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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #4 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

2 May

Revolution Green

Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

It’s also worth mentioning that we now HAVE pulled together our next visitor peep project and it’s called ‘Interactions and Intersections’ created by artist Kelly Occhiuzzo who, working alongside 3 other artists over the next month, will be collectively create 4 new collaborative artworks.  All will be revealed on Monday!

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Without further ado…here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 1st May

“Well it’s that time again and it looks like things are going to start moving for me at a less tortoise pace very soon!

Firstly I am going to finally be able to purchase a lovely SLR camera in the next week or two. This is really important for me because it means that I will be able to start to build a portfolio of my pictures. Once I have done that, then I can start approaching various people with my art. It also means that I can get some prints done as well! 

Another great thing about having my portfolio done,  is that I will be able to finally reveal the little twist to my art! At last, the real essence of my work will be out there! So I think that it will probably be about a month’s time! I simply can’t wait!

I also have some more good news. I have someone interested in looking into producing my prints on quite a large scale, which is mega fabulous! They have asked me to get back to them in a few weeks, so the SLR camera and portfolio are really really important. It isn’t a definite project, but I am very flattered that they like my art enough to consider this. I will keep you posted in my future journals, and I will hopefully be able to tell you a bit more about it all if it goes ahead! 

I am also going to be collaborating with a lovely poet called Nat Hall. Nat kindly wrote a poem inspired by my art, when I was a visitorpeep with ArtiPeeps which I absolutely loved. All of the poetry that was written by all of the poets really touched me. You can find Nat’s poem here and the others here. This time Nat will be writing a poem and I will then do a painting inspired by her poetry. I cannot wait and I am thinking of using the neons on quite a big canvas for this! 

It is great that things are moving in the right direction. I don’t take anything for granted, so every little good thing that happens, always puts a big smile on my face! In fact I am smiling right now 🙂

I have included two pictures called Squiggle It and Ghoul La La! Squiggle It was the very first picture I ever did with the neons so it has a special place in my heart! For some reason Ghoul La La! reminds me of ghosts and bats in the woods. It wasn’t really aimed to be like that it was just the way it turned out at the time! Spooky!

Well it is now time for me to bid you farewell for another two weeks. I am so thrilled that things are starting to move, and I am already looking forward to my next instalment, which I hope will bring more great news!”

Until then bye bye,

Lili X

Squiggle It! :

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Squiggle It! by Lili Morgan

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Ghoul La La!:

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Ghoul La La! by Lili Morgan

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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site Menu above.

Or follow her: https://twitter.com/LiliMorganArt

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‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #3 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

18 Apr

Revolution Green

Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed. It’s also worth mentioning that we have nearly pulled together our next visitor peep project. We are just waiting on one more artist to confirm his participation and then we’ll be away! 

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Without further ado…here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 17th April

Well it’s time for my latest journal and I don’t know where the time has gone? The weeks are flying into months and before long we will have our glorious English summer (well maybe a nice day or two if we are lucky!) We have had the longest winter I can remember and it has been appalling. Spring is finally here and it has brought a sense of optimism with it (Well for myself anyway).

 I have come up against a bit of a brickwall with some of my ideas for my art. It isn’t anything that I can’t get past. It just means that I will have to wait a little longer to progress in the direction I am aiming for. I don’t really find it too disheartening. I think having a challenge is good. It will make everything more satisfying when I do eventually reach my goals. Unfortunately, it also means that I will also have to wait a little longer to reveal the twist to my work. All in good time though.

 I am still working on a couple of new pictures, which I can hopefully share with my next journal. The neon’s are definitely putting up a bit of a fight and they are pretty hard to manipulate. They like to go where they want, and not where I want them to go. It may take me a little while to get them to comply. We will get there in the end though!! 

 They are certainly a challenge in themselves. However, I do love the vibrancy of their colours. Their brightness is beautiful (in my eyes anyway!). Because of that, I don’t think another medium would be so suitable for me.

 All good things come to those that wait! (Or so the saying goes!) So I am going to wait to move forward. I am going to wait for the neons to tow the line, and I am going to wait to reveal my little twist. 

 I am not going to wait to carry on painting, or to write my next journal in a fortnight. I really enjoy writing my thoughts to share with you, and it always helps with my motivation. I am very happy that @Artipeep have given me the opportunity to carry on with my journal. So Thank you. Thank you. Thank you Artipeeps!

