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12 Acts of Kindness: December (the end is nigh…)

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The end of the year has come around quickly hasn’t it? So I’d like to take the opportunity to look back on the achievements of 12 Acts of Kindness so far… We’ve supported 11 fantastic charities doing a range of work, from environmental to humanitarian, and from hands-on care to the research that could ultimately […]

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12 Acts of Kindness: November

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When I was young, there were three things I really loved: sleep, cheese and art. Fortunately for me, my parents let me have all these things in generous abundance. But not every child is as lucky as me, and so, having failed to find any particularly inspiring sleep or cheese charities (weird), I’ve selected the […]

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12 Acts of Kindness: September

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I spend quite a lot of my time with bees. Not intentionally – there’s a bee hive near my studio, and they often stray in and I loose a little bit of time most months trying to usher them back outside. But despite the prevalence of bees in my little corner of the world, the […]

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12 Acts of Kindness: July

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When I started this charitable project 7 months ago, a huge part of the inspiration came from my dad. He had an insatiable love for the world and a fascination for the people that lived in it. Growing up with him as a role model, he inspired me to be more attentive, more thoughtful and […]

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12 Acts of Kindness: June

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Ever noticed how beautiful London is? It’s particularly beautiful at night time when the lights sparkle on the river and when the hubbub of people has died down to a gentle hum. Last month I had the very special experience of seeing the city like this during the night time Moonwalk, which passes many of […]

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12 Acts of Kindness: May

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Firstly, here’s a big thank you to everyone who’s taken an interest in the 12 Acts of Kindness project thus far. THANK YOU! If you’ve not heard me talk about it before, it’s a monthly fundraising appeal in which each month I give away an art work to a randomly selected person who has donated […]

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12 Acts of Kindness – April

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This month I am raising money for the Williams Syndrome Foundation as a part of 12 Acts of Kindness, in honour of my long-time friend Andy. The Williams Syndrome Foundation do wonderful work funding research into the Syndrome and supporting people with the rare condition. Williams Syndrome affects around 1 in 25,000 people, and one […]

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Why butterflies are better than your cat

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A few weeks ago I promised a post on butterflies and why they are one of the most fascinating creatures flitting across our world. It’s surprising, given their size and short lifespan, just how complex these little creatures are. So here are a few of the things that I’ve learnt over the past years as […]

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