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The Royal Portrait Society and Me

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20 February 2013

For years I have been submitting portrait work to the BP portrait painting prize, not realising there was another that might suit me better, namely the RP (Royal Portait Society) Open Exhibition. I managed to catch their show from last year’s entrants whilst I was in London and thought…


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Day 9: Edinburgh work trip

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10 February 2013

I missed yesterday as I only accompanied my husband to Waitrose and Dales Cycles for a bit of domestic shopping. I was dying a death after over-exerting myself at the studio and the opening!So I skip quickly on to Saturday.We had planned a trip through to Edinburgh to drop…


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Day 7: Oggling Andy Warhol

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7 February 2013

I am way behind with my blog posts, due to having the flu, so I am popping up a few at once, but linking the happenings back to the right day. I won’t cover every day as I am sure you don’t need to read about me kicking about…


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DAY 5: Taking a sickie and Painting Trevor

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5 February 2013

OK, so the title of this post is not quite exact, in that I did have the flu, which has now degraded to a hacking cough, but when I saw the weather this morning, and I thought of me on my wee folding bike battling to the station, I…


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Day 1 blog challenge: My big hied by Rouge One

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1 February 2013

OK, so last year there was a great challenge for February, 28 Drawings Later, based on doing a drawing every day for the 28 days of the month. As I have been slacking a bit on my blog posts, I am going to use February as the month to…


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Black, White & Gold

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24 September 2012

This month, the members of The Glasgow Print Studio were set the brief of creating an artwork on the theme of ‘Black, White and Gold’, set by the GPS sponsors, Ancnoc whisky. The piece was also to have reference to Scotland and elements of print in it.I have been…


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Frauleinwunderlich Article

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4 July 2012

Last month, I was contacted by a German magazine called Frauleinwunderlich (Girl Wonder), a magazine for pin-ups, rockabilly girls and burlesque stars…and artists that like all of these things!They wanted to do a feature on my paintings, and who was I to refuse such a kind invitation? They did…


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Portrait Commission: the planning stage

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18 May 2012

After the whirlwind of the London show subsided, I started my work in earnest on my new portrait commission of a lovely lady called Katie, of Miss Katie Cupcake in Edinburgh.My brief was to portray her as a demure and vintage style damsel, featuring her favourite things, such as…


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28 Drawings Later challenge 2012

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6 February 2012

I missed this last year, so I was very excited to have the chance to join in. The challenge is to draw something every day during the month of February and post it onto the facebook page for everyone to see. It happens that I am touring around northern Argentina…


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BP portrait competition entry 2012

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30 January 2012

It’s that time of year again when the competitions across the country start calling for entries. My choices for February are the BP Portrait Award, the Lynn-Painter Stainers Prize, and the Royal Portrait Society Annual Exhibition. They are all due in at pretty much the same time and are…