I’ve had no internet connection for the last three days and sitting in the local café to get access is not kind to my disabled wreck of a body, alas. In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful watercolours of Janet Weight Reed and I’ll be with you when I can!

My Life as an Artist (2)

During the middle part of my career, from 1986 til 1999, I painted large murals for corporate entities.      They weren’t always paintings I was excited about, but they paid the bills and kept my tools honed, which in turn gave me freedom to paint what I wanted to paint.  

Something I learned, which has stood me in good stead, is that if you change one small area of a huge mural.the whole image changes.       

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A relatively small change might not seem obvious to the viewer, but the fact is that every brush stroke added or deleted changes the rhythm and energy of a painting. 

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And so it is with all of life.        

Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring, first published in 1962, recognised the early signs of relatively small changes within the environment.    …

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