In the footsteps of Soutine

In the footsteps of Soutine

Next week, I will be leading a group of artists at a workshop in Céret, a town in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. I have been visiting Céret for 16 years, and continue to find it very inspiring, so I thought I would relate a thing or two about this magical place.

Studio motivation

Studio motivation

Motivation is a difficult subject, because it is so personal and varies greatly from artist to artist. Needless to say, there is no perfect regime or guaranteed recipe for productivity, and this is...

Notes on painting a portrait

Notes on painting a portrait

I have always looked at people as the subjects of art, but I arrived at portraits late in my journey as an artist. The catalyst was a catalogue from a 2006 exhibition at the Met, Glitter and Doom,...