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We Ripped It Up

Where does one start promoting an event in January, amidst No Carb diets, Dry January and the desperately long wait to pay day? It certainly meant that the usual wine and nibbles private view would probably be poorly attended. So, … Continue reading

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Behind the curtain of a solo exhibition

A glimpse behind the facade of my beautifully presented exhibition at Trinity Theatre and the slick collage workshop held to celebrate it’s launch……..how did it really evolve? Late October 2015, call comes in from the Gallery curator at our local theatre asking if I am available to … Continue reading

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Festival fun

I have just come back from Camp Bestival. I thought I was too old for festivals and have long mocked the hackneyed “festival fashions” that are churned out in every summer magazine (Kate Moss in tiny denim shorts and a … Continue reading

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Tweet Power

Definition: twit·ter, twit-tered, twit·ter·ing, twit·ters To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner To giggle nervously; titter. To tremble with nervous agitation or excitement. I was minded to write a blog … Continue reading

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Love is the inspiration

The onset of Valentine’s day, combined with a friend’s 22nd anniversary, made me think about love and how frequently it is the inspiration for paintings. One of my very first commissions was for a man, age 43, who asked for … Continue reading

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Paint the blues away

It is common for January to leave a lot of us feeling a wee bit blue. Over-indulgence at christmas leaving us with extra pounds (of the wrong kind), the weather too awful to go outside and burn it off, dark … Continue reading

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Artistic ambitions

I made it my goal this year to enter some art competitions and awards. That’s why, back in May, you would have found me on the early train to London going to pick up my rejections from the Royal Academy … Continue reading

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There’s no ‘I’ in team

Being a member of Horsham Artists Open Studios  (HAOS, just one letter away from CHAOS but more of that later!) is not always an easy ride. Being a group run by committee means all decisions are made as a collective….and … Continue reading

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Piazza Italia

It has been so much fun being involved in the Piazza Italia event in Horsham. The sight of scores of ferraris attempting to park in a pedestrian street, lined with crowds of people, is memorable. The food samples from Carmelas … Continue reading

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Pop-up Gallery brightens up town

Sunday morning found me hidden away behind a closed shutter in Horsham’s main shopping mall, Swan Walk working on a very special project. I was setting up a “Pop-Up Gallery” with a small number of professional artists from the local … Continue reading

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