 On that very thankful note I will bid you farewell for another fortnight. I hope for my next journal to be a little more exciting, with at least one or two new pictures to share with you.

 Those naughty neon’s will just have to behave!! 

 Until next time.

All the very best,

 

Lili x

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Slideshow of Lili’s work thus far:

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 If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site Menu above.

Or follow her: https://twitter.com/LiliMorganArt

‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #2 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

4 Apr

Revolution Green

A month or so has gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us alongside with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed. It’s also worth mentioning that we are presently pulling together our next Visitor Peep project. Watch this space! 

Without further ado…here’s Lili:

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Thurs 4th April

Where on earth does the time go? It only seems like yesterday when I made my last journal entry. I was feeling pretty sombre then. But now the British days are getting a bit lighter I am back to my sunny self! (Us Brits really are obsessed by the weather).

I have had a few developments with my art work, but it is a case of waiting for A until I can move onto B etc etc. Unfortunately I cannot reveal what they are as of yet. (Top secret alert!) However, I can tell you that there is a twist to my art work. It isn’t quite what it first seems.  I am really hoping that I will be able to share it with you very soon. It is a little frustrating not being able to say, but all will be revealed in due course!  Sorry but that is all I can really say about it at the moment. 

For now my next focus will be doing more painting and setting up my portfolio. I can’t wait to do my portfolio. It will be the next step on the ladder for me. It seems like it is taking forever to progress, but I need to make sure I am happy with everything. I know that I won’t be happy if I rush things just to get my thing out there. Patience is a virtue! 

I have included 3 of my pictures to share with you this week. I thought I would have a “brighter” attitude this time, so I think they match the theme!…They sure are bright!

I am going to include more pictures in my next journal, and I really hope that I will be able to let on a little bit more about what is going on. I actually can’t wait to reveal all! Exciting times! So anyway, on that slightly teasing note I will bid you “Goodbye” for another 2 weeks.

Take care,

Love Lili x

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Pink Rock , Lili Morgan

Pink Rock , Lili Morgan

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Lime Light by Lili Morgan

Lime Light ,  Lili Morgan

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Dance With Me, Lili Morgan

Dance With Me, Lili Morgan

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 If you want to see more of Lili’s work you can find it under the Visitor Peep Tab on our Menu above.

Or follow her: https://twitter.com/LiliMorganArt

‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

21 Mar

Revolution Green

A month or so has gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us alongside with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed. It’s also worth mentioning that we are presently pulling together our next Visitor Peep project. Watch this space! 

Without further ado…here’s Lili:

‘Well, I really don’t know where the time has gone since my last journal entry? I have now realised though that writing for @Artipeep really does help keep me motivated with my art work. I love painting and I find it so pleasurable, but I have this weird thing whereby I can only do it when I am in the right frame of mind. As I don’t have a studio at the moment, so my house also has to be tidy first as well. It is almost a bit of a ritual, which has come as a little bit of a surprise! 

I have also had doubts about my ability. I think I just need to get over myself really, as I know that what I am doing isn’t going to be the most liked. Most people won’t get it, and I also need to get over people looking at it and saying, “Oh yeah, you just splat that on don’t you!” The neon paint is extremely thin and hard to manipulate like normal acrylic paint. My picture “On the right side” was pretty hard to, “just splat” as was “Atomic Number 10”

The Right Side

The Right Side

Atomic 10

Atomic 10

Anyway, moan over. It’s not in my nature to be so negative, so on with the positive. I have loads of new ideas and I am going to be totally experimenting over the next few weeks by mixing it right up. I have found my excitement and I can’t wait to get cracking on with my artistic adventure. The doubt has passed and my enthusiasm is back! Yay me! Power to the neons! Power to Lili Morgan! Lili Morgan is back! Neon power! Lili power! Whoop Whoop!

Sorry, just making up for my lack of direction over the last few weeks. Soo need to get over myself! 😉

Lastly this week I thought I would write a little poem. So here it is:

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“Oh to be an artist…”

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Oh to be an artist,

With attitude and flair,

Oh to be an artist,

Who doesn’t really care.

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Shall I brush it lightly?

Or lay it on real thick?

Which part of my neons,

Are gonna really stick?

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The neons are now talking,

And what is it they say?

They’re tired of my balking,

And need to have their way.

