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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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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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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 Project – 19 Jun 15

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Well, the builders have laid down the floor, which we need to leave to set over the weekend, and things are starting to shape up a bit!  The featured image shows the view looking towards the "kitchen" area of the general workshop area.  This is where I'll be storing stuff and doing my framing.  T ...
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