The Other Woman

The Other Woman

“It’s a benign addiction,” says Chris, “Or it’s the other woman, quite often. You can’t pay attention to your nearest…

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Where Your Art Really Begins

Where Your Art Really Begins

I was gazing over a student's shoulder at a work that I can most charitably describe as 'experimental.' "I just waved…

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Imagining The Landscape

Imagining The Landscape

Vague, hazy distances or intricate, closeup details; a hillside habitation or the veins on a leaf; clouds, blades of grass,…

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What Colour Is Your Sky?

What colour is your sky?

This September, as we approached the final day of my two week stay at Studio Paradiso, a guest asked if all my…

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Commitment

Commitment

A few years ago, when I was offered a small show at Black Swan Arts in Frome, I decided not…

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Industrious

Industrious

A couple of weeks ago, one Tuesday evening, I was privileged to take part in an engaging conversation with artist, Lucinda…

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Who Needs A Painting Holiday? – Me!

Who needs a painting holiday? – Me!

You can paint anywhere, of course. Beautiful scenery and fine food and wine aren't absolutely essential to the creative urge,…

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Going With The Flow

Going With The Flow

On painting holidays and at workshops and classes at home, when I ask students what they want to achieve with their…

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Last Goose Before Christmas!

Last Goose Before Christmas!

Here's a little something to go with your brussels sprouts this holiday... Draw a grid, 5 squares by 2, as lightly as…

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Peppered With Embarrassment

Peppered With Embarrassment

A couple of weeks ago, I was happily lost in thought over my painting when the 'phone rang. I still had the…

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Is It A Line? Is It A Plane?…

Is it a line? Is it a plane?…

At the end of August, I was asked by Frome Town Council to record a visit to the town by the Academy Of Urbanism.…

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Kandinsky’s Hissing Paintbox

Kandinsky’s Hissing Paintbox

"O please, gentlemen... that is a deep violet, please, depend on it! Not so rose!"-  Franz Liszt conducting his orchestra…

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