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Water saves lives

In this time of the coronavirus crisis, we’re being asked to regularly wash our hands to curb infection. If people are anything like me, this will increase our water usage just when we’re meant to be preserving it to save […]

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And now, in a break to our usual programming…

It is entirely impossible for me to ignore the coronavirus crisis this week… As I type, I’m self-isolating, as advised by the UK government, due to having flu symptoms. I don’t know what it was but it passed on Sunday […]

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Stepping stones

Last week I began to follow the eco trail of my Winsor & Newton watercolours. As I don’t wish to single Winsor & Newton out, this week I’ve decided to follow the eco trail of my Royal & Langnickel brushes […]

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Setting Off Along The Eco Trail

In last week’s blog, I wrote about becoming more atune to the ecology I’m part of. This inspired me to look closer at the eco trail of my art supplies. My watercolour paints are supplied my Winsor & Newton. Their […]

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There’s A Snail In My Rainwater Bucket

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m collecting rainwater in a bucket to use for my painting and, to stop the wind blowing the bucket away, I’ve placed a brick in it. Well, this weekend, I was surprised to find a snail […]

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Saving the planet on the cheap

Talking about walking last week reminded me that being environmentally friendly often saves me money. So why pay for a bus ticket when I can walk? Or pay for tap water when I can collect rainwater? Or buy paint when […]

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Good Artists Walk

Last week, I came to the conclusion that no matter what I do, I’ll end up hurting someone. This left me feeling stuck; I felt I had to do something but I also felt I could do nothing that helped. […]

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Whip Whip Hooray!

It struck me last week that, whatever way I look at it, I will derive pleasure from hurting others. On the one hand, as I have already acknowledged, my art practice – which I rely on for good mental health […]

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How To Be A Happy Egotist?

Following on from last week when I was beginning to appreciate how precious rainwater is, it dawned on me that all my materials are precious – I can’t just carry on consuming as though it has no consequences. Creating art […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, The Collection

Abstract Doorways (mixed media on canvas board) The palette knife has been cleaned, the collage papers tidied and the paints stowed away – for now. Here’s all my paintings of the last thirty days. I’m proud for having tried something […]

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Review: Joy Labinjo at Baltic by Isaac Nugent

In the last of the 600-word reviews filed following the second workshop at Baltic in Gateshead, Isaac Nugent looks at London-based painter Joy Labinjo’s recent exhibition. Review #8: Joy Labinjo at Baltic Through a series of large, brightly-hued paintings and […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 30

door#30 (mixed media on canvas board) Vivid hues peek through their wintry anchors as bright spring light warms their spirits. Door hinges relax and make a toast to the new season. click here to shop

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 29

door#29 (mixed media on canvas board) What you do think this door would like to tell you? Do the vibrancy of the colours denote cheerfulness or a bright façade? What stories does it hold? click here to shop

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 28

door#28 (mixed media on canvas board) Gusts sweep through the blossoming trees like an arm that exists purely for gathering those pink petals. As it pauses momentarily, they make their escape and create a cerise and blancmange downpour, surprising the […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 27

door#27 (mixed media on canvas board) Sunlight glitters on residual raindrops that rest on the leaves, lightly framing a door which wouldn’t otherwise have caught the eye. click here to shop

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 26

door#26 (mixed media on canvas board) Sometimes our surroundings collect memories and features of those living with and passing by them. So much so they start to resemble something we weren’t expecting. What can you see peeking from the textures? […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 25

door#25 (mixed media on canvas board) Sometimes a personality becomes so used to melding with their surroundings they forget their own individual beauty. click here to shop

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Its all rubbish

It has been a few months since I have written a blog post. As expected my studies have been dominating leaving very little time for the creation of new art works. My brain has been firing on all cylinders though […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 24

door#24 (mixed media on canvas board) Quietly contemplative with sparks of inspiration and wisdom emanating softly – which the infinitely extrovert doorframe is promoting wildly! click here to shop

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