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Time to Reflect

Wow, time is moving fast these days. I'm sitting pondering where has this year gone as I stare out into the garden at the Acer turning a beautiful orange-gold. Autumn is here and I've just had a relaxing break with friends in Sherwood Forest reconnecting with nature. I took many photos, hoping to use them as reference photos for some new tree paint...

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​Three days in Shap began in the Old Courthouse Gallery, meeting visitors at my 100 squares exhibition and delivering a community workshop where people could come along and have a go collaging with their own recycled material. It was a fun afternoon with two lovely, colourful and personalised pieces of work completed. Then I checked into my B and B...

Driving slowly through a forgotten land of mudflats, salt-marshes and reed swamps seeking fresh inspiration, I see a man struggling to erect a tourist signpost in the strong wind. It's breezy, fresh and salty as I step gingerly onto the raised clumps of sediment and salt-resistant vegetation, next to the abandoned site of the once busy harbour and ...

Today is World Collage day, created by Kolaj Magazine and I imagine there are all sorts of collage activity days taking place today across the globe. In my corner of the world, my 100 squares exhibition has opened at The Old Courthouse Gallery in Shap, Cumbria. Collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where th...