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Autumn show

Very rashly I’ve booked the gallery at the Tabernacle for another exhibition in late September. I know from past experience that booking a space is a very good way to keep painting … and although there will probably be a cross section of paintings I feel that the main body of work will be to do…
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Drawings inspired by Hogarth

Its a really nice idea to follow an artist round the galleries and houses of London looking at their paintings and drawings  – living in London we are very spoilt – here are a selection of the drawings I did.  Bust of Hogarth by Roubiliac – NPG    The Distressed Poet – Hogarth’s House  Mrs…
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Plato

My thriller is ‘on hold’ at the moment as I am struggling with an essay on Plato for the Temenos course I am doing. I am toying with writing something about Plato’s relevance in today’s world – but perhaps I should come up with a concrete title before going on – 500 words already done! Such different…
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Hogarth and drawing

Last week I finished a course on Hogarth which I did at the Prince’s (recently renamed Royal) Drawing School. I loved it. We saw prints and drawings by Hogarth at Tate Britain, the National Gallery, Hogarth’s House, the Draper’s Hall and also went to Somerset House and Westfield (!) and drew from them. Westfield as it is…
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Chelsea Arts Club

I delivered one of my pictures yesterday to the Chelsea Arts Club – the category for December being something like ‘things that don’t breathe’. When I delivered my flower painting, I met a friend delivering a sculpture – who said ‘But plants breathe’ … I ignored her advice – I suppose she might be right…
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Paintings at Book and Kitchen

Some of my Indian paintings are on sale at Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, W11 1HE (020 3417 8266) – and the calendars that I had made from some of them are also for sale there – priced at £7.99. Now that that exhibition is over I am concentrating more on writing and…
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The Zoffany evening happening

The Zoffany evening didn’t go quite as expected – nevertheless with a generous audience, Penny showed her slides and talked about Zoffany – while I interjected short bits about how I met Penny during an Indian trip and I was able to talk a little about Sir William Jones (1746-1794). He was reciting Shakespeare at…
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Zoffany evening cont …

I took round 34 paintings to Book & Kitchen in All Saints Road, this morning – they are due to be hung on Wednesday 22nd October – for the opening on Thursday 23rd – Diwali. There is a mixture of styles – some are inspired by Indian miniatures (12 of which I’ve made into a…
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Zoffany evening

I do hope that you will be able to come to this – limited places on the evening – but the paintings will be up for a while afterwards  Book and Kitchen,   31 All Saints Road,   W11 1HE   020 3417 8266   Zoffany in India with Penelope Treadwell and Sarah Anderson Thursday…
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Painting in Provence

Just back from a wonderful two weeks of painting in Provence … beautiful weather (apart from battling the Mistral while doing collage – that was a challenge!) Most mornings we did an exercise – the first week was collage and the second week was colour and in the afternoons we painted what we liked –…
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