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IN THE NEWS AND IN PRINT

Recent Publications & Headlines

International Guild of Realism
BEST FLORAL WINNER

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November 20 - December 20th Online exhibition

I am thrilled to announce that my hyper-realism drawing 'Spring in the Abbey Gardens' has been awarded the BEST FLORAL award by the judges.  I am beyond honoured and very much surprised by this amazing news.

See the full gallery of the exhibition, they're all totally amazing!

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PATCHINGS FESTIVAL 2022

14 - 17th July 2022.

I am really excited to announce that I will be joining the Derwent team at the biggest arts and crafts festival in the UK later this month. 

I'll be their artist on the ground for the full 4 days doing demonstrations, answering questions and generally enjoying this fantastic event.   Come and find me (and bring sweets!)

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FLORALS ON FILM WORKSHOP

May 24, 2022

Yesterday's workshop was a huge success. The feedback has been fantastic, and I am still on a high from the sheer enjoyment I felt radiating throughout the delegates.
Not only were there experienced colour pencil artists, but there was the full range from complete beginners and medium hoppers to experts.  Though it was a long day to concentrate, and for me too, I think we all learned something, which is always the aim.   We also had a lot of fun. 
It was such a treat to meet and talk with other people who enjoy coloured pencils. Even those who had never tried them went away with enthusiam and interest to try more.
I am even more exited to run more events like this and I am still planning some Winchester based events for the coming months.
If you would like to hire me to teach at your location, please get in touch.

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NEW WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
23 MAY 2022
10AM - 4PM
MERLAND RISE CHURCH,
TADWORTH, SURREY, KT20 5JG

May 13, 2022

I am excited to announce the start of my workshop calendar with this one-day in-person workshop being hosted by Alison Powell Art. 

Learn the secrets to working on drafting film. See how I create my signautre detailed botanicals and get such definition and depth of colour. 

Contact Alison for more information and booking arrangements.

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WORKSHOPS ARE COMING IN 2022

February 10, 2022

I am excited to announce that I am in the process of planning some in-person and zoom workshops throughout 2022.

If this is interesting to you, sign-up to my mailing list for more information and early access to the events as I release them, and keep an eye on my socials for your chance to influence the subjects, dates and locations.

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COLLECTIVE MONOCHROME

November 19, 2021

I was asked to review and play with the new Derwent Shade and Tone Mixed Media set a little while back, and I had a blast!
Read my thoughts on the paper, and the colours and see how I made three very different illustrations from just one cohesive palette.

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SAA PAINT MAGAZINE

1 November, 2021

Derwent asked me to review their Academy Pencils Gift sets recently. I had a blast creating some colourful little images with them. 
You can find my article in the November edition of the SAA Paint Magazine.

If you are a member of the SAA, click the link below to see this month's magazine and have a little read.

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MY TOP TIPS FOR COLOUR PENCILS

19 October, 2021

This month I have a useful little piece for you to read at the Painters Online blog. I've put five of my Top Tips together for you. Not all of them will be obvious ones either!
From pressure testing, to blender pens and mark-making.
Click on the link below to read my Top Five Colour Pencils Tips.