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Portrait Painters Today exhibition opens this week

Portrait Painters Today opens this week and I hope that you will be able to attend the private view on Wednesday 15th January 2014 6.30 – 8.30pm. The exhibition then continues until 12th February 2014. I do hope that you … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

As yet another year rapidly draws to a close its that time once again when I begin to reflect on the last few months, while looking ahead to projects and exhibitions planned for 2014. Much of this year has been … Continue reading

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Exhibition – ‘Portrait Painters Today’

I am very pleased to be taking part in this exhibition of contemporary portraiture early in the new year. The participating artists are: Adam Birtwistle, Tim Benson, Michael Croker, Annabel Cullen, Tom Flint, Peter Monkman, Ilaria Roselli del Turco, Ian … Continue reading

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Laura Knight Portraits

This fabulous exhibition of over 30 portraits by Dame Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) brings together many remarkable images that capture contemporary life. From dancers of the Ballet Russes to the circus, the Nuremberg trials to Gypsies at the Epsom … Continue reading

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Face to Face: The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition 2013

This week has seen the opening of two major portrait exhibitions in London, the BP Portrait Award 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition 2013 at Kings Place Gallery. Both exhibitions are excellent and attending … Continue reading

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The other side of the easel

During the final stages of my most recent portrait of Beth, I asked her to write a guest blog about being on the other side of the easel, from a models perspective. She has very kindly obliged and written about … 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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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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