Category Archives: Creative Mindset

5 Reasons for Choosing Visual Art as a School Subject: Rise above the mediocre with expert advise from Artist Lillian Gray.

art is having something to say and having the means to say it

Why choose Visual Art as a subject?  Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.  Visual Art is having something to say and having the means to say it. It is about being able to reason about the state of the world and commenting on it as well as about the craftsmanship and skill […]

Art, a magic cure for curbing anxiety and stress: 7 Sketchbook challenges

Artist full of paint peaking through her fingers

CURBING ANXIETY & STRESS WITH ART With the rise of COVID-19 stay home and do art! With so much more time at home, it is essential to spend some time flexing your creative muscle. Creativity is a part of the human experience and is not something which ‘some people can do and others cannot’, rather it […]

Creativity – the only way your kids will thrive in the future: Lillian Gray shares her amazing insights

Creativity, Lillian Gray

Creativity is the new currency. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2020 creativity and creative thinking will be third on the list of the most important skills needed to survive and thrive in the fourth industrial revolution. In an article on, Richard Haines, CEO of the South African Cultural Observatory, and Rosemary Mangopa, CEO of the […]

Essential things to know about Graffiti and Street Art Lingo: 24 terms explained

Street Art Lingo Essential information for anyone wanting to go and view some graffiti or street art. During 2019 I had the privilege of doing 3 graffiti tours. First up was seeing the East End of London in the UK. In this tour, I really learnt about the evolution of graffiti and started to get enamoured with […]

Lillian Gray and her incredible story to become an illustrator: How hard can it be?

The story of Lillian Gray: My father always said that if I wrote a book about my life, no one would believe me. So you might be tempted to file this under fiction, even though this is just a little blurb in the life of Lillian, but I can promise you it’s all true, cross […]

Art Project: Authentic artist: Gregoire Boonzaier

Art project Gregoire Boonzaier Scraperboard  History Lesson: Gregoire Boonzaier (31 July 1909 – 22 April 2005) was a South African artist well known for his landscapes, portraits and still life paintings. He was a famous exponent of Cape Impressionism, a founder of the New Group, and a contributor, through his artworks, to the struggle against apartheid. […]