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Playing the field

Following on from my large paper collages combined with paint, I have moved on for a bit to working on small archival pieces of paper. I was given a small bundle of these a few years ago when I did […]

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The start of another time-based project

Yesterday I launched a new personal project, #BlackSquares365. Each and every day for the next year I will create a small artwork from scratch and post it on Instagram and Twitter before the end of the day. Each piece is […]

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Decorative turn?

Well, stuck at home mainly, avoiding infection with treatment delayed for a bit due to low white blood cell count, I have carried on working with traces: marks made while working on another piece. So one piece literally generates the […]

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Yew hedges

Popped back to Kearsney Court gardens in the late afternoon to draw the yew hedges. The other residents (not my interviewee) of the houses are tolerating my presence, I think, though I have not seen them. There is some anxiety […]

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Studio still life

My latest series of work is focusing on interiors and objects – specifically my studio and my home. So far I have been looking at my studio but to be honest, I’m not really sure what I’m doing. I’ve been […]

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Frances Harden and Colombia

With only 19 days to go before the opening of my new show, I wanted to share my recent trip around Colombia. Friendly people, majestic landscape and fabulous coffee.

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Daily Express.

A daily-ish blog of spontaneous, graphic effusions of unrestrained mark-making, plus one descriptive word. This will be accompanied by an occasional technique log.

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“Like Isis” – and I mean the Egyptian deity!

I’m really getting behind on posting about this project – I am not even keeping up with production on Twitter! The main reason is the lack of light and the lack of time. The images are really bad because winter […]

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Nobody Ever Expects That Kinda Stuff

Sometimes with collage you can find yourself adding more and more pieces: with this, 28/50 Collages Before Christmas, I found myself cutting smaller and thinner pieces and discarding lots – but they might turn up in another collage coming your way […]

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It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)

Number 27 of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)“. I suppose it’s from my Tidelines work and has its root in my local Jurassic Coast, especially Charmouth, but these juxtapositions have become continual […]

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“Sometimes There’s Very Little Point”

Sometimes There’s Very Little Point and sometimes you just have to be bold and slosh paint on expensive, fine handmade paper and then cut it up and splosh paste all over it, risking tearing it, and stick it on something […]

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Urban reflections

These 2 works are a kind of continuation of what I was concentrating on last month – those small windows of urban existence – in particular reflections in a puddle and in a small local river respectively. These reflections draw […]

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Sunday watercolorist!!

The title of this post is a bit tongue in cheek but also a deliberate statement: There is nothing not serious about watercolour as a medium – just take a look at work by Carol Robertson. Which is not to […]

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