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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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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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