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Oil painting – ‘Heather and Red Deer on Exmoor’

Oil painting – ‘Heather and Red Deer on Exmoor’

'Heather and Red Deer on Exmoor'. This oil painting commission was very personal. To help someone to remember his Granny and family farm on Exmoor. Paul asked for there to be lots of heather, windswept trees and possibly a Red Deer stag. However, he didn't want the...

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‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

I sketched quickly in Charcoal, working in an A4 'Winsor & Newton', 'Field Sketch Pad'. This medium seemed to suit the slightly bleak feel of the wintery day. I sketched in a little first, rubbing this with my fingers. To plan out the sketch and put down some...

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50 Years of Guernsey Post – Churchill Stamp

50 Years of Guernsey Post – Churchill Stamp

I was delighted to find that one of my stamps, featuring Winston Churchill, was chosen to be used on the set of six Guernsey Stamps commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Philatelic Independence. With Guernsey Post's special 'stamps on stamps' issue. My Churchill Stamp...

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‘Sketching hints and tips’

‘Sketching hints and tips’

Some thoughts on sketching I've been an artist for over 30 years. Here's my sketching thoughts, hints and tips for getting out there with your sketchbook. Sketching is a great way to really improve your drawing & painting. It's also, a very relaxing way to spend a few...

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