Tag Archives: contemporary art

Popping all over the world

There are currently two exhibitions of Pop Art on near to me at the moment.  One at The Lightbox in Woking which looks at the more traditional and recognisable works associated with Pop Art – Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein et … Continue reading

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Waxing Lyrical for Batik

Several months ago I went to a taster workshop to try out the ancient art of Batik at Handprinted.net (www.handprinted.net) in Bognor Regis.  I came away with mixed feelings and although I did have a go back in my studio, … Continue reading

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Making a contribution

I like to contribute art to worthwhile causes.  Recently I made a piece for a Secret Auction to raise funds for The Martlets, a hospice near Brighton not far from where I live.  I have no idea how much it … Continue reading

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A Gothic Sugar Confection

All the lifestyle magazines and TV programmes endlessly use that tired old phrase “put your own stamp on it” when talking about moving in to a new home.  This is not a new idea however as people have been “putting … Continue reading

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Populist Provincial Punk

Last week I took a trip along the coast to marvellous Margate to the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to have a look at the Grayson Perry retrospective “Provincial Punk”.    It should be stated at the outset that Perry himself … Continue reading

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Art is not a mirror

First of all this is a milestone in blogging for me, this is my 200th post!  I have been waiting a while before making this post, as I wanted it to be a special one and as I have just … Continue reading

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A Drawing Project – Exercise One, Taking Control

I don’t normally do book reviews but, a month or so ago a couple of friends and I were talking about the process of making art  when one mentioned that she had recently bought a book called Drawing Project, an … Continue reading

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