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4 essential art shows to see in London this Summer

4 essential art shows to see in London this Summer

Whether you're on a London staycation this Summer or over on a visit for a few days, the city offers plenty of visual delights. You probably know all about the big blockbuster shows such as 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser' at the V&A, 'Turner's Modern World' at...

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Camberwell Open Studios: 26-27 June

Camberwell Open Studios: 26-27 June

After a long 18 months, I'm really looking  forward to open my studio to the public again on  Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June as part of the Camberwell Arts Festival.Here at 6 Empress Mews, I’ll be showing brand-new pictures, cushions, jewellery, decorative objects and...

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World Collage Day 2021 and a free download for you

World Collage Day 2021 and a free download for you

8th May 2021 is World Collage Day! This annual, international celebration of collage was Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, and is about artists connecting across borders in the use of an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new...

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4 art shows to see in London this May

4 art shows to see in London this May

Can you believe we are almost out of lockdown? Until the museums open on 15th May I've been making the most of the smaller exhibitions currently on in the West End private galleries and in this blog post I share my recommendations for 4 art shows to see in May.  A...

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Art inspired by ephemera

Art inspired by ephemera

​ Those of you who are familiar with my work will know that found images combined with vibrant colour and pattern are at its core. In the collage below, a courting couple find themselves in the middle of a whilwind of colour, oblivious to the presence of flying fruits...

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Seven top tips to help you display art at home

Seven top tips to help you display art at home

How can you make the most of your walls and work out the best layout for your pictures, photographs and other art? Here are some basic tips I thought might help:1: Large wall, large pictureYou can't go wrong with a big picture centred on a big wall. This collage...

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Why draw?

Why draw?

Once upon a time when I was at art school, drawing from life was a regular activity. After that, I slowly fell out of practice, apart from quick sketches to work things out. Occassionally I would try to pick it up again and find it frustrating, as drawing isn't quite...

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Collage inspiration

Collage inspiration

As we are all stuck at home at the moment, I wanted to share a few collage-making ideas with you. The wonderful thing about this technique is that we all have the materials at home – in fact, a lot  of them end up in the bin, so it’s a good way of recycling as well as...

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A tour round the studio

A tour round the studio

As some of you know, I live and work in Camberwell, where I’m very lucky to be based in a complex of live-work units which is home to a diverse range of artists and makers. My own studio is a large double-height space that allows me to work and teach on the spacious...

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Winter Open Studios: 7 & 8 December 2019

Winter Open Studios: 7 & 8 December 2019

The Camberwell Open Studios Weekend on 7-8 December is the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity to purchase art and beautifully made objects direct from local artists and designers. Whether you’re looking to explore behind the scenes of workshops that are not...

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My Summer of learning part I: Cyanotype Workshop

My Summer of learning part I: Cyanotype Workshop

This Summer I have had the opportunity to learn some things that had been on my wish list for a long time: the first one of these was creating cyanotype prints in the company of four other eager learners and under the guidance of artist Helen Dixon at Bainbridge Print...

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Summer Open Studios: 22 & 23 June 2019

Summer Open Studios: 22 & 23 June 2019

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Camberwell Arts Festival, and the Open Studios Weekend is part of this celebration! On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June several collective studios and artists’ houses in Camberwell will be throwing their doors open to welcome art...

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Apropos of ‘The Green Book’

Apropos of ‘The Green Book’

You've probably heard of 'The Green Book' by now, even if you haven't seen it yet - no idea how or why it managed to bag the Oscar for best picture, particularly given the calibre of its contenders, but I won't get into that controversy here... Suffice it to say that...

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