I’m going back to university

I’m going back to university

My big news is that I’m about to go back to university to study for an MA in Fine Art. I applied last year and was accepted just before lockdown. I have spent lockdown wondering whether or not the course would go ahead, but it is, and I am negotiating the...
Portraits for NHS heroes

Portraits for NHS heroes

During lockdown 2020 a project that has proved really popular is the Portraits for NHS heroes initiative started by artist Tom Croft. Artists all over the country have taken part, putting a shout out for NHS staff to paint, and then sharing the paintings and the...
Yateley Greetings cards

Yateley Greetings cards

For a while I’ve been meaning to make a little set of greetings cards with scenes from where I live. I’ve been building up a little stock of watercolour paintings I’ve made at art club, from photos I’ve taken on walks that span a number of...
Sky Portrait Artist of the Week

Sky Portrait Artist of the Week

One of the best things about lockdown has been taking part in online events that you wouldn’t normally get a chance to do, artistically speaking. One of these is Portrait Artist of the Week, streamed from Sky’s Artist of the Year Facebook page. It’s...
Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Well, a lot has changed since my last blog post when I was busy teaching regularly and travelling to London once a week to study oil painting. It all changed over the past week or so and all my groups and teaching have now been cancelled, along with the course. But we...
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....

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