What counts as brilliant?

Here in Reading, Banksy’s been quite the person of the moment over the last few weeks: an image appeared, was ‘vandalised’, partly reproduced and changed again; all eminently ‘grammable and everyone’s had something to say about it. It’s had me thinking about art and perceptions. It’s a bit like the tree falling in the woods…

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Enjoying the view

“You do not need to make yourself feel worse by beating yourself up for not being happier just because other people have it worse than you.” These words from the inimitable Philippa Perry really struck a cord. In the article, Philippa talks about creating art from any negative feelings; anyone who knows me will understand…

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