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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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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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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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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 20

Delicate petals don’t seem so delicate when those blossoms are shed in whole tree-loads as winds whip through. Thorough in their execution, those brisk breezes heap great mounds of light and deep pink petals wherever they fancy, regardless of whose […]

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Review: Joy Labinjo at Baltic by Joanna Byrne

Following the second workshop in the programme, led by frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock, three of the participants chose to write about British-Nigerian painter Joy Labinjo’s exhibition at Baltic, ‘Our histories cling to us’, her first major solo show. Here’s […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 18

So you know when you’re a mermaid and having an exploratory swish whilst swimming amongst all things at the bottom of the sea? Supposing that really enthusiastic swish clears a doorway which hasn’t been opened for centuries and you can […]

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Review: Animalesque at Baltic by Rachel Marsh

The third 600-word review stemming from our workshop at Baltic is by Rachel Marsh, the only writer to choose the group show ‘Animalesque – Art Across Species and Beings’. Review #3: Animalesque at Baltic Finding the line between human and […]

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Review: Joy Labinjo at Baltic by Valerie Zwart

Following a fantastic second workshop by frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock, which focused on reviewing, each of the eight writers on the a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20 was tasked with writing a 600-word review of one of the exhibitions at […]

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