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Love Songs to Nature

There is a song by Karine Polwart, the Scottish folk singer songwriter, about Thrift, the little pink flower that clings to the edges of our land. One of the lyrics goes, ‘Thrift’s gift is, Thrift’s grace is, to thrive in harsh places, And show us hardship is a limit not a failing’ I had the good luck …

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New Online Courses in January and February Now Available to Book

I’m collaborating with Spike Print Studio again this January and February to bring you another chance to learn ‘Monoprint Landscapes’ (9th January- 6th February) and ‘Drypoint at Home’ (20th February to 26th March), both live and online. I’m also running 2 short online morning workshops ‘Botanical Printing by Hand’ on 27th January 10am-12pm and ‘Printing …

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Pop-up Precious Postcards- online and in Bristol 5th December

For the second time, Art and Ppl (aka art consultant and mentor Claudia Kennaugh) is hosting her ‘Precious Postcards’ exhibition, online and for 1 day only at ‘That Art Gallery’, Maudlin Street, Bristol on Tuesday 5th December (from 10am, drinks between 6 and 9pm). Claudia has assembled postcards from many wonderful artists, all for sale …

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Home or Away?

I’ve always thought of artist’s studios as places of magic- safe and sacred. The way I often think of churches and some kitchens. I always remember going to an exhibition in the Pompidou Centre in Paris in the late ’90s where Brancusi’s studio had been meticulously recreated in the gallery and it thrilled me. Likewise …

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