Category Archives: Artists

In Print

Those of you who are members of the SAA may already have seen my article on Art Holidays but those who are not may be interested in reading about them here, no mention of Artchalet unfortunately but I do run … Continue reading

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Access to FREE e-magazines

For those in Northamptonshire, (not sure about other Counties – look on their websites), if you don’t know already you may be interested in the fact that if you are a member of Northamptonshire libraries you can access a number … Continue reading

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workshop with Carole Miles

Carole Miles is running another workshop in Litchborough Village Hall on Monday 10th February 10am – 3pm. It will be a ‘play’ day with lots of ideas to try, if you have a sewing machine please bring it, if not … Continue reading

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Upcycling

It was really lovely to spend the day with my friend, artist Carole Miles, and some of my students upcycling some old crockery and making a cake stand which will be useful with Christmas coming up but will cheer up … Continue reading

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Upcycling workshop

If you’d like to join me in an upcycling workshop with artist Carole Miles using china to make things like cake stands and also some mini-lino prints do email me. It takes place at Litchborough Village Hall from 10am – … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry

if you missed the first of the Reith lectures on Radio 4 you can listen again here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03969vt/The_Reith_Lectures_Grayson_Perry_Playing_to_the_Gallery_2013_Democracy_Has_Bad_Taste/ Grayson speaks as he finds regardless of what the art establishment thinks and tries to cut through the plethora of ‘artspeak’. Good … Continue reading

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Painting in Cornwall

  I was able to spend a day painting with Glyn Macey before my art holiday in Cornwall began down on Marazion beach with a great view of St Michael’s Mount. Glyn’s book, ‘Acrylics Unleashed’ is one of my favourites … Continue reading

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Art and Crafts for children

Anyone with children, grandchildren or who needs a bit of inspiration for their own work might like this blog http://www.redtedart.com/ where there are lots of ideas and starting points, I especially like ‘Great Artists projects for toddlers’

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Susan Isaac

those of you coming to Cornwall with me will be particularly interested in Susan Isaac’s work from Cornwall as we will be visiting some of those places, maybe others of you will be making a trip there on your own … Continue reading

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Inspiration – have fun with watercolour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGrUuwa1Ql4 shows Shirley Travena having fun with watercolour, she has been around for a while and her work has developed since this clip but she does know how to enjoy herself with paint! Her books are great too.

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Michael Warr – caran d’ache demo

I thought it might make a change for my students to hear someone else talk so I invited Michael Warr to demonstrate caran d’ache products, luckily he backed up the things I usually tell the students and was a lovely … Continue reading

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Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/lichtenstein might interest some of you!

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Bee Morrison

Bee Morrison, who ran art holidays in La Clusaz for ArtChalet as I do, has a new range of leather jewellery, some of these designs might incorporate precious and semi precious stone granules. Each piece of up-cycled leather starts off as … Continue reading

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Stephen Wiltshire

If you don’t know him Stephen, aided by his autism,  started to draw before he could talk. Do look at the BBC report to learn more about his drawing of the view from the Shard. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21208113  and to see more examples … Continue reading

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Kirsty Elson collages

Just stumbled across some lovely torn paper collages, take note those of my students who have already done some with me – see I’m not mad other people use magazines in this way too!). I emailed Kirsty who has kindly … Continue reading

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Axel Scheffler’s Christmas stamps

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20681731

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Photorealistic drawing

I must admit to thinking that if it is as good as a photo it might as well be a photo but the skill used in this is amazing  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/12/photorealistic-drawings_n_2286309.html?1355334541&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

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Free art DVD

our lovely friends at Artists and Illustrators are offering a free DVD, worth £13,  ‘Brush up on watercolour’ with tips by several well known artists, click here to get it http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/free-dvd

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Hockney’s tree stump

I took these photos of Hockney’s ‘totem’ in August when we were staying with friends in Bridlington and did the Hockney trail – I’m so glad I took the opportunity now. We often think that we’ll do something one day … Continue reading

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Roy Holding

An artist whose website you may like to look at is Roy Holding, he has a gallery/studio in Towcester so you can pop in to see his work if you are passing http://www.royholding.co.uk/paintings/254/ see collage with mixed media piece below

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