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I went on a life painting workshop

I went on a life painting workshop

  It's so important to keep learning and challenging yourself. I know that I need to spend more time painting the figure from life but it's difficult to find opportunities to paint figures in long poses. So today I was very excited to go to the Mall Galleries to...

Why I paint people

Why I paint people

When people ask me what I prefer to paint it's people, always people. I'm not making life easy for myself as I've found in the past few years of working as an artist that if you want to paint portraits, people much prefer having their animals captured for posterity...

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...

News, exhibitions and updates

Ideas for new work

Ideas for new work

Well, the exhibition is over, I'm just about recovered from the lurgy, so it's time to start thinking about my next series of work. One of the main things I learned from my exhibition was how satisfying it is to work in series so I do want to make sure I keep doing...

My experience of my first solo exhibition

My experience of my first solo exhibition

From 16-20 October my exhibition 'Passions - Superpowers of everyday people' was shown in London at Nolias Gallery, Bankside. Artistic UK presented the exhibition, hung it, and supported me through it. Private View Private view is a bit of a misnomer as...

Planning and painting an exhibition

Planning and painting an exhibition

Having just spent six months painting for an exhibition, I thought I'd write down all the things I have done and learned, and I can because I wrote lists. Lots of lists. Finding a venue If you are thinking of having an exhibition, you may already have a venue in mind,...

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Kristin Rawcliffe

Kristin Rawcliffe

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