Category Archives: David Hockney

Face to Face: Painting a Portrait part 2

The October issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine is now available and includes the second part of my series on painting a portrait. This article focuses on painting a portrait ‘face on’ and features my portrait of Sheila which is … Continue reading

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Egyptian light – exploring new mediums

Spending time back in Luxor visiting friends and familiar places has given me time to explore two new mediums a little further. I have dipped into both techniques back at home but continuing other work in the studio hadn’t given … Continue reading

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Painting People – the Portraits of Lucian Freud

It was during 1988 when I had my first encounter with the paintings of Lucian Freud. I had known of his work for some time and while I was on my foundation course, I was spending all my time in … 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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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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The Mystery of Appearance, British Painting 1955-1985

I hadn’t intended to write again so soon but after seeing such an inspiring exhibition yesterday, I just couldn’t help myself. ‘The Mystery of Appearance’ – Conversations Between Ten British Post-War Artists currently showing at the Haunch of Venison, London … Continue reading

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