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Manningtree Green

Oil on Board – 8 x 12 Available to buy Here I was out painting a demo today with two students from Manningtree.  It was a nice Autumn morning so lots of colour to work with.

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Foxes Skull

  I painted this a few months ago now.  Its a great little fox skull given to me by an old friend.  I have painted it a few times – skulls may not be  everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always found them great subjects.  A skull is a great symbol of both time and impermanence – both of …

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Autumn Term – 2016 – start dates and info

Autumn has rolled around again and so marks the start of a new term! – A great chance to dust off the sketchbook, get out the paints and start working on developing your skills or working on a new project. I am pleased to announce the start of brand new class in Felixstowe!..Its on Tuesday afternoons and is open to …

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Winter Term – 2016

  So here we are in 2016 – Another year ahead to practice and develop some new paintings! Life drawing at Ipswich Institute has continued to be popular is now booked up for this term. I am hoping to run a few one off sessions later in the year. For all updates – please sign up to my news letter. …

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Drawing Class – Christchurch Museum

 Christchurch Mansion has so many great things to sketch, including interiors, interesting objects and an impressive collection of master paintings.  In this class I will be making suggestions about how bringing your sketchbook to the mansion can really help engage more deeply with this wonderful resource on our doorstep!

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Autumn Art Classes

  With September just around the corner, I thought it was about time to confirm my classes for the Autumn Term.  The main addition is that I am starting a new class on Tuesday Mornings in the very picturesque village of Harkstead on the Shotley Peninsular.  All my other classes are running and are open to anyone who is keen …

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Three Reasons to Practice Life Drawing

I was half way through sixth form when I attended my first life drawing class. However it was whilst at Suffolk College and was studying art full time, that it really clicked what a valuable and enjoyable practice it was. I started going to evening classes and have tried to attend classes on and off ever since.  I have now …

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Summer Term

“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley Spring definitely seems underway now! With things warming up its a great time to dust off the paints and get outdoors to do some paintng! I have several classes starting up after the Easter Break – All of them suitable for beginners or people looking to …

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Can Anyone Be an Artist?

  Many adults remember how they loved to paint and draw at primary school.   They’d like to try it again, but then performance anxiety kicks in.  Fear of making fools of themselves keeps many people away from art lessons. In fact anyone can learn to draw well – you don’t have to be Leonardo or even particularly talented.   Drawing is a skill which …