Laura Drever: On Orkney light, time and walking the land

Laura Drever: On Orkney light, time and walking the land

Laura Drever is an Orcadian painter whose work grows out of her deep love of Orkney’s undulating landscapes and shifting light. Her paintings are steeped in engagement with this place and the experience of walking these particular landscapes. “Teebro” is the title of...
One bruised apple: how art stops time

One bruised apple: how art stops time

One of the rich pleasures of working with my coaching clients is the conversations that develop, unhurriedly, in our written correspondence. These remind me how creative work is essentially collaborative, even if it might not seem so on the surface. Connecting with...
Studio Tour

Studio Tour

Last year I received the William Littlejohn Award for Innovation in Water-Based Media from the Royal Scottish Academy. Recently, I’ve been busy making new work that will be exhibited as part of this award at the RSA in Edinburgh in September. Since the all the...
Pushing Paper

Pushing Paper

When I was a student at the Slade School of Art we used to make a weekly study visit to the print rooms in the basement of the British Museum. The Museum holds one of the world’s greatest collections of works on paper; about 50,000 drawings and more than...
There’s joy in repetition

There’s joy in repetition

I’ve been listening to BBC Radio Three ‘Night Tracks’ a lot while drawing recently. Yesterday on the programme I heard the replay of a live performance from a recent all-night live concert. It was a piece I know well from a recording I have on CD, by the composer...
Creativity as practice

Creativity as practice

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, if you have been one of my coaching clients, or if you’ve been one of my students over the years, you’ll know I am a big fan of approaching our creative work as a practice. Practice is a word that has so many useful...

Stay in touch

If you've rummaged around my website and feel you're a kindred spirit I'd love to stay in touch. Opt in to receive my weekly e-letter about finding creativity and resilience in bewildering times.

Welcome, you have successfully subscribed!