"I have painted for most of my life; I have written at various points too, sometimes as part of my job, less so for pleasure. But it was the re-evaluation that came with my middle years that brought the two creative forms together."
"Morris Windrush is one of my favourite designs at the moment. I like the brightness of gold on blue and the feeling of fabric that reminds me of medieval times."
The life and art of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) mirror the excesses and sublime brilliance of the society that produced him. As the foremost chronicler of the outsized ambitions, appetites and failures that have consistently defined America,...
"Don’t ever limit yourself. With art, as in life, the possibilities are endless!"
Tibetan woman and restaurant owner - near a monastery on the Tibetan Plateau.
"A big theme for me as an actress is naturalness and credibility! There are a lot of scripts and actors whom I don't believe a single word."
"The one thing that I stand by more than anything else is to do what you love, even if you are not the best at it."
Paperblanks' Silver Filigree hanging out in London, post-Olympics.
"Pablo Picasso said: Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
The muted and complex palette of pastel colours and the sensuous, sinuous lines of Alphonse Mucha’s work heralded a novel moment in art history. In works notable for their youthful energy and simplified draftsmanship, Mucha (1860–1939) helped to turn...