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Party sketches

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Summer sketches. Surrey Flowers & Lewes Lido

These sketchbook pages are concerned with sunlight, interesting mark making and colour. The first three are images were made in gardens that are growing like there is no tomorrow. How to capture all this? These images were made at Lewes … Continue reading

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Sketches made when waiting…

A self portrait in a little mirror. I like being a bit unflattering with myself. No hairbrush, early night or shave for me. The eye is closed as the mirror was so near the two eyes were giving differnet views. … Continue reading

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Xmas holiday sketches & paintings

These works are mounted in black square frames that are quite recessed. A series of paintings treating the same source images in a range of different ways. Pencil and acrylics. These paintings were made side by side and at the same … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4. Against Stasis & Procrastination

The lurking enemies of art are stasis and procrastination – the nearest I get to a cat poster. Continue reading

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Des as Grimaldi.

So, I’m having a small exhibition at the local café. All the paintings I put up are apparently too big for the space – health & safety with a little bit of politics thrown in, you get the picture? Anyway this means I have to come up with some smaller works. So I paint this local character, Des. He likes a joke, does Des, but he’s more than that. With this in mind I thrash at an old, knackered canvas board between 9 and 1, finding this in the morning, looking all colourful and that. Continue reading

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Airplanes: inflight entertainment. Summer holiday sketchbooks 5.

There’s a fair few of these drawings. A great way to while away the time in the air in between water and crackers. Don’t watch the Revenant on a plane next to a kid btw.   The size difference was … Continue reading

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