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linoprinting

Continuing with my printmaking ventures on Chinese book pages: this is a Lino print I made yesterday and am quite pleased with it. The simple shape of my little ceramic tripod vessel based on Chinese Shang Dynasty bronzes works really […]

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Saying hello to everyone

Hello to everyone. I’m new here and this is my first month renting space to show my work in a shop housing many other independent artists. For me it’s a really big step into something more professional and challenging. Intending […]

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Self-Assessment

I registered as self-employed last March when I moved to Folkestone to find a work-live space. The timing was great on a number of levels, not least that I didn’t have to submit an HMRC self-assessment this January (phew!). But […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 23

door#23 (mixed media on canvas board) One of those doorways we may not ordinarily notice perhaps. It’s ceased to leap into the vision of the passer-by quite as obviously as others, but I wonder if it’s hiding a whole world […]

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Brighter notes and getting my teeth in

This week’s been a little better though not without its frustrations. A big step forward was that (thanks to a contact through my Airbnb hosts) I was able to meet with the guy who manages all the city’s gardeners. It […]

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Trials and errors and blocks

(This was originally a much longer post venting a huge load of frustration…) Last week was a very up and down week, with some major frustrations and some more exciting openings, as well as (some of the time) being able […]

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Untitled blog post from "NOTES"

As I said in the last post, I’m not very good at January, so it came and went without me raising my head much above the parapet. But February continues to be busy, with a definite music focus. Even as […]

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inspired by Picasso

      A page from Picasso’s sketchbook Can’t believe I haven’t blogged since Nov. 2019 !!! Been rather busy I suppose. But had to report on the visit to The RA. I was persuaded by my daughter to go […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 22

door#22 (mixed media on canvas board) There are different doors everywhere, existing in both the physical and emotional sense. Some are camouflaged by age or elements swishing over their surfaces, making their beauty harder to find. click here to shop

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05/02/20

Dwell Time were filming again today at our HQ Dwell Time Central in Huddersfield. We did four interviews on camera which were tailored to the professions of the interviewees. I made some notes and interview questions after preliminary conversations with […]

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Making a Commercial Perfume

This rather innocuous image represents the initial development of something I have thus far unexplored; selling perfume commercially. This perfume sample – outsourced to fragrance suppliers Carvansons to my specifications – will be sold at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery […]

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04/02/20

My kids are obsessed with getting kittens. They have toy kittens and I’m aware that talking to inanimate objects and role playing can be a good form of therapy. So I had the idea to create Therapy Kitten with them […]

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03/02/20

It was Art Lab at Dean Clough with the new format of two artist presentations and the ‘marketplace’ show and tell in the second half where everyone can display and discuss their work informally. This came from the festive party […]

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