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Paintings selected for Open Exhibition 2022

Having spent a lot of time working on my frames I felt it was time to put some of my new paintings out into the big wide world. So I entered the Red House Museum and Gardens Open Exhibition 2022 and am very pleased to announce that two of my paintings have been selected. The […]

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Can I make my own frames?

This is a question that I have been asking myself for a long time. So I thought I would use the extra home time that I have had in the last year or so to see where this thought would take me. After spending a lot of time looking into the numerous ways of making […]

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When a shed becomes a studio Part 3

At last the last part of of my shed to studio conversion. As mentioned in the last post I wanted to sort out a way to have a display wall. I wanted something that I could easily move and take down if needed, it had to be able to take as many paintings as possible […]

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When a shed becomes a studio Part 2

Well it has been a while but here is the next instalment. I wanted to have a big work surface for painting (I don’t use an easel as I like to work from above when painting). I also wanted to maximise my storage space. So after looking at lots of different ideas and combinations of […]

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When a shed becomes a studio Part 1

As mentioned in my last post, I am turning my shed (summer house) into my studio. I have insulated the walls, floor and ceiling. I left a gap in the ceiling so that it can breathe and drilled holes for air to pass through the roof. The holes are protected from insects etc by mesh […]

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What am I doing at the moment..

It has been a while since I have posted or painted anything. I have a shed in the garden that I am setting up to be my studio, it is 2.4m x 2.4m on the outside. The shed has been multi-tasking for the last few of years, my plan is to have a space that […]

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What is Abstract Painting?

So where to start, I create abstract paintings.  That sounds straight forward enough until you try to explain what they are about and how they were made. When you paint a landscape for example, you are attempting to create a representation of what is in front of you.  The finished work gives the viewer an […]