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Arty New Year

That is my plan...to have an arty new year. It has been a long time since I was able to escape into the world of art.  A few things got in the way and stopped me taking refuge in the activity I enjoy most, but things are changing.  Mainly my mindset with a determination to make time and energy to enjoy my pencils (and other art forms) the way I always did. I d[...]

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Alfie

I consider myself very fortunate that I can draw beautiful creatures of all shapes and sizes and I love nothing more than seeing the reaction of the recipients.  When the portraits are for gifts I don't always get that reaction so when this portrait for my sister-in-law's niece was to be delivered I gave strict instructions for the reaction to be captured on film.  [...]

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Oscar

When artist write their biographies you often see the statement "in private collections around the world" regarding the artist's work.  After last year I can say that without a hint of guilt that I might be stretching the truth.  I was lucky enough to have commissions go to America, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.  I think that is all of them....I wish I had made a[...]

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Happy New Studio Too

First of all thank you for still being there, it is nice to know.  :) For the new year my biggest challenge was to sort out my studio to give me extra storage and create a space that I wanted to be in.  I had in my mind a big dresser with cupboard space in the bottom and a bookshelf on the top.  When I looked at what was available the cost was pretty prohibitive[...]

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Happy New Year, Happy New Blog

I have not been here for a very long time, I don't know if anyone is still looking but I have been told you miss the posts so I am here to put that right. Last year got too busy with commissions so that I felt I lost control a bit and didn't have the freedom I so love about art.  That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the drawings that I did - they brought me a great de[...]

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A little more Bear

I was a little disappointed to hear that my drawing of old Beau was not short listed for the Derwent Art Prize this year but I look forward to seeing the drawing that have been. I can also comfort myself with the knowledge that my drawings make people happy and the fact that I get to draw some beautiful animals. Including this one Which is coming along rather n[...]

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