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Desmond Tutu, a portrait from 2018

Art

Desmond Tutu, a portrait from 2018

A portrait of Desmond Tutu, painted for an interfaith event in India in 2018. I tired to capture not just his faith, but his humanity, his statue as a great leader and Rights campaigner. It is also evident from anyone that has met him that he has an element of compassionate mischief to him, a love of laughter and joy.  By using the angle of his glasses, raised up in happiness and a smile emerging I hope I captured this. The smile was a lot of re-working and sketching, early ideas were a smirked smile to a wide open happy...

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Windswept trees and colourful seas.

Art

Windswept trees and colourful seas.

A quick stroll and sketch alone and along the seafront in Clevedon this morning, resulted in some sketches, some small paintings and a larger study.  It's always a pleasure to say hello and share my work in progress with passers-by; Socially Distanced at present of course! Here is the sketch of the famous windswept trees at the sea front and the small weather shelter. I'm thinking I may base a future Lino-carving print on this sketch in the future.

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January Studio Clearance Sale, Ending soon

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January Studio Clearance Sale, Ending soon

Just a reminder that the sale prices on the website only last until the end of January. Please make any purchases or email the studio to reserve a painting before the 29th January 2021!

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Doris Brabham Hatt, an inspiration.

Art Writing

Doris Brabham Hatt, an inspiration.

I’m always learning about new artists, old and new, recently I have discovered Doris Brabham Hatt, whom excitedly I discovered lived in Clevedon, not far from where my own art studio is located. Doris stood out not just for her wonderful art, which really pushed boundaries of composition and colour in modern art, but also her pioneering activism on feminist and human rights, and her personal life as an “out” lesbian at that time here in Clevedon. Born in Bath, on the 24 September 1890, into a well known and affluent Bath family that ran a successful wig-making, hairdressing and...

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New Book Release: British Human Rights.

Books

New Book Release: British Human Rights.

Today, Tony’s new book title was released in the UK. ‘British Human Rights, for you, for me, for us.’ This wonderful guide to the Human Rights Act in the UK serves as a brief introduction to Human Rights, following through from the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights to how the UK law implements this. Designed as a reference guide this title uses interpretations to remind us and inform us of the essence of Human Rights law and where to get further information. Available from Amazon, Bookshops and of course from the Studio. ISBN:£7.99

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