Monthly Archives: October 2012

What is Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation that originated in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. It was devised as an event for young designers to share their work and network connections. Apparently it gets its name from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘chit-chat’. Its style of course is connected to its name and is […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 10 – Exploring ‘Hidden’ Depths.

When we paint in what could be called a representational, figurative or realistic style, each artist has a unique decision to make. How much visual ‘information’ is necessary? Does adding more ‘detail’ mean that the painting gets increasingly better? There is of course no clear-cut answer to these questions, which is why it is so […]

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Creative Sharing on Facebook – Altruism Works & Here’s The Proof!

Altruism is the selfless concern for the welfare of others, which is both a belief and a practice. In life we are encouraged to be competitive in order to ‘get ahead’, which means that we end up putting ourselves first in order to try to make this happen. Often this way of thinking leads to […]

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Inspiration Comes From Many Sources – My little tribute to inventor Izhar Gafni.

Every now and then along comes a video, a review, a book, a blog post, a twitter link, a piece of music, a conversation etc that in varying degrees influences and sometimes inspires us. All of which is dependent on what we are currently living through and what are current values and ambitions are. For […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 9 – Progress Makes Perfect

A while ago I had a conversation about the process of making art with someone who doesn’t make art themselves. They appeared overwhelmed by what they thought was a lack of inherent skill on their part, saying ‘I could never do that’. It seemed that they were focusing on the practical side of the process […]

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The First Cut – Manchester Art Gallery – Artist Talks

Yesterday I visited Manchester Art Gallery to see their latest exhibition titled The First Cut, which opened on Friday 5 October 2012 and runs till Sunday 27 January 2013. Of the 31 international artists that comprise the exhibition, 5 were present at the gallery today to talk about their work. They were (in order of […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 8 – Paint, Don’t Paint & Deadlines.

The experience of painting (note that I chose to describe it as experience, rather than practice) is like any other in our perception, there are highs and lows, there is ebb and flow, but we continue. The painting will continue its journey towards completion and has a natural path. Sometimes I paint, sometimes I don’t […]

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