Monthly Archives: February 2012

What an inspirational exhibition year so far…

For inspiring exhibitions, London is certainly the place to be at the moment. Here is just a brief pictorial resume of some of the inspirations of 2012… and it’s still only February… how lucky we are!

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From the sublime to the ridiculous

A Friday afternoon wander through the art and inspirations of Paris to London, and finally through the Yorkshire Wolds brought a number of mixed feelings – positive and negative, along with an increased weariness of the blockbuster exhibition. It was … Continue reading

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Exhibition – ‘Faces of Egypt’ at Putney Art School

‘Faces of Egypt’ – a collection of drawings, etchings and oil studies will be on display at Putney School of Art and Design from 20th February until 3rd March 2012. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturdays … Continue reading

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Reductive drawing and tone – Life drawing: 2

The second part of my article on drawing the nude is now available in the March issue of the Artist magazine. Reductive drawing and tone discusses how this technique may be used when drawing from both the figure, and the … Continue reading

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Work in Progress – A Sustained Pose

Following a rather intensive time in the studio focusing on still life, I returned to the subject of the nude early last summer. Since then I have been working on a series of small-scale nudes which have been made over … Continue reading

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