Category Archives: Painting

The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook – Update

Lately I’ve been busy promoting The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook on various internet sites. It suddenly dawned on me that the one place I haven’t talked about it since publication… is on my own blog. *FAIL* Never mind, I can rectify … Continue reading

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Society of Wildlife Artists 50th Anniversary Exhibition

This week is Private View week. You know how it is, none for ages and then two come along together. Today it’s the Lloyd’s Art Group exhibition, where I’m exhibiting seven works. This is my first year with the group, … Continue reading

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National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA) – Call For Entries

A quick reminder that the closing date for entries to the National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA) is approaching rapidly. Application forms must be received before Wednesday 6 June 2012, with handing in of actual artwork in July. You can submit your application … Continue reading

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Stroud Open Studios Preparation

My first attempt at video… with editing help from Techie Sis. Usually my studio is purely painting space. I’m really lucky that it’s large enough to use as exhibition space, but that requires a little reorganizing, as the video shows. This year … Continue reading

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10 Tasks Before Open Studios

For many artists and arts organisations, summer is Open Studio season. Opening your studio is a fantastic experience that enables you to make new contacts, reacquaint yourself with existing customers and see first hand how viewers interact with your work. … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Morning Thoughts

Gloucestershire residents: do you listen to BBC Radio Gloucestershire? If not, why not… it’s great. I love the blend of local news and views, competitions, humour and a wide variety of music. This week I’ll be taking part in a show too. … Continue reading

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Google Art Project – it’s AWESOME

Have you ever wanted to create your own art gallery filled with the best art from all over the world? Now you can, without even leaving home. (OK, visiting all the collections in person would be better, but that’s not … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

Today is a very exciting day as I can announce that I’ve been commissioned by Crowood Press to write and illustrate a wildlife art guide. The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook will be part of Crowood Press’s series of art titles. All are practical … Continue reading

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Watercolour Paper – the Differences Explained

How did buying watercolour paper come to be so confusing? At first glance its specification reads like a scientific formula: 300g/m2(140lb)HP. Do I need NOT or Rough? Cold pressed, soft pressed or hot pressed? Paper, a block or a pad? … Continue reading

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National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA)

Calling all wildlife artists – this year’s NEWA exhibition runs from July 13th to 29th 2012 and entry registration is open now. The National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA) has been in existence  for an astounding 17 years, and has regularly drawn over 17,000 … Continue reading

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