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  • Drawing On Zoom, a New Era

      2020 – What happened?  Shockingly our whole lives have changed all over the world.  Hopefully, mankind being such a resourceful species, will find many new ways to bounce back and become a more caring and humble race that looks after its environment and each other. For my part I have discovered zoom.  I heard…

  • Pause for thought: Maggie Hambling and the importance of Drawing

      I think this video shakes me out of my comfortable Devon life and makes me remember my guts. I avoid the news, especially Radio 4’s The Today programme because there is usually an article which makes me weep, and that’s no way to start the day. However, these things cannot be ignored and they…

  • Work in progress

    This new piece will be several pieces working together. It will be made up of a folded panel, which has been coated in 6 layers of gesso, and painted using the old medieval techniques of grinding pure pigments, and applying them with a home made mordant. This panel will have the main subject painted on…

  • Historical Carving and Classical Design

      A great part of my training was in ornament, historical carving and classical design. As a sculptor and carver, I like to accept commissions concerned with antique furniture or classical architecture. For this sort of work there is a stringent need to be faithful to the last degree, the ultimate millimetre or the final…