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Oh to be an artist,

With attitude and flair,

Oh to be an artist…

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Actually no one cares. Find your flair. Do some painting. Stop moaning. Stop doubting. Not everyone will like it. So what? Do you know what? You really do need to get over yourself! Stop over thinking. You never learn. You always over think. It never helps. It just makes you, make things a hundred times harder for yourself. So just don’t think. Just get on with it!!….

Oh, and lastly, always be gentle on yourself!

Apologies to any established poets that may have read that. I am sure the end makes no poetical sense at all. I will be back in a fortnight, totally over myself, with hopefully more pictures to show you. Until then, take care.’

Love Lili x

You can find more of Lili’s work and journaling under the Visitor Peep Tab on our menu.

Follow Lili on Twitter here

Lili Morgan, Emerging, Abstract Neon Artist Journal #4

13 Feb

sunshine_meditation

Well, officially this is Lili’s last week with us at ArtiPeeps but in real terms you are going to be able to watch Lili’s progress on a regular basis as she will be taking up a fortnightly blog spot with us starting Thursday 21st March. We’ll be able to continue to watch Lili grow as an artist. We will also, of course, provide her with any mentoring support as and when she feels she needs it.

 Lili has been our first artist Visitor-Peep/artist in residence. James & I have learned a lot from our relationship with her with regard to the support a Visitor Peep needs. Things we can improve on and things of which we can be proud. All of what we have learned from this experience will feed into our next visitor peep venture.

 I’d also like to thank and mention all the poets and contributors to ArtiPeeps who have welcomed Lili into the fold with such gusto; and for ALL the people who have taken the time to write their responses to Lili’s work. I’ve appreciated the candour and the warmth in equal measure.

 Finally, I’d like to thank Lili for her lightness of touch in all our negotiations, her enthusiasm and her openness and for allowing ArtiPeeps to debut her work. From a personal standpoint it’s been a delight working with Lili and I’m thrilled to be maintaining the connection so we can watch Lili grow. Roll on the Revolution Green!

If you would like to take up this opportunity (from any discipline) please do get in contact with us via the reply box or via @ArtiPeep. We’d love to have you. For more details in relation to our Visitor Peep Initiative please see HERE.

Monday 11th February 2013

‘Another week has flown by and it is now my last week as a Visitor Peep. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing my journals and showing my pictures. The support I have received has been amazing. Nicky at Artipeeps has been a constant support and has worked incredibly hard to make it possible for me. Her kindness is very much appreciated. Also, my mentor, James has been great in his replies to all my questions. This has been most helpful for me to help me decide how I need to move forward.

I have also had feedback, both negative and mostly positive. It was lovely for people to take the time to write to me to let me know what they thought. It was all very helpful, even the negative response, which reminded me that not everyone is going to like what I do, and that everyone is entitled to their opinion.

I was totally over-whelmed with the poetry that was written inspired by my pictures. I cannot thank the 5 poets that took their time to put pen to paper enough. Their poetry couldn’t have come at a better time for me. They have inspired me to carry on doing what I love! So thank you all.

I will be posting one new picture today and some more pictures during the week. I am experimenting with normal acrylics mixed with the neon paint, and will post them on here (I am not too sure if this will be something that I will be doing in the future. I am pretty much on the fence at the moment). It would be good to have some feedback when I do post them to help me decide if the neons will win their fight to take control again!

For now I am going to keep painting. My next step will be an SLR camera and then a website to start my portfolio. I will definitely be keeping in touch on here, on a regular basis, with updates of my progress.

Thank you for taking the time to view my journal entries and pictures. Also thank you for all of the feedback, poetry and support. Overall, it has been the most wonderful, and memorable experience for Me and my lovely vibrant neons!’

Lili X

Here’s a taster of some of my new work. 

Twisted Heart

Twisted Heart

Here’s a word from Lili’s Mentor James Mackenzie:

It has been an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to be Lili’s mentor. She has worked so hard and come up with some very innovative new concepts and approaches to producing artwork. I have enjoyed reading her blog and nurturing her along the way with any help or guidance she needed; and, I hope I managed to answer most of her questions. This is the start of great things to come for Lili I am sure. I wish her all the success and recognition she deserves and I look forward to not only her future exhibitions but also reading her blog and supporting and advising her further as she progresses. 

All the very best, Lili, from all those at ArtiPeeps.

