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What’s stopping you creating?

What’s stopping you creating?

I've been teaching and working in art groups quite a lot over the last few months, and it always bothers me how people stop themselves from making art, telling themselves they're rubbish or repeating things they were told by teachers years ago. What is stopping you...

Art and music and dance and soul

Art and music and dance and soul

It's Strictly season again and I'm hooked right in already. Loving a dancing show feels kind of weird to me as I've never been good at dancing myself, though I love music of all different types, and I've certainly never been a sequin and sparkles kinda girl. I am,...

News, exhibitions and updates

Opening my studio

Opening my studio

Today I ventured out early by train to Newbury in West Berkshire to the launch event of West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios. The launch event marked the opening of applications for participating artists who will open their studios to visitors in May 2020....

Recent portrait paintings

Recent portrait paintings

It's been a very busy year so far. I spent the first two months completing several large paintings and preparing for Surrey Contemporary Art Fair. My intention was to create statement pieces that celebrate colour. Next came the fair itself, a fantastic experience, and...

My first Art Fair experience

My first Art Fair experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my first art fair experience at Surrey Contemporary Art Fair in March, though it was exhausting. The mental effort involved in being brave and putting myself out there, as well as organising things I needed whilst being inexperienced as a visitor...

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Kristin Rawcliffe

Kristin Rawcliffe

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