Leighton House

Behind the modest red brick facade, lies the breathtaking home and studio of Artist, Lord Frederic Leighton. ‘He built his house as it now stands for his own artistic delight. Every stone of it had been the object of his loving care. It was a joy to him until the moment when he lay down…

Porthmeor Studios, St.Ives

Living in Cornwall for 3 years, while attending university, has been a dream. It is totally unique to the rest of the country, in many ways and there will be plenty of future blog posts, sharing the wonderful and inspirational places here. In my 2nd year at Falmouth University, our class worked on a live brief…

Horniman Museum

Amongst the very beautiful homes of Forest Hill, London, sits the Horniman Museum. A fantastic example of Victorian architecture, filled with Frederick John Horniman’s collections. His collection of taxidermy boasts a vast array of tropical birds and even a walrus! I highly recommend visiting, who knows what you might find… http://www.horniman.ac.uk/  

Urban Sketchers

Southampton’s Urban Sketchers
A visit to St. Michael’s church.

Barcelona

In my search for inspiration, for the 1st of 2 third year projects, I visited the Tate Modern. Within close proximity hung the works of two great masters, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro. Prior to seeing ‘A Star Caresses the Breast of a Negress’, Miro and ‘Cossacks’, Kandinsky together, I hadn’t realised the artists’ similarities in approach. Kandinsky responding…