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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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Painters in Parallel: A Feminine View

Last weekend I made a dash down to Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to see the exhibition Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel before it’s final day. This was an inspiring and thought provoking selection of drawings, paintings … Continue reading

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Inspirations: Radical Clarity

With a change of studio imminent, I find myself caught between desperately wanting to begin a number of new paintings, but firstly having the pressure of trying to complete work-in-progress, some of which has been in progress many months. So … 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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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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