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December 2, 2018

Today I visited the Mall Galleries and saw the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018

It was an unexpectedly mild day and autumn sun put a warm glow on our visit to the gallery. 

So nice to see so many great paintings in one place 'in the flesh', many of...

December 2, 2018

Not a great fan of his finished commissioned paintings but a great respecter of his skills, it was fascinating to find out more about his life. The development of his artistic career alongside his family life.

His earlier works seemed quite unexceptional, then suddenly...

February 11, 2018

A day to indulge in two exhibitions at the Royal Academy. Both inspiring and revealing with my re-kindled interest in life drawing and portraits. 

The Charles 1 exhibition is a mixture of commissioned and collected art providing a great display of classical show piece a...

November 11, 2017

Great exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Interesting to see Cézanne very much exposed through his portraits. They said he never painted portrait commissions or sold any so they really were the workings of the inner artist, working things out for himself.

The o...

November 4, 2017

After receiving an email post from Citizen Sketcher Marc Taro Holmes with a book review for 'Sketch Now Think Later' by Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara I was instantly inspired to order a copy which arrived in a couple of days.

The very theme of 'just do it' appealed as my rece...

September 19, 2017

Having received an email promotion showing a couple of finished Harry Potter illustrations with working drawings along side and the following highlighted blurb...

Cliff Wright Drawing Workshop

The illustrator behind the beloved books:
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Sec...

September 17, 2017

Saw a mention of the Bright Print Fair on social media on Saturday and checked it out online only to find that it ended Sunday. Luckily, having had enough of gardening on Saturday, we took a car full of garden bags to the tip and headed straight for Brighton.

After a bi...

September 10, 2017

Early morning saw me filling the car with last bits and bobs - gazebos, trolleys, easels, chair, clips, cords, tools, change etc. etc. and heading off to Tunbridge Wells.

Arrived to find other artists setting up similar gazebos and stands so didn't feel too out of place...

September 9, 2017

I've booked to have a stall at the Dunorlan Park Art & Craft Fair in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 10 September 2017, 11am - 4 pm.

https://www.friendsofdunorlanpark.org.uk

I am looking forward to meeting the public and the other artists and getting feedback on what they thin...

August 17, 2017

I've started working up three collage pictures from coastal views adapted from memory, sketches and photos. Breaking free from the constraints of trying to be literally representational to creating rhythmic compositions and starting to apply textures.

 Initial collage a...

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