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CHRISTMAS AT THE WATERSIDE GALLERY, BRIGHTLINGSEA – 19 NOV – 18 DEC 16

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Delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Christmas event to be held at the Waterside Gallery, Brightlingsea!  Desirable & unique works by local artists & makers including: glass, jewellery, paintings, ceramics, textiles, nautical & coastal-inspired homewares, carved wooden birds, rop ...
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Normal Service Resumed

Normal Service Resumed

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Hi!After 6 weeks without an Internet service, thanks to the utter incompetence of TalkTalk, the charlatans masquerading as a broadband provider, I'm now back online and trying my best to get the backlog of admin and general stuff that has accumulated down to manageable levels.  It's a slow process ...
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Demonstration – Tindall’s Colchester, Saturday 24 October 2015

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  James - FinishedStudy of guitarist, Pat Metheny. Exhibited at Mall Galleries, LondonCome along and see me at work on portraits in graphite, charcoal and pastels in Tindall’s store in Trinity Street, Colchester on Saturday.  I’ll be delighted to see you and hope we can chat about what I’m d ...
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New Studio

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Well, I'm about ready actually to get to work in the new studio – at long last!  Apart from having a wonderful space in which to work on my own artwork, it is an environment conducive to creative processes and I can’t wait to run some courses and workshops there in the future. Unsurprisingly, m ...
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Studio Progress 5 Aug 15

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I think we are making good progress with the studio conversion and we are nearly there but there a thousand-and-one final tiny details to get done and, as ever, they take a lot longer than the major building works, it seems!  I did some plastering of cracks yesterday and today, I’ll be doing sand ...
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Studio Progress – Jul 15

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Here are the latest pictures from the studio conversion.  Julie’s put a hell of a lot of work in with me to move this along.  Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the whole exciting thing is up-and running! Got much cleaning up and sorting out to do, then redecorating the old tub room and mo ...
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Armed Forces Art Society Annual Exhibition 2015 – My Entries

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Here are my entries for this year's AFAS Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London.  Did not take a picture of a lovely little pencil sketch of the Lovely Jen.James - Finished   ...
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Latest Work

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Latest bit of work - a pastel on black paper portrait of the great bassist, Kyle Eastwood.  Going to see him and his band soon.  Thinking about entering this for the AFAS Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in July.Pastel on black paper. Yet another bass player! I love them as subjec ...
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