Tomoaki Suzuki - Summer Exhibition RA

Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts

Beauty and wellbeing are a whole body, mind and soul thing as far as I’m concerned. No point slathering on the skincare if you’re not nourishing your mind too. Feeling inspired makes the skin glow and eyes sparkle. Art should be part of your beauty routine! As summer draws to an end (sob sob), it’s the last weekend to catch the Summer Exhibition at the … Continue reading Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts

Anselm Kiefer installation in Royal Academy Courtyard

Last Chance To See Monumental Anselm Kiefer Exhibition At Royal Academy

One of the wonderful things about London, is the access we have to art from all over the world and the opportunity that gives to learn new stuff. No point lying, until I saw I saw the Anselm Kiefer Royal Academy exhibition posters, the only Anselm I knew was the saint (I went to school in Canterbury), and the only Kiefer was Sutherland. The artist that … Continue reading Last Chance To See Monumental Anselm Kiefer Exhibition At Royal Academy

Last Week To See: Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition

I feel thoroughly ashamed of myself. Greenwich is on my doorstep and I completely take it for granted. The Queen’s House (separate post coming up) is one of its treasures. I’ve walked past the grand house numerous times but finally went in recently to see the Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition that is currently on. Royal Museums Greenwich contemporary arts programme has invited acclaimed … Continue reading Last Week To See: Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich exhibition

Chris Ofili, No Woman, No Cry

No Woman, No Cry

A picture says a thousand words. Saw this floor to ceiling painting at Tate Britain three years ago during the Chris Ofili retrospective. Part of his Turner Prize winning collection, No Woman,No Cry was inspired by Doreen Lawrence and produced as a tribute to her murdered son as well as a universal portrayal of grief. Each tear drop has an image of Stephen Lawrence. Click this link to see it … Continue reading No Woman, No Cry

Hairmazing Hair Sculpture

I have just been to the hairdressers for a trim. I would love to see  my hairdresser’s face if i’d whipped these pics out and said I want “something like this”. These amazing creations and hair sculptures are part of the Tressé Agoche collection, by Haitian-American designer Joanne Petit-Frére. See more of her work at http://www.tresse-agoche.com Continue reading Hairmazing Hair Sculpture

Incredible Colour ‘Photograph’ of Van Gogh

Take a look at this ‘photo’ of Vincent Van Gogh. Incredible isn’t it?  The artwork ‘Revealing The Truth’ was created by Lithuanian photographer, Tadas Cerniauskas, using one of  Van Gogh’s self-portraits, a red headed friend and a touch of digital wizardry  to imagine how the artist might have looked. Here’s a link to a video with behind the scenes of how he did it. http://tv.ibtimes.com/photographer-digitally-creates-lifelike-van-gogh-image-8528 What … Continue reading Incredible Colour ‘Photograph’ of Van Gogh