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Painting in Provence July 2017

Just back from a glorious 2 weeks painting in Provence – near Apt. Ten students, one tutor and delicious food and drink. I used a combination of gouache, watercolour, ink and pastel. I decided that I love pastels and must instantly invest in more colours. Unison in Northumberland seem to make the best…. To see…
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Tabernacle exhibition

I am having a joint exhibition at the Tabernacle from May 9th-13th. This came about as I met my four fellow exhibitors courses we all did at the Royal Drawing School. They ran a series of courses on painters who had painted in London – Hogarth, Turner and Blake – hence the theme of our exhibition….
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Exhibition date change

Just a short post for all those waiting on tenterhooks for my exhibition!! I have changed the date – it will no longer be in September. It will still be at the Tabernacle – but the new date is Tuesday November 10th through November 14th.

Genoa

Went to Genoa for a long weekend many advantages – NO tourists (apart from those joining cruise ships), good food and wine, the fact you could walk everywhere – but many of the paintings fairly second-rate. Grand palazzi in narrow streets, a wonderful Rubens of the Circumcision (quite a rare subject) and an amazing treasury…
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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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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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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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