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Milo

Here’s a commission I’ve just completed for a friend’s nephew. Milo the dog is apparently obsessed by the new log-burner in the house. I hope the painting successfully illustrates that point!

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September

I’m delighted to report that my portrait of Bressingham Gardens courted some attention – that’s all I had hoped for it really. More than that though, I’m told it was shortlisted for the ‘Highly Commended’ group – before being pipped at the post! So, they’ve asked to keep it for now and display it on the walls of Bressingham Hall which is honour enough for me.

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August

Now the mayhem of Summer seems to have subsided, I’ve had plenty of catch-up time in my studio. Pure bliss. Sheela, my ever-enthusiastic pupil, has been a regular visitor on Tuesday mornings and teaching me a lot in return about art and how much more I ought to know and need to learn.

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July

I’ve embarked upon my first stab of teaching oils this July and my old friend Sheela has been a very compliant guinea pig. Here are some pictures of her below attempting her first EVER painting. She’s a whizz at interior design so I’m expecting her to make striking progress very quickly as indeed her picture of Rayo the Galgo demonstrates …

Our sessions are 2.5 hours long which gives us enough time to make significant headway and by the end of session 2 Rayo was almost complete.

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June – Suffolk Open Studios 2018

The doors of my Open Studio have almost closed again for another year and I look forward to seeing which visitors will arrive on the last day, tomorrow. It’s always a fun waiting-game. You never know what fish you’ll catch or who’ll be the next person to walk through that gate.

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May

I was thrilled to be told by a fellow dog-walker last week that there was a red sticker on my painting of Olive, a recent exhibit at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh’s annual art show. Joy of joys. After initial feelings of joy and disbelief I suddenly felt a twinge of sadness.

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April

I am very excited to announce that my beloved Olive will be on the walls of the Apex in Bury St Edmunds this month until the 7th May, rubbing shoulders with some very fine works of art from some of the best studios across the county. Go Olive! Sock it to ’em.

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March

It looks like winter’s drawing to a close at last and exhibition time will soon be upon us…..yikes, I suddenly have six ahead of me!

I am entering ‘Presley’ the Galga, my last month’s pride and joy, into Needham Market exhibition next week.

I’m thrilled to report that 10 of my Presley cards fetched 73 euros in the recent Galgos de Sol auction,

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February

Hi again and thanks for joining me.  Here’s what I’ve been up to this February ….

Last month I had a stab at a couple of still-lives at my Brettenham art class on Friday morning with the very wonderful Ed Cooper.  You always learn so much from his lessons. 

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January

Inspiration doesn’t come in bucket-loads at this time of year.  All this mizzle and all that cooking at Christmas has given my creative energy a battering but, hey-ho, I’ll be back to the easel again soon and firing on all cylinders.  Ed Cooper’s art class at Brettenham village hall on Friday mornings never fails to motivate and I’m looking forward to my second lesson of the term. 

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