Katie Dunbar shares her short story about spring, ‘An Awakening’.
The idea of releasing tension through art dates back to Aristotle’s ideas of catharsis, where he believed that difficult emotions could be purged through exposure to dramatic tragedies, allowing the mind to experience distressing emotions in a safe environment. Today, the practice of art therapy is closely linked with the principles of Freudian psychotherapy, as […]
The scene in Titanic where Rose asks Jack to draw her like one of his French girls (i.e. completely naked bar a necklace), is probably one of the most seductive moments in cinema. In reality, however, life modelling is neither glamourous nor sexy. It’s just plain and simple art. The first time I life modelled for […]
Some of my first inspiration for art came from wildlife artist Peter Blackwell. Peter lives near to me in Kenya and his paintings are dotted around our house. He is widely known in Kenya and first built up his reputation as a watercolor bird specialist. His work on birds inspired me to do a bird […]