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National Gallery

Today was Talk and Draw at the National Gallery.  We had a short talk about George Michel’s landscape painting.  Michel is an unknown artist who worked at the Louvre in Paris during the mid 19th century.  This painting would have … Continue reading

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Teesside Print Exhibition 2017

I am taking part in the above exhibition with my dry point Family Album: The New Coat which I printed at Inky Cuttlefish Print Studios in September.

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20:20 print project

I am doing an edition of 25 lino prints for the 20 20 project and going through making sure they are all okay.  Our open acces studio Inky Cuttlefish is taking part and I have to make sure they are … Continue reading

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Classic Car Boot, King X, 2017

We happened to find ourselves wandering around Kings Cross last Sunday, this is apparently what this part will look like when it is finished. And we went around the car boot sale, full of amazing retro cars, clothes, records, tea … Continue reading

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Open Access printmaking

I have two choices for open access printmaking : London Print Studio in Harrow Road which I suspect is a bit crowded as it’s a popular studio, and Inky Cuttlefish studio in Blackhorse Road, London Print Studio charges £33 pounds … Continue reading

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Lino print

This is my latest lino print about my journey to work as an au pair in France when I was 19.  It features in my Printmaking category above.

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World Para Athletics 2017

We have really been enjoying the para athletics this week – wish I’d decided to go there – there aren’t many spectators, in fact the stadium looks empty tonight.  It’s so inspiring and so much hard work has gone into … Continue reading

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Meetup on Hampstead Heath

Today I met Stef at Gospel Oak and we went on a Mindfulness walk on the Heath.  We did some breathing sessions and sensing the five senses, then we went and looked for colourful images and images to do with … Continue reading

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Glastonbury 2017

Really enjoyed watching the Glastonbury acts this year, especially The National, Biffy Clyro, Craig David and let’s not forget Barry Gibb!  Who managed to squeak out a song but certainly got everyone moving. Fantastic! Subs was away in Essex this … Continue reading

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Day out in the Thames Estuary

Subs and I got the C2C to Chalkwell on the Estuary, it was hot, but the sea was well out!  No paddling today.  We had a small pic nic and I painted some pictures, then we walked all the way … Continue reading

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Serpentine Gallery June 2017

Exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park: We had a lovely time walking across Hyde Park to the Serpentine Gallery – to the main one and the extension designed by Zaha Hadid.  It was sunny with a strong fresh … Continue reading

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Empty spaces

Empty Spaces is my new series of Reduction Lino prints:  They pay homage to my favourite painter of city scenes.  Cafeteria 2.  Sunday Morning

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Painting in the park

Sunday 28 May : Bank Holiday weekend I cycled to Waterlow Park to sit under the trees, enjoy the cool air and the birds and visit the kitchen garden.  I did a few paintings and had my picnic sitting under … Continue reading

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Woodcut printing day

I really enjoyed my day at Inkycuttlefish studio learning woodcut and its history.  Great studio and nice music too! Lots of cups of coffee or tea.  Mine is a tree I saw on the way along Blackhorse Lane, E17.  It’s … Continue reading

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Piano

I am learning piano again and also looking into some theory about early tunings and Equal Temperament.  I have downloaded some lessons from Paul Abrahams jazz piano website and plan to do as much practice as I can to learn … Continue reading

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