Perfect spring weather

Perfect spring weather

I was painting this view earlier today and sitting under the beech trees by the side of the Rivington Reservoir I was struck by how this year’s fine weather has given us days of purest spring light. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere seems to be...
Life drawing practice

Life drawing practice

You hear a lot about mindfulness in the media. Lifestyle magazines articles, mindfulness TV programmes and even mindfulness apps are everywhere. For me, life drawing is the ultimate mindfulness activity – with no expensive apps or coffee table books required...
How I became an artist

How I became an artist

I’m often asked how I became an artist, so here’s my story. I was always encouraged to draw and paint by my parents, especially by my father, George Pott, who is also a very accomplished painter. So our house was always full of paper, paint, pencils and a...