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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 – A revolution in art is building?

I think there is a revolution in the pipeline for art, something akin to Punk in the music world. Not necessarily attitude over substance, but a powerful combination of both. Where talented artists rise above the noise of competition, join forces and take charge of their niche. To have creative endeavors recognised as a career […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 12 – Finishing, Hard Work & Ambition.

This post is the last in this series and I want to end on the topic of finishing and the hard work that is needed for this to take place. For those of you that haven’t been following. The series of blog posts I’ve been writing titled Let’s Achieve Something Great Together follow the creation of […]

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Pecha Kucha Barnsley – Try It You Might Like It

On Wednesday 28th November I participated in my first Pecha Kucha in Barnsley. I’d done a little research on what Pecha Kucha was and blogged about it previously (click here to read my blog post) but there’s nothing like the actual experience. I intentionally avoided watching any examples of previous Pecha Kucha’s so as not […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 9 – Progress Makes Perfect

A while ago I had a conversation about the process of making art with someone who doesn’t make art themselves. They appeared overwhelmed by what they thought was a lack of inherent skill on their part, saying ‘I could never do that’. It seemed that they were focusing on the practical side of the process […]

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Commission Update – Some great feedback on Zombie 1 2 3

I thought I’d share some lovely feedback I received from a recent painting commission. I really enjoyed making the painting and it was great to be able to deliver the finished piece in person, seeing where it would be placed. “Just wanted to write to you to say a big ‘thank you’ for the commissioned […]

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Here/There/Everywhere – Hutton’s Buildings Exhibition – Artist Discussion

I attended the artist discussion session at the Here/There/Everywhere exhibition at the Huttons Buildings on West Street in Sheffield yesterday. It was the last day of the exhibition after a successful week of exhibition-ing (ok, so that’s not a real word but it’s too late now, it’s in there). The driving force behind the exhibition […]

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