Vandy Massey is an expressive artist who creates exuberant paintings expressing aspects of the natural environment.
Facilitating artist development is something of a passion. Hosting workshops with some of the world's foremost tutors is the result.
"Paintings filled with joy, energy and colour"
How to display artwork at home
Have you ever wondered how to display artwork at home when you’ve run out of wall space? You see a painting that you’ve fallen in love with and you are bursting to buy it, but there’s just no space left on your walls – not…
Creative Loosening-up Exercises
I always start my watercolour tutoring sessions with some creative loosening-up exercises. I did just that yesterday during the first workshop of the year. It was even more valuable than usual, given that we had all been without access to in-person workshops for so long….
Cleaning Used Acrylic Painting Water
Cleaning used acrylic painting water is not something I had to think about much while I was predominantly using watercolour. I’ve used acrylics and oils over the years from time to time, but only to satisfy my ‘how does this work’ curiosity. That meant the…
Finding your inner artist
Have you ever thought about finding your inner artist? Last month I was honoured to guest blog for Instinctive Living. Here is the post, as Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”…
Painting Elements of Nature
In preparation for my workshop, Painting Elements of Nature, I’ve been going through my photographs to find some reference images. And I’ve got some fantastic pictures I want to share with you. What do I mean when I talk about painting elements of nature? There’s…
When a painting goes wrong
When a painting goes wrong, decisions have to be made. If we expect that every time we put brush to paper we will produce a masterpiece, we are going to be disappointed. The ratio of good paintings to sheets of paper used is surprisingly low. Between…