Good to have you with us! 

NB. If you missed out on Lili’s last three journal entries you can find them HERE; or check out her previous post via the Categories box on the Sidebar under: Visitor Peep.

And Check out the Lili Inspired  poetry here & here

Featuring the poetry of:

Kate Garrett, Greg Mackie, Becca Smith, Nat Hall & Anil Godigamuwe

 

Lili Morgan: Emerging Neon Abstract Artist: Journal #3

7 Feb

sunshine_meditation

Well another week has gone by of our Visitor Peep month and this is our 3rd week with Lili. (You can read all about our initiative here).  As Lili says the month is coming to its close quickly. This week has been a week of poetry and connection really; I’ll let Lili explain….

Friday 1st February 2013


“Well another week has flown by and I have been lucky enough to have 3 poets writing poetry inspired by my art and more to come on Thursday. You can not imagine how touched I am by them all, and how they have all in turn also inspired me for my journey as an emerging artist. They have all definitely totally lifted my slightly sagging mood and I cannot thank them enough for that.

Sometimes I think I have so much to do to get where I would really like to be, and I become a little impatient. I know things should not be rushed and a steady even pace will be better in the long run. I have asked James (my mentor) some questions and his answers have been very helpful. I must remember, small steps…

I have been looking at my pictures so far and I have been thinking about the inspiration for these pieces. ‘The Trip’ was going to be called ‘Bitch Fit’ as I became incredibly frustrated with the paint as it was very runny, and in my moment of annoyance I purposely spilt the paint on the canvas. I named it ‘The Trip’ in the end as it seems quite  psychedelic and out there. ‘Revolution Green‘ started off with the under layer which I found quite boring. I decided I wanted the green to take over the painting and dominate the piece. I chose the name as the word ‘Revolution’ was perfect to describe the overpowering of the green. ‘Atomic number 10‘ was painted from one side of the canvas on purpose. I wanted the lines to reach out like an explosion. Atomic number 10 is actually the chemical name for neon (also Ne). I thought the double sidedness of the title was perfect for this piece. On a similar vibe ‘Galaxy 14‘ is the name of a satellite. I chose the name because the painting reminded me of looking down on earth from the sky. In my future paintings I will be choosing similar titles. I like to play with words. It gives another layer to the art, as well as a clue of my personal interpretation.

I have an idea for my next picture which will include both normal acrylics, as well as my neon paints. I will post it once it is finished, on here next week. I have a good idea of the direction of style in which my paintings will be going. The neon will definitely be staying in every picture, but it may not so dominant in all of them…Just most of them!!…

Now come on neons you need to play it fair and give the other acrylics a bit of a chance! ;-)”

You can find my other two journal entries here: & 2

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Q & A  With James Mackenzie (Lili’s Mentor):

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Lili’s Questions

Here are more questions for you.

When I buy a new camera, should I get a tripod too?> What is the best way to approach a gallery? > How would a gallery go about displaying my art? > What is the usual commission that a gallery will take? > What is the best way to approach an agent? > Who is the best agent to approach? > Do you think I may be eligible for funding? Or would I need to wait for that? I would like funding to be able to rent studio space.

James’  Answers

I have never used a tripod but I recommend taking many photos of each composition with some indoor with flash, some in natural light outside or inside without flash. Your paintings obviously need a different approach to most with the new technique you are experimenting with. > As for approaching galleries, you can build up a collection of photographs of your work and put it in a portfolio and take it with you when you approach a gallery as an example of your work. Another way is to email many galleries with samples of your work attached. You can also have some artist business cards printed to take with you if you are planning to visit galleries personally. >The commission galleries take varies a great deal…..you should expect to receive around 60% for an original painting so mark up your price and don’t under sell yourself. > As for funding and agents, I would promote yourself and keep approaching galleries and also begin to create a website. All the small things add up. If you tick all the right boxes, enter exhibitions, have work in various galleries then approach agents to work for you…..everyone wants a cut so my advice is to do as much as you can yourself to start with and at a limited cost.

The Shining

The Shining

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Two more Poems For Lili by two more great poets Nat Hall  &  Anil Godigamuwe

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Direct response to three selected works from Lili Morgan:

Atomic 10, The Shining & Revolution Green

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Atomic 10

Flick of your brush

on black background,

molecules of your imagination,

I see embers, sparks inside night,

as gales blow away signs of light –

the very core of man-child’s hearts

before fire, as Norsemen throw torches

to hell in hope to see again their sun.

