Another Happy Family :-)


This Happy Family were very chuffed with their new Bespoke Shelf-Portrait oil painting. A lovely reminder of the books that have been most significant in their lives together.
I love the way it matches their wall!

'Properties of Matter'

Down to London last week to deliver my latest bespoke Shelf-Portrait,
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My largest book painting to date at 50×100″ it was an absolute joy to paint 🙂
Very pleased with the result, as is the new owner!
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In The Yorkshire Post!

A lovely feature on my work in this weekend’s Yorkshire Post magazine, thank you Sharon Dale.
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… Although I certainly cannot claim to have ‘invented a whole new genre’, artists have been painting shelves of books since bookshelves were invented!!

Living Room Literature

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The lovely Sarah Wah of Living Room Literature is displaying some of my work on her walls in her cosy flat, where she runs bespoke ‘sociable-but-serious’ literature courses for small groups of people looking to nurture or rekindle their love of books without leaving the comfort of a relaxed home environment. What a lovely idea!!
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Dr Wah is a superb teacher, someone who can bring literary works alive for her students and who has the knack of passing onto them much of her own enthusiasm and close engagement with a wide variety of texts. Her love for literature is matched by her ability to ease you into understanding and appreciating the language, the structure, the meaning – everything, that is, that adds up to the beauty of the finest writing. She has a patience and a preciseness that keeps opening up new possibilities for her students.
Professor Gordon McMullan | Director, London Shakespeare Centre

http://www.livingroomliterature.com/

stepping out of my comfort zone

I have been avoiding getting on with a promised sketch of the house of an old family friend, but last week knuckled down to it and really enjoyed doing something different.

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Note to self: remember to leave comfort zone more often!

 

Well Hung!!

Today I had TWO glamorous assistants: Kate Rhodes and Dorothy Simister, and the EVIDENCE exhibition at Artsmill is now…. completely hung 🙂 and ready for the PV on Sunday..
Thank you girls!!!!!!!
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Exhibition half-hung today!

Storming ahead with the hanging of the EVIDENCE exhibition today at Artsmil, Hebden Bridge.
Many thanks to Dorothy Simister for her patience and expertise.. and giggles 🙂
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