Jeanette Winterson's memoir, "Why Be Happy When You can Be Normal?" inspired a painting I made recently. Her memoir is fascinating, reflecting on her early childhood and the difficulties she had with her adopted family and fitting in with a heterosexual-normative society. I was also inspired by Elizabeth Peyton's paintings to create an image of … Continue reading Why Be Happy When You can Be Normal?
Spanish cuisine is one of the best in the world. It's simple, uses local ingredients and on the whole is healthy and delicious. Below are some of my favourite dishes: Croquetas: simple, quick and delicious to make Spanish Iberian Pork: really delicious Octopus Salad: fresh, tangy and light Anything Inspired by El Bulli Local Almond Biscuits: a … Continue reading The Art of Spanish Food
I am fascinated by the idea of Princesses. Many girls grow up wanting to become one and we are taught to imagine and dream about finding some handsome, wealthy young man in order to live the fairytale. Meghan Markle, an American actress dating Prince Harry, has received an incredibly negative response from social media and apparently … Continue reading Meghan Markle, Breasts and Sculpture
I am interested in creating art work that explores personal subject matter, feminine realms and the unconscious. I recently visited the Louise Bourgeois room at the Tate Modern and was fascinated by her surreal and powerful art works. Whilst she is most famous for her spider and sculptural hanging body parts I was drawn to … Continue reading Tracey Emin, Louise Bourgeois & All the Monsters I’ve ever Met
I recently came back from a six day trip to Gran Canaria in need of sunshine and heat. I planned my journey to avoid other tourists and stayed in places where I was one of the few tourists. Gran Canaria can be a haven for Brits Abroad getting pissed in pop up Paddy Bars as well … Continue reading Travel Recommendations: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands