Surrender: Ellen Claes

Surrender: Ellen Claes

Artist Ellen Claes explores the contradictions associated with control and questions the compulsiveness and unpredictability of how we experience fear with her expressive paintings. Ellen shares how she finds balancing control and surrender in her own life; from being a mother to two teenagers, to how she creates art. She shares how lockdown has affected her art process and some of the lessons that have shaped her work so far.

Pockets of Curiosity: Paula Cherry

Pockets of Curiosity: Paula Cherry

Paula Cherry's vibrant artworks are a reflection of her inner and outer landscapes where she pairs her love for the outdoors with the contemplative thoughts and emotions she experiences whilst in nature. Her emotions are transformed into texture and colour on canvas as she spreads a message of expression, joy and an appreciation for nature with the viewer.

Well-being: Yoga and Art with Kate Hiley

Well-being: Yoga and Art with Kate Hiley

Artist and Yoga Teacher Kate Hiley opens up about how yoga has impacted on her life and how it proceeds to influence her creative process. As you will discover, yoga is more than movement; it is a way of being. It shows up in the lighter moments and in the dark ones; it provides a healing tool, teaching us to lean into pain and discomfort in order to grow and be present. Some could say, it is the ideal companion to creativity, encouraging artists of all kinds to trust the process.