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LGBT+ History Month 2022

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I was very proud to be invited to talk at the LGBT+ History Month Launch event at the UK National Gallery in London (albeit via Zoom for COVID safety). A wonderful event with brilliant co-speakers as always.  For my talk I championed the work of one of my favourite Artists; Doris Hatt. You can read more about Doris Hatt in my Stories article here: Doris Hatt; an inspiration. Doris' Story is one that reminds us that LGBT+ people are always at risk of 'Cancel Culture' their work can be destroyed, their place in history lost and forgotten, but their persistence, their...

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New Collaborations

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Tony's art studio has always explored into 'cottage crafts' and designer products. In the past his collaboration with Fashion brands have included the William Morris Company, Levi's, Uniqlo and Muji.  Now we are proud to announce the perfect collaborations. Each product we now offer is either made directly in the art studio or in collaboration with local crafts people. We have sought to make everything sustainably within a 50 mile radius of the Welsh Valleys, but a few products come from as far away as Somerset and Kent (at most 200 miles). Our designer range of homeware all features Tony's...

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HAMANI - The Book

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Celebrating the upcoming launch of the Hanami exhibition a small book is now available from this website or amazon with a selection of 40 paintings from the exhibition and an introductory poem by Julie Newman. The book will also be available from the Gallery when it re-opens on the 17th April.  

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Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of the Week: Oti Mabuse

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I decided to join in the wonderful initiative by Sky Arts and their Artist of the Year programmes with their covid-lockdown specials with guest sitters for their arts series. I wish I had done it sooner! What a wonderful idea. Here sitter, Oti Mabuse joined thousands of artists across the country to pose as a subject for portrait.  It's been great discussing with fellow artists online via instagram what papers, techniques and 'how to see'.  Thank you Sky Arts & Team for the wonderful idea! Here is my own watercolour portrait of Oti Mabuse where I have tried to capture...

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Hanami

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Hanami, a blossom of life, spring and joy. ‘Hanami’ is the Japanese tradition of celebrating the transient beauty of flowers. Particularly when they are in bloom and the flowers look the most beautiful displaying their blossom. This last few weeks have felt like a Hanami festival in the studio with a burst of inspiring colours, flowers and spring like emotions coming together to enter the transient state of flowers in bloom. Lots of new artwork being put together and lots of exciting new ideas forming. With the third Covid-19 lockdown coming to an end it is like all of our national community...

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