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Blunt pencils and bright colours

It’s been a busy month for running art courses and there are more to come. Next week I’ll be leading a painting holiday in the lovely Scilly Isles organised by Art Safari – I do love islands and the Scillies are a favourite. Closer to home I’ve done a few workshops and demonstrations, and having continue reading »


Books, Baldrick and banter

My favourite Blackadder episode is the one where Samuel Johnson tries to get royal patronage for the first English Dictionary. ¬†When told that the book has taken Dr Johnson ten years Prince George replies, “Yes, well, I’m a slow reader myself.” ¬†Those of you familiar with the rest of the episode will understand why in continue reading »