BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Embroidering people with beauty – ART FOR WRITERS

Ruth Miller creates hand-embroidered portraits from her studio on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each one takes about a year. This is what she says about her work: “Ugly and gross … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 5 Comments

A Portrait made of layers – ART FOR WRITERS

Another striking portrait this week. This is by Syrian artist Aula Al Ayoub who usually paints women.  She starts three or four projetcs at a time and keeps alternating between … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

A revealing portrait – an example of showing, not telling ART FOR WRITERS

I don’t think I have to say much about this week’s inspiring picture. It’s an arresting face staring back at the viewer, devoid of hope. The title tells us everything … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Art for Writers -creating from the inside out

‘Clearly, it is not possible to paint the spirit. You cannot paint consciousness. You start with the knowledge we all have that the most significant human reality lies beneath material … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 2 Comments