl – Vladimir Tretchikoff

There are certain artworks that remind me of my childhood, and they stand out vividly.  I can remember being quite scared of a print of this painting that was up in an “aunts” house (I say aunt in inverted commas as I think it is a particularly English phenomena, where friends of the family get... Continue Reading →

The Fall of the Damned – Peter Paul Rubens

Some times, I will see a snippet of a painting, which will intrigue me.  This was one of those paintings.  If you have seen the series called "Dark", you may have caught a glimpse in the first season, which led me to a three day hunt to find out which painting it was.  As it... Continue Reading →

Maui – Bobby Holcomb

You know, Disney has a lot to answer for in the mutilating a story stake...I am not talking about your "Dumbos" or "Bambis", more things like..."Pocahontas" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dam" where they butcher either history or a well written story to present a cutesy happy ending, when in reality it wasn't quite so. ... Continue Reading →

Lynrose – Brandi Milne

As a child I was obsessed with the darker fairy tales.  I didn't really want to know about the princesses, I just wanted to know about the monsters and villains.  I didn't necessarily want them to be victorious in the stories either, I just wanted to know more about them, as I felt they got... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Anselm Kiefer

There are some artists who are very difficult to navigate around their pieces. I had the great pleasure of writing about Anselm Kiefer for Parkstone International. You can find the article here. Why not come back and let me know what you thought?

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