Category Archives: British Museum

‘Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt’

I had been looking forward to seeing the exhibition Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels on this autumn. This is a lovely museum that I used to visit regularly, drawing from its collection … Continue reading

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Ice Age Art

Visiting the exhibition Ice Age art arrival of the modern mind for the first time in February, I was amazed by the incredible works I was looking at. Since then I have visited the British Museum many times to look … Continue reading

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The Vanity of Small Differences

Since I first came across a collection of his striking Ceramic vases in the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow a number of years ago I have had a great admiration for the work of Grayson Perry. Since then I … Continue reading

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Ancient, yet so Modern – Roman Mummy Portraits from Hawara

Our earliest painted representations of the human face are the remarkable Roman Mummy Portraits found at Hawara and other sites in the Fayoum region of Egypt. These striking portraits dating from the first century AD are hauntingly beautiful and the … Continue reading

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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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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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Painting Still Life in Oils

I was asked to write a short article for Putney Art School friends newsletter about my experience of writing Painting Still Life in Oils so I thought I would include the piece here. It was during the Autumn of 2009 … Continue reading

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A homage to the unknown craftman

When I first saw the exhibition Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman advertised early last year I have been very much looking forward to seeing it. Unlike so many ‘blockbuster’ exhibitions this one certainly didn’t disappoint. I have … Continue reading

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