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Confidence

I had a wobbly week the other week, I completely lost my confidence. Being an artist is pretty much all about having confidence in your work to show people what you've done so it's not great when you lose it, but I think it's an occupational hazard and happens to...

Portrait prep

After my sketching trip to Leeds I have hundreds of photos and sketches to go through to potentially turn into paintings. It's slightly overwhelming, so I decided to break the process into steps and get some prep sketches done to solidify the ideas I had when I met...

Portrait of Rhiannon, folk musician

You might have read about my plans to paint a series of portraits of people showing their 'superpower'. Well, I have made a start, and my first subject is the beautiful, and super talented Rhiannon, violinist and harpist and performer in a local folk band. I went to...

News, exhibitions and updates

Price changes from July

It's been a while, but I'm going to be putting my prices up at the end of this month (June). New prices will apply to any work ordered from July onwards so get in quick if you want to put in an order for a commission. I'll be softening the blow with a...

Portrait prep

After my sketching trip to Leeds I have hundreds of photos and sketches to go through to potentially turn into paintings. It's slightly overwhelming, so I decided to break the process into steps and get some prep sketches done to solidify the ideas I had when I met...

Studying with Felicia Forte

It's been a busy month for me, lots of learning involved as well as my other work. Slowing down the drawing I took some one-to-one lessons over Skype with American portrait painter Felicia Forte. I was a bit intimidated at first as it's pretty scary talking to let...

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Kristin Rawcliffe

Kristin Rawcliffe

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