The Quest for a Pole

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Art blogs, Painting blogs, Project blogs, tarot

  My client often requests versions of paintings I’ve already done. I can change the picture enough to keep it interesting for me, as I can’t really recreate an exact copy. The original Lovers painting is 40 x 30 cm. The new one is going to be 150 x 100 cm. For reference for the […]

Arse Painting with Ella Guru

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Painting blogs
Arse Painting with Ella Guru

A  few weeks ago, a certain Mr Paul Raggity, artist and photographer, messaged me asking for tips about working with oil paint. Paul had mostly used acrylic and ink. He was holed up somewhere without Skype, so I made a few short video clips to email him. I accidentally showed the clips to a friend whose […]

The Drawing and Dancing Society: Draw your Reality

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Project blogs

Draw your Reality A part of  Your Reality is Broken Festival Join us for a life drawing session led by the Drawing and Dancing society. (see link for more details & images from previous sessions.) In our sessions we draw together of artists from a variety of fields with a strong relationship to drawing and a desire […]

The cycle of life, art and inspiration from 2016 into 2017

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Life blogs

Eleven good things about 2016 and how they will continue (in random order) 1. Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen. Inspiration in March; painting; and then seeing my painting on stage in September. A third run will be February 24-26 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/1770320919885836/. I shall return again. And the cycle continues. 2. Colour Walks. Sue Kreitzman, Diane Goldie, Anne Sophie Cochevelou and Mei Hui […]

Painting your life and your dreams

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Painting blogs, Project blogs

I have been doing commissioned work for as long as I can remember. Here I will highlight the great variety of the projects I’ve done over the years, up through 2016. The Von Stockhausen family portraits The Von Stockhausen family have portraits dating back centuries hung in ornate frames on the walls of their manor […]

Raffle for fibromyalgia – art and other prizes!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Project blogs

HUGE THANK YOU to all who came along to our  Fibromyalgia Awareness Event on 18 March 2016, bought raffle tickets, and participated by playing, performing or joining in the raffle. The night was a great success! Over £400 raised for Fibromyalgia Action UK.  When: Friday March 18 2016, Trisha Richardson is holding an event to raise funds for Fibromyalgia […]

“Hand of Artists” charity project, two unique playing card decks

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Project blogs

I’m delighted to be involved with this project, put together by Gravesend painter Duncan Grant. It’s two packs of artists’ playing cards. Not Tarot but playing cards. Each of 52 cards designed by a different artist. I had the 10 of clubs, which would be the equivalent of the 10 of Batons in Tarot. Interesting to […]

Musings on a conversation at a private view

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Art blogs

ART BLOG (To publish or not? Not sure. How honest can I be?) Sunday 1 March 2015 Last night I met a Danish painter, in the UK for her first London solo exhibition. She got me thinking about a few things. Which is always a good thing. Thinking. First, she seemed slightly ashamed of being […]

Reviews of my Tarot exhibition.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three reviews from the exhibition at Susan Diamond 22 King’s Road St Leonards-on-Sea East Sussex TN37 6DU 4 Dec 2014 – 5 Jan 2015 Rude Magazine story by Nicci Talbot: http://www.rudemagazine.co.uk/features/ella-gurus-nightlife-paintings.php Hastings Online article by Erica Smith: http://hastingsonlinetimes.co.uk/arts-culture/visual-arts/ella-guru-at-susan-diamond Laurence Poole’s blog: http://laurencepoole.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/the-ella-guru-tarot-at-susan-diamond-st-leonards/   And the Facebook event page with photos from the opening party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529433437299163/?pnref=story […]

Tarot decks for sale

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in tarot

Buy the Ella Guru Major Arcana here. 22 cards in a printed box, signed and numbered in a limited edition of 100. Cards are on thick high quality professionally printed playing card stock, with rounded edges. NOTE if you are in East Sussex, please buy local rather than online – you will save yourself the […]

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