I love it when this happens… when an art student is studying my work it gives me such a buzz, it makes me feel like a real artist, brings “the dream” alive – brings me a little closer to where I would like to be.  It is a special moment for sure – thank you […]

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Here it is! The follow on article from Painting Lessons and your first chance, unless you follow me on Facebook, to see Aleksandra’s completed oil painting.  This young artist has done so well! Our second lesson of 2016, described in my previous post, “We have now moved on to adding the final details to the portrait, Aleksandra […]

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Finally, I can unveil this oil sketch to you, an oil sketch of a building – a first for me and one that I am extremely proud of.  This is the Clothworkers Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds. The sketch was commissioned by The University of Leeds, specifically: Gabrielle Wright (Alumni Relations Assistant), for Gillian – pictured receiving the […]

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Our Guardian Angel, a pencil drawing commissioned by my Mum for my Dad, as a present to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary. It’s a perfect subject, perfectly entitled by my Mother, the number of times Dad has been there to save the day… I am very happy to have been able to draw such a special piece of […]

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I began giving Aleksandra, a GCSE student, portrait painting lessons in September 2015.  I think it is important for the younger generation to learn the oil painting techniques of the old masters, such techniques are not widely used in the art world anymore and I think it shows in the quality of work out there […]

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 “The GREAT NORTH ART SHOW is a vibrant open exhibition established in 2001 to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary art in the North with thousands of visitors annually from home and abroad. It is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a broad range of quality art by established and emerging artists, set against the […]

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