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Living exhibition, Leeds

I managed to get up to Leeds for the Living Exhibition into which I'd entered one of my photographs. The ...
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Looser sketching style

I've been sketching people and objects in cafes and bars for about 3 years now and have seen a significant ...
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Emulsion transfer workshop

I recently ran my first art workshop up in Sheffield. I've run many IT training courses in the past but ...
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Hockney and Davie at the Hepworth

We had a trip to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield to see the early works of Alan Davie and David ...
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Sketching progress

It's fascinating to put together a timeline of your work in one medium to give a sense of how you ...
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Abstracting the natural world

For my final set of emulsion prints for Wirksworth Festival this year I was looking for something a little more ...
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A Victorian find in Dovedale

I had a long run around Dovedale, Derbyshire last weekend. It's a route I often do early in the morning ...
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THiNK submission

I had a good talk with the curator at the fantastic creative space THiNK in Nottingham a few months ago ...
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Emulsion transfer – a learning curve

I took it upon myself to perfect emulsion transfer of photocopied images onto canvas a few weeks ago. This is ...
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Sheffield brutalism

We had a day trip to Sheffield which is easily accessible given the new station at Ilkeston. The weather was ...
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Loughborough University degree show

We made the short hop to see the Fine Art degree show at Loughborough University and were not disappointed. Some ...
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Trip to Galway and the Burren

A short break to Galway, Ireland was planned with a further foray on to the Burren. The Irish weather was ...
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Long Eaton photoshoot

My son is a big fan of brutalist architecture so we spent an afternoon in Long Eaton trying to capture ...
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Creative mornings Derby – first event

Creative Mornings is a worldwide initiative for creative people to meet up and network over coffee and croissant and listen ...
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Van Gogh and McCullin at Tate Britain

We had a day visit to the new Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at Tate Britain that explored his time in ...
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The oldest animal in the world in a new light

My latest project is a self-negotiated one. Being a historical zoologist via my first degree, natural history is always something ...
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