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Fun with Problem Solving

Since posting the Marmite picture, I realised there were issues with the face on the right side of the image. I’ve been working from a very small photo and it’s hard to see the shape of the snout. Finally, I … Continue reading

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Marmite – work in progress

Here’s the latest work in progress – a commission of a dog named Marmite – I’ve never done a pet portrait before. Originally I thought it could be included in Fabulous Beasts as it (sort of) fits the theme. However, … Continue reading

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Sir Timothy Tortoise Finished

I’m so happy with Sir Timothy! I made some final adjustments to his wig today and took him to see Alec the framer to try out some frames – Alec persuaded me to splash out on an antique-style gold frame … Continue reading

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Sir Timothy Tortoise – work in progress

For our exhibition at Powderham Castle, Janec and are are each making one piece to go inside the castle, as a link with the designated exhibition room in the courtyard. I’ve taken inspiration from the many ancestral portraits which hang … Continue reading

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How True!

I recently found this wonderful quote by Thomas Merton on the DAN website (see below.) How true it is! “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” Devon Artists Network (DAN) promotes the visual arts, … Continue reading

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Presenting Gustav

I’ve just finished my latest project, Gustav (giraffe in the style of Klimt), filling in the small gaps and giving him some lovely eyelashes! It’s a sunny piece. Hope it brightens your day!

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Gustav the Giraffe

Where has the past month gone?! I’ve been working on a giraffe in the style of Klimt, hence the name “Gustav”. The idea was to make a stylised giraffe in Klimt’s decorative style, against a background inspired by one of … Continue reading

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Pride

I’m not sure what’s going on but I’ve been working in a kind of frenzy for a couple of weeks – waking up early in the morning and so many ideas constantly pinging about in my head. All rather exhausting … Continue reading

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Pride

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a new Pride (a gay lion in rainbow colours) as a housewarming gift for my son and his partner who are building a house near Melbourne. I plan to show … Continue reading

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The Exhibition Space ‘Before’

Last week, Janec and I visited Powderham Castle to see our exhibition space and start planning where and how we will display our work. At the moment, the exhibition space is full of ‘stuff’ from one of the castle towers … Continue reading

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