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Reading the T’s and C’s

I've just returned from a three week walking tour around La Gomera, one of the smallest islands of the Canaries.…

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Using the hand to train the eye…

In the latest edition of Seeing Things, my regular podcast on Frome FM about the visual arts, I talk to…

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In the frog house!

Many years ago, my mum bought a frog. Not a real one, but a wall-eyed, green and black-striped, purple-bellied beanbag…

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Angry Art?

A long time ago, when I first began teaching art, I suggested to a class that we try our hand…

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When the bubble pops…

La Finca Paradiso is a green oasis in the Almerian desert; a 33 acre bubble of tranquility where we make time stand still…

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Look To Your Paper

JMW Turner painted one of his most famous sunsets* on tinted paper, so I thought I'd have a go, too!…

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Straining wistful eyes into vacancy…

It's about that time when the New Year starts to feel a lot like the old one and I'm tempted…

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The Art Before Christmas

It's the last art class before Christmas and everyone has that 'end of term' feeling - you know, when you're…

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The Big Hole In My Blog

When I browsed the blog pages on my website the other day, I was shocked to discover that I hadn't…

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Failure?

A long time ago, when I ran evening classes at the local college, I taught a student who only ever worked on…

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Gesso Stories

  As the Christmas season approached, we tried something very different at my watercolour classes. By prepping the paper with gesso and then…

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Exhibition?

I did this drawing somewhere between Lugo and Ferreira. I can't remember where exactly because the roadsigns were unreliable and…

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