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Autumn Landscape: Layering watercolour

Layering watercolour (glazing) is a great way to add depth to a painting. But it needs to be done with confidence and careful consideration. If you use the wrong colours, the end result is flat. If your brushstrokes are not delicate enough, you risk muddying the painting. There’s a particular bench at Wandlebury Country Park  […]

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:17:18 +0000


Open Studio: Rainforest and Reef

Open Studio Rainforest Reef! Its all about to happen. I’m heading home with a collection of watercolours and a few experimental abstract acrylics in my suitcase. I’ve had the most amazing two months of new places, new experiences and new paintings. We’ve travelled through Bangkok, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Sydney, Queensland (Mission Beach and Airlie […]

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:17:41 +0000


Watercolour Sketchbook in Digital Form for my ArtAusTrailasia Project

A digital watercolour sketchbook can be just as useful as a physical one. Here's an example of one.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:25:01 +0000


Society of East Anglian Watercolourists Selected Exhibition

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:28:14 +0000


Open Studio Give Away

This is my third year of holding an Open Studio. Joining over 300 other Cambridge Open Studios artists is a highlight of my year.  I love all of it – the planning, the build up and most of all, meeting interesting people who come for a browse. This year, to celebrate my 2016 Open Studio I’ve decided to do a […]

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:11:42 +0000


Painting Paxos Watercolours

I know I’ve been quiet – but that’s partly because I’ve been painting Paxos watercolours. At the end of February, I stepped into the shoes of Tony White who had persuaded me to take on the role of Chair of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists. As figurative shoes go, Tony’s are high-quality premium brand […]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:36:16 +0000


Spring Exhibition: East Anglian Watercolourists

This year, the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists will be making some changes to the members’ Spring exhibition. About the Spring Exhibition: Timed to fit in with the Bury Festival, the 2016 show will be staged in the beautiful Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club, where visitors will be able to treat themselves to lunch or […]

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Thu, 05 May 2016 23:01:26 +0000


Watercolour sketch cards

I’m playing catch up with my little watercolour sketch cards this week. I ran out of time to write a post last week for a number of reasons, but mainly because I am organising an exciting Running With Brushes exhibition. I have the support of nine other fabulous artists in Cambridge who will be exhibiting […]

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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:34:16 +0000


Abstract Watercolours: part 2

Last week I committed to sharing both the good and the less so good on my journey towards abstract watercolours – and so I am doing just that. Which means there are pieces of work on this website now that I wouldn’t normally be sharing. Given the purpose of the project: to break down my […]

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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 02:12:26 +0000


Watercolour Marks Project

I got stuck. My painting wasn’t going anywhere special – so I started a watercolour marks project. I’ve been wanting to develop a more abstract approach to my painting for some time. After being away from my studio for almost 4 weeks in December and early January, my mojo didn’t come strolling back when I picked […]

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 01:47:26 +0000


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