‘Paint Fit’ was a course that I invented in February 2021. The idea grew out of a realisation that many artists have the time, a studio space but sometimes lack the self belief, a routine and momentum to really push on with their work through the difficult stages. The support of like minded people helps, but having a Paint Fit ‘coach’ to get them going and not allow them to lose their focus and ambition seemed to be the missing ingrediant.

For an hour each morning, online, over 2 weeks I talked, motivated, demonstrated and gave them tools and processes to help them use the resources that they already had. I unpacked the process and stages of making a body of work. After the hour together we were warmed up and ready to spend the rest of the day in our studios working in a focused, positive way. We had made the commitment to be uncompromising and playful; open to the new possibilities of what might come up as we worked.

In February 2022 I taught Paint Fit again and worked with some wonderful artists who were very open and excited to be part of a group that shared and supported one another. This online exhibition shows how the course inspired them and has continued to feed their practise and help them make the paintings that they wanted to do. We still meet and encourage each other to be brave, bold and ambitious with our painting.

I will be teaching another 2 week Paint Fit course from October 31st – November 4th and November 7th – 11th 2022. Further details can be found here.

Emily Ball August 2022

Tessa Jane

“Everything lives inside us.”


He says live with the world inside you.

He says it doesn’t matter if you draw,
or write books. It doesn’t matter
if you saw wood, or catch fish… Detail from Hokusai Says by Roger Keyes.


This year I’ve had the opportunity to see through other's eyes. As an artist I aim to share my perspective on the world. I now smell, taste and hear colour. I am captivated by atypical colour and find myself drawn to more abstract responses to my surroundings. To quote Emily, I don’t want to just ‘push paint around’ on a canvas and I aim to delve deeper into capturing my presence on canvas in paint.



A friend wrote,”How often have we ourselves become aware that we're not really being listened to, or not listening fully?


I intend to listen with greater and more kindly attention, using those cues - What's behind their words? Can I hear who they are yet?” Angela Scarrot.


I intend to paint what I hear, see, touch, smell, taste and feel emotionally. I aim to create a body of work in circles to suggest seeing in full circle... in the round.

Friday, 12 August 2022
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East Sussex,
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Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom