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Exhibition at last ready…

What a week!  Finishing, framing, mirror plating and wrapping 40 pictures for my exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon Long Gallery, at Llangefni, Anglesey.  This represents about two years’ work, watching and drawing seabirds in the UK and the Falkland Islands. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Photoshop – yes or no?

See how this image pops!  Just been to a Helfa Gelf (the North Wales Open Studio Event – click here to look at their website)  workshop on Photoshop, really good.   Now dithering about whether it’s worth spending money to rent … Continue reading

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Falklands magic

  My visit to the Falklands Islands is now paying off!  Oil on canvas.  This is Rock Hopper Hop!! Rock Hopper Penguins are really charming and comical, and very interested in people. Four Rock Hoppers and a King Cormorant.  This … Continue reading

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Guillemot time

I had a super visit to South Stack on Anglesey a week or so ago.  It was a good time to go as it was late in the season, and the fledglings had left the nest, so there were a … Continue reading

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Avocet

Have been struggling with this avocet for a time: these are beautiful interesting birds but it’s difficult to make them look good in paint.  This painting has gone through several stages, adding and removing backgrounds and surrounds till I settled … Continue reading

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Spring news

  Really busy with admin work for a local art society at the moment, but somehow I’m finding that having to struggle to make time to do my own work inspires creativity.  I was struck by a rather tatty looking … Continue reading

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More and Different

Took some pictures into the Grosvenor Open Art Exhibition today: don’t know whether they’ll be accepted but we live in hope!  Quite pleased with my slightly wind-tousled Mallard however! Also my inquisitive Canada Goose …. I went to Slimbridge Wetlands … Continue reading

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