Tag 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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New ways with still life part III – Inspired by the Arts

The final installment of this three-part series on still-life painting is now available in the August 2012 issue of Artists & Illustrators. This article takes the theme ‘inspired by the arts’, and focuses on still life arrangements which include musical … 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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