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How to survive January & FebruarySuch a grim time of year to be an artist, especially if you are tied
The past yearChristmas is nearly upon us and I have been reflecting a bit on the past twelve months. 2014 has
As I'm sure you know, if you read this blog, (I have been drumming it into your heads for what
Some months I feel as though I am on a treadmill set at high speed. Work, kids, puppies, exhibitions trade
The summer seems to have flashed by, a blur of road trips, camping and holidays en famille. I love travelling,
There's always a faint hope, after a solo exhibition, that one will make enough cash to pack a suitcase and
Perhaps it wasn't the greatest of timing that the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year and my solo show at
And breathe...The Henley Arts Trail is over for another year. At this point I'm usually thinking "never again", but it's
Is it a choice?I've been asked recently, a few times, to have students or young teenagers for work experience. This
Both works accepted into David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year It's a great moment when you open that long
Artists block and inspirationI spent most of January shivering in my very damp studio struggling with artists block. Always an
2013 has been a great year. I think at the outset I was determined it was going to be a
Oil and Water Gallery, WandsworthA very successful run of private views at the newly launched Oil & Water Gallery  in Wandworth.
I've been taken on by OIL AND WATER GALLERY in Wandsworth, London. A stunning new gallery, with an eclectic mix of artists.
You may remember if you read this blog regularly that I attempted to show the process of the development of
The Affordable Art Fair HampsteadI spent an immensely enjoyable day at the AAF Hampstead, with thanks to Alice Struthers. Great to
The David Shepherd Wildlife Art CompetitionAs you may remember I entered this competition back in the early months of the
I've been spreading myself far and wide in the past couple of months entering pretty much every art competition going.
It really does feel like that sometimes. I get an enormous boost up the ladder from something - selection as
The beginning of the year has been all about entering art competitions; the David Shepherd wildlife art competition, the BBC
Dogs, dogs, dogs....I've had a back log of private commissions to do this summer, and somehow, once I got on
Presented to H.M. The Queen on 7th AugustAfter six months work, the painting of Her Majesty's Fell Ponies was finally
A week to go before my painting is presented, it's all framed and the plaque is finished. I'm beginning to
For those that hadn't already guessed, the painting I've been working on/impaling myself on my palette knife over, is for
Another Labrador!Lovely big dog, who had a weird habit of 'grinning', cute in real life but looks like an alarming
This is the first children's commission I've undertaken, and it turned out pretty well. This method works so well for
I've been meaning to do a post on the development of a painting, showing my process of work, as I
At last, the website is finished and published. Brand spanking new, I now have complete control over it so it
New gift cards and thank you note cardsI have had these three images printed to sell at the Henley Arts
Finally it has warmed up enough to be able to work in the studio without risk of hypothermia and added