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A Little Escapism

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11 February 2014

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp

Today, I was working on some new cityscapes of Venice. The sun was shining through my studio window and I could imagine that I was actually there for a moment…but…
  then the sky darkened and flurries of…

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Painting from Life

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10 February 2014

For much of my painting work now, I use reference photographs for a number of reasons. For my cityscapes, I can record detail and colour information that I don’t have time to capture when on a short holiday in an exotic location.  When you only have 4 days in…


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International Art Shipping

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16 November 2011

I think what I love about being self-emlpoyed as an artist the best, is the bizarre range of jobs you end up doing. A lovely gentleman from London enquired about one of my large paintings, Lemon Petticoat, and was happy to purchase her if I could ship the painting…