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Where does the time go?

I’m still enjoying life in Wales and am having the garage converted into a studio at the moment so that I can concentrate on painting. I may even be persuaded to run the odd day course! I have recently run … Continue reading

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My latest piece in Paint magazine

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Wishing you all a Happy and Creative New Year

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New venture in Wales

I’m really excited to have been asked to tutor the Clwydian art society summer school next year, non-members welcome too June 6th-10th 2016 Join me in beautiful Snowdonia to develop existing skills and learn something new in a relaxed and … Continue reading

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Inspirational autumn

Now back in Wales there is an amazing amount of natural inspiration, get out for a walk and look around you in the countryside or the park, revel in the colours of autumn

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Beautiful Barcelona

I’ve been so busy recently I’ve neglected the blog but suffice it to say I had a fantastic two weeks with two groups of students in Barcelona, those who follow my Sonia arts Facebook page will have seen some of … Continue reading

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Life drawing

I’ve enjoyed a lovely summer here in Wales but it is good to get back to the weekly life drawing classes, will have a two week break soon when I am running the art holidays in Barcelona though but I … Continue reading

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Piece in museum collection

I feel old now, just found I have a piece I made with John Curle from a tree felled in the great storm of 1987 in the collection at Burgh House http://www.burghhouse.org.uk/the_collection/browse-the-collection/wooden-pot-john-curle-and-sonia-hawes-2013-22/view_as/grid/page/25

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Busy days

I am settling in well to my new life in Wales and have been pleasantly surprised at the great art scene here and how welcoming and friendly everyone is. I go life drawing, have discovered part of the area and … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wales

Little did I know when I ran my art holiday in Borth y Gest last autumn that I would be now living about an hour away in North Wales. We have been here for seven weeks now, though it seems … Continue reading

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Get sketching

Now is a great time to get out sketching those lovely bare trees, once you are familiar with their ‘skeletons’ you will find you can draw them clothed in leaves much more convincingly

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Have a very Merry Christmas and an Arty New Year

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Preparing for a move

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently as I’ve been house hunting and hope to move to North Wales next year. I feel I owe it to my current students to help them continue so when my classes … Continue reading

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A few student pictures from Wales holiday

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You might be interested in this

No problem finding inspiration now http://www.openculture.com/2012/11/rijksmuseum_puts_125000_masterpieces_online.html

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A Wonderful Week in Wales

Just back from a great week in Borth y Gest running an art holiday and being well looked after, as usual, by Sam and Dave. The students seem to have enjoyed the week and they certainly worked hard as well … Continue reading

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Drop in art sessions at Kew

 I had a fabulous weekend at Kew running botanical drawing drop in workshops looking at medicinal plants of the Georgians. It was a real treat to see how interested the participants were, how well they listened, watched and put into … Continue reading

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Join me at Kew this weekend

Saturday 30 August – Sunday 31 August 2014  join me for a great family weekend with lots of activities to celebrate the Georgians at Kew. Entry to the family festival is included in your ticket to the Royal Botanic Gardens.  – … Continue reading

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An Acrylic Painting in a Day – Celebration of Summer

Still time to book onto this day course at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, Wednesday 10th September  – 9.30am to 3pm (includes home made lunch and refreshments). A whole day taking a piece through from sketch to composition to final piece, £75 book … Continue reading

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I certainly have a varied work life – Kew Palace on Thursday and work at Rushden with young people with ASD, morning workshop upcycling and afternoon making Mad Hatter hats, the more varied the better I say!

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