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Systems Engineer Day – Website Designer Graham Irwin

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Graham Irwin is a computer programmer turned website designer and I interviewed him for International Systems Engineer Day. Graham, I believe you started off your career as a computer programmer? What made you interested in computer programming as a career? Graham: “At further education college, I had a maths lecturer who was interested in teaching, what was then a very…

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The Vegan Artist?

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November is World Vegan Month. According to Wikipedia: “Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.” In reality, as there are different types of vegetarian there are different types of…

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How do we look at art?

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In this series of articles I am going to explore how we look at art, the part that colour plays in our lives and how art can contribute to health and well being.  This first article considers how we ‘look’ at art. To begin with I want to ask you to consider – what part of our body do we…

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How Do You Create Healing Art?

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Meteor Shower Heals Earth I often get asked how do you create healing art? That is one of those million dollar questions as each artist will approach it differently.  It is also not as straightforward as it sounds. How do you define healing art? It could be an image made up of simple colours and textures that creates an ambient…

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Welcome to the Fantasy Art Group

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Fantasy Art is quite broadly defined and tends to display mythical, mystical and non-realistic subjects in a realistic way often linked illustrating fantasy literature. Within this group we will be exploring all aspects of fantasy art, including introducing fantasy artists. Recently I was able to interview Mystic Sparrow one of the members of the editorial team in the Fantasy Art…

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Healing Art

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I am a member of the Fellowship of Authors and Artists which aims to promote and encourage the use of writing and all art forms as a means of therapy and self-healing. I am also a member of the Arts and Healing Network. The images I create always have a story, a message I am trying to get across or imagery…

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Colour Creates the Mood

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Have a look around the room you are sitting in.  What is the predominant colour in this room?  Take account of not just the colour in the walls but also the soft furnishings and the artwork.  What is the dominant colour or colours?  Why did you choose those colours?  Are they your favourite colours or do you have them because…

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