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Meet The Artists

Green Door, an arts organisation based in the south lakes recently commissioned a series of video shorts called Meet The Artists. I was interviewed by the film maker Shaun Blezard, who specialises in music and creative technology (the iPad is his instrument of choice – running apps like ThumbJam, Samplr, Borderlands and SQRT). He also […]

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Space2Create Collaboration…progress (part 2)

I have now received the piece of creative writing to use as a starting point to work into a painting. I’m not sure I’m able to publish the written work yet, so won’t include it here until I hear back. I had already started the background work for a painting, which will now lend itself […]

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Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting & Sculpture 2013

I’m pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting & Sculpture 2013! My painting Grab Your Eyes has been preselected by the judges. The next stage is for them to see the physical work and then decide whether it will make it into the exhibition. With help from my […]

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Do we really need Gesso?

In short yes, but depending on what paint you are using there may be an alternative to canvas or linen if you prefer fabric supports. According to Liquitex, “Surface Preparations are used to seal, prime and add tooth (for color adhesion) to all surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper and metal. This same preparation is […]

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Short Thoughts – Can painting learn anything from knitting?

My mum is a bit of knitter when her arthritic fingers allow for a good run when knitting a jumper, which she has done on more than one occasion for me, as well as other family members and friends. She recently gave me a jumper she’d knitted in my chosen colour, where she’d incorporated a […]

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Short Thoughts – The Mature Artist – A Definition

In a previous post I introduced the topic of ‘The Mature Artist’. Since then I’ve been asked specifically what that means to me, which prompted me to attempt a definition. Here it is. I dare say I’ll update this as time passes! “I think a mature artist is one who has critically evaluated themselves and […]

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I Was Asked – To Hang Some Doors

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I Was Asked – To Make A Replacement Door Canopy

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I Was Asked – To Paint The Number 16

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Short Thoughts – The Mature Artist

I was once told that ‘even though you are a mature person, this does not mean that you’ll be a mature artist’. At the time, I wanted to reject the statement as it was a challenge to my ego! Since then, I have of course found it to be true. Being a mature artist would […]

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