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“The Art Itself is Nature”

At the end of last year, I wrote a post about Diane Duyser, who made headlines when she saw the…

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A Busman’s Holiday

This summer, during the worst of the British heatwave, I was in Madeira, where the sun rises late and its…

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The Sky Is The Limit

¡Hola! Here's the Montgó massif in Spain, a breathtaking lump of rock that rises 750 metres above the villa where…

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From penciller to painter

A fortnight ago, while Franklin was thrashing about in frustration, looking for anything Eunice might have missed, I drove down…

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Making light of play

Back in October, my partner, Petra and I were lucky enough to escape to Madeira for the half term and…

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Sculpting With Colour

"Le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'un occupation inutile."* I'm very fond of this quotation from Henri de Régnier, which…

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Back To Life?

Contemplating the return to real life classes With the support of many of my students and with the help of  Zoom, Google…

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Come to T with me!

  On Watercolour A to Z, our online journey through the watercolour alphabet, we looked at how to describe the form…

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When is an iguana not an iguana?

Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Red, Duochrome Blue Pearl and Indigo with body colour and scratching out. The answer, of course, is…

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Landscape Heavy?

Within a few days of publication, my book, Tate: Master Watercolour, was named 'Book of the Month' by Artists & Illustrators magazine.…

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Master Watercolour

Master Watercolour is a practical book project that began in September 2018 and took me more than a year to…

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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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