My favourite colouring pens, pencils, and paints

My favourite colouring pens, pencils, and paints

There are no end of pencils, pens and paints you can use to add colour to your artwork, be it a mandala, geometric art or Celtic knotwork. The choice is rather bewildering and I’m often asked by my students what I use. The answer does rather depend on what...
How to draw a 3D Roman pattern from the Ravenna Mosaics

How to draw a 3D Roman pattern from the Ravenna Mosaics

Standing in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the walls surrounding me are covered in thousands of tiny pieces of stone. Pictures and patterns adorn the walls while above me a dark blue sky is full of shimmering golden stars. These 5th-century Roman mosaics are...
The Ravenna Mosaics | Some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world

The Ravenna Mosaics | Some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world

The Ravenna Mosaics in Emilia Romagna, in the north-east of Italy, are among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Small wonder these unique early Christian monuments are all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit four of the eight UNESCO sites, in Ravenna, with the Emilia-Romagna tourist board.

Traditional arts and crafts in the Philippines

Traditional arts and crafts in the Philippines

About 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam, thousands of islands are scattered across a corner of the western Pacific Ocean. These islands are home to over 180 ethnic groups, each with its own language and traditions. Add to this the influences of numerous settlers,...
Mandala Art Classes | Live online workshops

Mandala Art Classes | Live online workshops

Join me for a live small group online art class and learn how to draw mandalas with easy to follow step by step instructions. One to one more advanced classes also available.

The best places to see traditional arts and crafts in India

The best places to see traditional arts and crafts in India

India is one of my favourite countries in the world to visit. It’s a photographers dream come true, overflowing with colour and vibrancy. You never know what stunning visual surprise is waiting around the next corner. It’s also a place where I transform...
Summer solstice fresh flower mandala

Summer solstice fresh flower mandala

Today, in the northern hemisphere, it’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This day is recognised in many cultures around the world as a day of celebration. I chose to mark the day by making a simple summer solstice fresh flower mandala. Did you...

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