Or is it spring,

star sedge in inverted colours?

Ten thousand seeds

set free to skid across canvas,

hordes of mayflies above rivers scorched

to imitate fireworks?

Look again now.

No heart of glass could paint this way:

atomic 10 owns unique scale

to the power of illusions;

microcosmic world

in your hands,

through

the

eyes

of

your

universe.

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The Shining

Define your star.

Globe of matter blacker than hell,

as rouge prevails,

unfolds around distinctive squares;

diluted light,

miracle sun implores Imbolc

to wake from ice,

shine without shame

through hail & rain horizontal.

You imagine earth crust’s flowers

finding their way through permafrost,

as memories gripped inside hues,

ces rêves oranges* of past summers,

flaming sunsets right on the edge of a circle defined by men

to separate yellow from red.

Whatever you say about stars,

it is shining,

there,

in your eyes.

Note: * orange dreams

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Revolution Green

Sea,

weeds.

We see seaweeds,

globular green from the shallows,

where the known world meets with strange tides –

tales, new epics filtered through sand,

symphonic salt.

New dynamics,

Le monde en marche*,

A thousand feet on a sandbridge

in search of love,

atolls,

islands.

And when you think

you strike a deal,

surf turns acidic in your thoughts –

follow clear revolution green,

take off your shoes,

brave new

water.

Note: * new marching world

© Nat Hall 2013

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Trailblazers

by Anil Godigamuwe

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Take my hand,” I said.

A hand offered,

Offering to stroke gemstones

Into souls with a touch.

A touch that colours and

Ignites a sparking soul.

Sparks that flare

And let me stare

As supernovae set sunrises

In our vision,

Bursting horizons,

Bursting with opportunity

Born of galaxies.

Galaxies born in

The splash of a heartbeat

Or the pulse of a raindrop

On a still still plane

Complex and imaginary;

Imagined complexity

Wrapped in the fractal of an iris

Which lets you stare back.

If you take my hand too,” you said.

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See more of the great Nat and Anil here:

 

Nat Hall:

http://nordicblackbird.weebly.com/index.html

https://twitter.com/nordicblackbird

Anil Godigamuwe

http://worldswithinworlds.co.uk/musings

https://twitter.com/godigumdrop

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In case you missed the ‘Poems for Lili’ post on Tuesday, you can see some more Lili inspired poetry HERE

Also if you would like to be our next Visitor Peep, or know of a creative who might value ‘borrowing’ one of our pages for a month DO get in contact. Either via the reply box or Twitter @Artipeep

You’d be most welcome!

LILI MORGAN: EMERGING NEON ABSTRACT ARTIST

24 Jan

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Today is a great sunshiny day for ArtiPeeps because we’re thrilled to welcome and debut new emerging neon abstract artist

LILI MORGAN 

We’re honored she’s chosen ArtiPeeps as the site on which to debut her work. I happily stumbled upon Lili in one of my scouting sojourns through Twitter. I asked her if she would be interested in our Visitor Peep Initiative and she said YES (always a very good word and answer) and that was the beginning of our collaborative adventure together! 

In case you don’t know Our Visitor Peep Page has been specifically created so it can be ‘borrowed’ for a month by ANY emerging artist or writer from any discipline. A mentor will be provided and support given throughout the month. At the end of the month further development opportunities will be offered to maintain the relationship. Lili will be given  an ongoing blog spot so we can keep up-to-date with her exploits, and a further collaboration. In the not too distant future we are also hoping to establish a relationship with a gallery which can act as a further platform for our artists. At ArtiPeeps our aim is to not let go of a connection once we’ve made it. We aim to nurture and develop all the talent that comes our way, and there’s a lot of it! 

 

So without further ado here’s Lili:

‘Thank you for taking your time out to view the debut of my abstract neon paintings. Even though I believe the focus should be on the art itself. I guess it would be a good idea to introduce myself and to tell you a bit about my journey that has led me to here and now, and also my aims and goals for the future!


All of my life I have loved art and anything creative. In fact, art is actually one of the few things that gives me an instant buzz! There is nothing I like better than visiting an art gallery and gazing at the pictures on display. I particularly like contemporary art in the forms of abstract, urban, and street art, and I am very influenced by the paintings of Jackson Pollock who I think was incredible.


