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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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The BIG Draw

For the past 15 years the Big Draw  (http://www.thebigdraw.org/) has been growing in popularity.  It all started way back as a one day national event in 2000 to celebrate the act of drawing.  People are often intimidated by even just … 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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The Summer Exhibition

June is upon us and that means it must be time for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  It has been 7 years since I last visited the RA Summer Show and with all the hype that has been ramping up … Continue reading

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Art as a way of life

Moody skies behind Tate Modern I first became aware of Sonia Delaunay as an art student and it was her whole life approach to her work which I found appealing, so when I realised that Tate Modern were to be … 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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More thoughts on Drawing

As a cheeky little pre-Christmas present to myself I bought a copy of a book by the journalist Andrew Marr.  Not the usual fare from a man better known for political journalism; no this is about Drawing!  Called (appropriately enough) … Continue reading

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