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Art in Australia

On Jan 2nd, I travelled to Australia to stay for two weeks with my son who lives in Melbourne – two weeks in which I saw all kinds of art; from traditional (representational) colonial landscape paintings and Aboriginal dots, to … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2020!

When I began writing this Blog, it was to share ideas about my own work. Lately I’ve become aware that it’s also become a kind of ‘Art Diary’ for me – an aide-memoire about exhibitions and things I’ve seen. I … Continue reading

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Last work of 2019/ Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Very Happy (remaining) Christmas Season! I finished my final commission of 2019 in time to deliver it for Christmas; a double portrait of the great(s) Laurel and Hardy. (I recommend the brilliant film Stan and Ollie to … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Book!

I’ve recently read a wonderful book which I would recommend to any practising artist – or indeed, anyone struggling with their work. Called Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland, it came out in 1993 but I’ve only … Continue reading

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Father Christmas

For the past few years around this time, my Father Christmas picture has been shared on social media, generating an annual flurry of requests for prints and cards. I am posting here to say (with regret) that I cannot produce … Continue reading

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Authenticity? I Think I have the Answer!

I’ve been preparing to lead a session on Street Art at our village art group (a very low-key affair!) Reading about a pioneer of Street Art in the 1980s called Keith Haring (USA) , I discovered that Haring had left … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be ‘Good Enough’

I’d like to Blog about another interesting artist I visited during Devon Open Studios… Selby McCreery opened her home, Landcove House, to the public in September as “a celebration of wonder.” She was not exaggerating. This was not a selling … Continue reading

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