For many a year I had talked about painting, and very briefly a few years ago, I toyed with abstract art with acrylic paints. However, I never had the courage to get out there and do it. I used my circumstances as an excuse. Not enough time, not enough resources etc etc. I realise now that what was really stopping me was my own fear. So my painting went on hold for a very long time until a chance conversation about 6 months ago.


I was sitting with friends and one of them was telling me about a painting they had recently bought. My other friend then randomly announced that I was an artist. I sat there and it was like a light bulb had gone on in my head, a complete moment of clarity, an absolutely defining moment in my life. I was going to become an artist.


I knew that if I was going to paint then it would be abstract, but I wanted it to be a bit different. So when I found the neon colours I knew that they were the paints for me. Their brightness and vibrancy reflected exactly how they made me feel whilst painting with them. I had found my one true love! (Apart from my family of course!). Since that day I can honestly say that I am a much happier person. My art is such a positive part of my life. I enjoy every aspect of it. It inspires me. It gives me focus, as well as aims and goals. I have also found that there are a lot of like minded creatives out there who are all extremely encouraging and supportive of one another via Twitter.

In fact it was on Twitter where I was approached by Nicky here at ArtiPeeps The concept ArtiPeeps is great. The idea is to provide a platform for new and emerging artists to showcase their work. Nicky has even found me a mentor James @jmackenzieart who is also an established artist. He will be critiquing my work, and answering any questions that I have during the 4 weeks that my art will be displayed. For me this is going to be extremely helpful and it is also brilliant to have both of their support.


My ultimate goal for my future in painting, will be to sell my pictures and display them in galleries  everywhere. It will be amazing to have commissions for my work and to be able to do the thing I truly love day in and day out. Once I am established myself then I will also like to mentor someone else to help them begin their journey as an artist. Now that I have told you a bit about myself, I would love to have some feedback from you. What is it that inspires you, and how do you aim to reach your goals? Whatever your particular journey is, I hope that it makes you as happy and excited as mine does for me. Please do let me know. I will also be writing a weekly journal about my progress on here, so please do come back and take a look.


Thanks for finding out a bit about me and I hope to find out about you and your goals too!’

Here is the debut of 4 of my paintings. You’ll find 4 more on my page here:

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A few words from James Mackenzie Lili’s Mentor during her month with us:

‘Hello All,

 I have the privilege to be the English Art Correspondent for Artipeeps….one of a few titles to come I believe!

 Thus far I have written some blogs and also produced a festive painting in collaboration with poet Nat Hall for the Artipeeps ‘A Christmas Carol’ blog. It was a new experience for me painting from someone else’s mind!

 My new role at Artipeeps is that of art mentor. A chance for me to provide some guidance and support to new artists and share the knowledge I have picked up on the way.  I’ll be supporting Lily throughout her month with Artipeps, reviewing her work and, I hope, offering her some constructive criticism as well as answering any questions she might have. We are then going to be using this experience to develop a mentoring programme that can be applied to other mentees from all disciplines.

 My day job involves teaching art and photography to secondary school students and helping to develop their artistic potential. So, as you can imagine I am looking forward to trying to do the same for aspiring artists.

 My first suggestion to any new artist is to get their hands on a digital SLR camera to take high quality photographs of their artwork. It doesn’t have to be expensive -I would recommend a second hand Nikon, maybe a D200 10.2 MP from eBay to start with. They can be great value for money and eBay is definitely the answer. Find a respectable seller, one who has sold many items and has positive feedback from buyers and you should expect to pay between £100 and £200.

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So now you know what’s in store for Lili, James and ArtiPeeps in the month ahead. Lily will be posting out her journal regularly as she continues to create, try new techniqies and develop her work. She will be sharing her trials, tribulations and ideas with us all and new pictures will be placed on her page regularly. So do keep an eye on it and follow this blog  via the tab at the top of the sidebar.

Your response is also key to this experience. You’re part of the collaboration so we’d LOVE to have lots of feedback and if you’d like to be our next Visitor Peep do get in touch. You’d be welcome!

Follow us on Twitter:

Lili Morgan: @LiliMorganArt

James Mackenzie: @jmackenzieart

ArtiPeeps: @ArtiPeep

Thanks so much for your interest, and all the very best! Here’s to collaboration!

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