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Why (And When!) Did I Start Taking My Own Art Seriously?

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O level Art was the only exam I passed at school.  Mind you, the Art 'O' Level was the only exam everyone passed, well,...

Only The British!

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In 1963 my grandparents bought the St. Elmo Hotel in Southsea as a going concern.  As such, it already had bookings for the upcoming...

Hippies Rehoused!

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It's been a wonderful couple of weeks apart from the obvious.  I started calling friends and clients I'm close too or will be affected,...

I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing….. (Part One)

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For about 18 months I've had a little side project that has been bugging the hell out of me and I think I found...

She Was A Slippery Customer

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My Doc made a house call last week and asked me if I'd do a painting for her.  As I'm on borrowed time it...

Jolly Good Show!

With his usual impeccable timing, John arrived this evening just as I was enjoying the late evening sun and a 'herbal cigarette' in the...

Finally. I Let Go.

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This post ties in so neatly with the last. As mentioned, as if by magic, John suddenly appeared and I'd previously been enjoying one of...

Homes & Gardens, What, What, What?

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No, not exactly. This is a painting of mine that hangs in a very dear friends flat. John is a very decent chap and always...

Strap On A Pair She Said, So I Did.

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Phew! What A Scorcher! (Someone Had To Say It). That subheading has absolutely nothing to do with this post but if 'The Sun' newspaper is...

Paying It Forward

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One evening last week I was painting out on the green in front of our house.  A few doors down an elderly couple have...

Are You An Artist? I’m A Pilot.

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We've all got our funny ways. I imagine one or two of mine might seem a little odd to most.  For example, I don't get...

The Things We Do For Our Kids Eh?

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I've no idea how it started, but one day I came across a video on You Tube showing a guy doing spray painting and...

3 Trees On Bishop St.

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I've never been a huge fan of abstract art but I have grown to respect those who practice it and going off topic for...

Matron! He’s Out Of Bed Again!

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Blimey! What a day, it's only 4pm and better still, a Bank Holiday weekend. I went for a 3 mile walk to the beach, fished...

Is It Cheating?

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I've always had a bit of a problem with this one.  If I use a projector to draw the initial composition of a portrait...

#52 Pieces

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I'm a big fan of New Year's Resolutions and I've become pretty good at achieving them. I say 'them' because I usually set myself...

Gettin’ Down Wiv The Youf. Street Art?

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As an old git, in an attempt to get down with the youth of today, I thought I'd try my hand at a spot...

Something For The Weekend Sir?

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My daughter sent me a photo see saw on Instagram of a canvas that had strips of masking tape across it and some children...

Bad Artists Copy. Good Artists Steal.

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Unintentionally topical, any news referencing Barbara Windsor (God bless her!) has the obligatory tag "National treasure" and rightly so in my opinion.  In the...

Is Golf Like Art, Frustrating?

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I'd be interested if you agree with me on this, but it only struck me the other day that golf is very much like...