What Shapes an Artist
Watch this recording of our live streamed conversation between artist tutor Alice Mumford and daughter Eleanor as they delve into questions such as why do we struggle to have the confidence to call ourselves an artist, what makes up the ‘creative compost’ of our lives and other fascinating insights into art, family and inspirational women.
Oh my that was an excellent session. Thank you so much Alice and Eleonor for your honesty and sharing such personal details of your own and the women in your family’s experience of being artists.
I found your mothers quote the most inspirational and resonates with my own journey. ‘A woman can do everything she wants but not all at the same time’. As an accomplished nurse midwife of 40 years (I wanted to be this from age 5 ) I’m now working towards being ‘an artist’Sandra Arthur
Our Art Community
The Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has an incomparable heritage. Previous tenants have included Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon, and it currently provides workspace for artists, fishermen and of course, the St Ives School of Painting. As residents of Porthmeor Studios we are right at the heart of St Ives buzzing...
Joan Eardley – The Forgotten Artist
Children from Glasgow’s slums, bleak seascapes, village fishermen at work … the vibrant visions of Joan Eardley are finding a new following. Joan Eardley, who died aged only 42 in 1963, is barely known in England …….. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/feb/10/joan-eardley-the-forgotten-artist-who-captured-scotlands-life-and-soul
A Brush With St. Ives: Art Lessons in Cornwall
As seen in… The fishing port on England’s southwest coast continues to draw artists “Tape the paper down on your clipboard, you don’t want it blowing away,” advised our tutor, Liz Luckwell, as she led us out of the St. Ives School of Painting down to the windswept beach. “Now, take a stick and walk across...