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Portrait Painting Plus!

I’ve been using increasing layers of glazing in my landscapes (see Changing Light over The Downs and On the Tarka Trail – landscape and seascape page) which I love. The beach foreground on On the Tarka Trail has such depth and a slightly ethereal quality, particularly in the early evening light. But! They do take […]

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After Hampshire Open Studios, August 2017

I have just been ‘dismantling’ the studio and house after 8 days of opening our doors for the Hampshire Open Studios event. ‘Quietly steady’ is how I would describe it – 127 people in total. A really worthwhile experience (although I may do fewer days next year!), with two pieces off to new homes and […]

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First day of Blog….

30th May 2017, the first day of my Blog, the 68th day of my new ‘life as an artist’ (professional, that is -although I do find that a hard concept to adjust to). What have I achieved to date? Well, 10 paintings exhibited at The Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke (3 sold, 1 commission – […]

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The Painting Process

I am frequently asked how long a piece of work takes. A difficult question as some pieces are completed quickly, others take weeks, months. I start with an inspiration, an idea, usually drawn from a recent walk or experience. I will place a blank canvas in constant view (next to the kitchen table) and work […]

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A little bit about me

I am in the wonderful position of fulfilling a lifetime dream of becoming a professional artist. Until recently, my working life has been spent as a clinician within the NHS and academia. After some not inconsiderable soul-searching, I am thrilled now to be able to pursue my long-held dream of pouring my energies full-time into […]

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