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ESSEX OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2016 – BEECROFT GALLERY, SOUTHEND – 25 NOV 16 – 4 FEB 17

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Lovely Laura!Dark Lady - Executed from life using sight-size techniqueThrilled that I’ve had 3 pictures selected out of 3 submitted for this year’s Essex Open Art Exhibition!  Should be a really good one so why not get some fresh sea air AND some excellent art in one go?  Spoil yourself!  Mo ...
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Tindall’s Colchester Workshop – Animal Portraits In Pastel – 21 Nov 16

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Ever wanted to do a portrait of a favourite pet or other animal but were too afraid to try? Places available on my Animal Portraits In Pastel workshop at Tindall’s in Colchester on Monday 21 Nov.  At this workshop, Mike will teach you all you need to know to enable you to produce a lovely pastel ...
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PAINTING for PLEASURE ART GROUP, ELY – ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN GRAPHITE WORKSHOP 16 NOV 16

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Held a workshop in Ely today for the Painting for Pleasure Art Group.  What a lovely bunch of people!  They tackled an unfamiliar subject, in an unfamiliar medium for most of the members of the group, with terrific enthusiasm and ability.  It’s great to see people really getting something out o ...
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Animal Portraits Workshop – Tindall’s Colchester, 21 Nov 16

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Ever wanted to do a portrait of a favourite pet or other animal but were too afraid to try? Places available on my Animal Portraits In Pastel workshop at Tindall’s in Colchester on Monday 21 Nov.  At this workshop, Mike will teach you all you need to know to enable you to produce a lovely pastel ...
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Tindall’s Workshops – 16 Aug & 5 Sep 16

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Still got places available at tomorrow’s art workshop (Tues 16 Aug) - Animal Portraits In Pen-and-Wash – and at another to be held on Mon 5 Sep – Elements Of Portraiture - at Tindall’s store in Trinity Street, Colchester. Go to the store or book online at https://www.tindalls.co.uk/1298-art- ...
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Linda – Finished Picture

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Well, I think I've done the finishing touches on the first half of a planned two-drawing project with the lovely Linda!  I've been posting pictures showing progress and I hope this is its final incarnation.  So difficult to resist the temptation to fiddle with it some more!  As ever, the photo do ...
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Linda – Second Session 7 Dec 15

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Had a second session on a piece of work I'm doing with a wonderful model - Linda.  She's an actress and model, very well-trained in dance and mime, and a delight to work with.  We're working on a graphite and (eventually) white pastel drawing that I would like to uses as a basis for some spin-off ...
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Armed Forces Art Society Annual Exhibition 2015 – Mall Galleries, London

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Further to the earlier posting regarding this Exhibition, there was also an article in the “Daily Mail” the other day, written about one of the paintings on show by Stewart Hill.  There’s a big human interest story here, so follow the link and read about it.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art ...
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Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition – Private View 2015

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Wonderful night at the Armed Forces Art Society​ Annual Exhibition Private View at the Mall Galleries last night. Thanks so much to all of you who were kind enough to turn up and support me: Julie (primarily, of course!), Mike Priestley​, Rachael, Andy, Phil, Jackie Bowers​, Henry & Debora ...
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Radio Interview – Colne Radio

Radio Interview – Colne Radio

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Only just catching up on things now but finally getting around to mentioning a new experience for me - getting interviewed for a local radio station about my art! Charmaine McKissock of Colne Radio spent a couple of hours on Saturday asking some quite penetrating questions about what I do and why I ...
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