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Post Open Studio – images and remarks

March 25, 2018

The Open Studio weekend was a successful event for myself and my art students.  This was held simultaneously with my art colleague Franka Struys.  In the future we hope to include more artists.  It is dynamic to share ideas and discuss  different approaches to art. It is equally good to find art students who might…

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Collective Exhibition at Quinta do Cabo da Roca, Portugal

December 15, 2017

I selected a few mixed media artworks on canvas from my ongoing  ‘Trespassing’ and ‘Music & Monuments’ projects.  Some of the works depict buildings in ruins in an area of great natural beauty.  Some have been ‘upgraded’ as tourist venues.  Others are waiting to be developed and the hope is that their intrinsic historic qualities…

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UK Exhibitions

September 6, 2017

I have been invited to exhibit in two juried venues in the UK. In 2012 I was invited to exhibit at the Bankside Gallery by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.  From 2014-2017  the Society of Women Artists has invited me to exhibit in their annual summer shows. In 2014 I received the Frank Herring & Sons…

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Trespassing

July 7, 2016

An ongoing project centred on ruins and buildings in decay in Portugal struck a chord with a colleague and myself  culminating in an exhibition in July 2016 entitled ‘Trespassing’.   We visited (‘trespassed’)  buildings of historic interest which have been ‘let go’.  Local protestors are keen to preserve many of these buildings and it has become…

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Raising Funds for the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

April 17, 2015

The CRLI (Centro Recuperação de Lobo Ibérico)  launched ‘Last Push to Save the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre’ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/last-push-to-save-the-iberian-wolf-recovery-centre#/story) in 2015 to save their 42 acre site in Mafra Portugal where approximately 15 wolves live.  It is the only wolf sanctuary in Portugal and Portugal has approximately 300 endangered wolves.  I donated 9 artworks that have…

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Exhibition ‘Música e Monumentos’

March 27, 2015

A new subject for me where famous Portuguese buildings and a variety of musical genres come together digitally with the help of more conventional art techniques including etching, collage and paint.  My background in architecture and interest in music helped me to develop these unexpected and fanciful mixed media images on canvas.   I have used…

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Collaborative Art

June 22, 2013

As friends and artists we agreed that working together is a very positive and creative experience. It can lead to further collaboration, inspire new ideas and be a stimulating way to move forward in art as well as in other areas of life. We wanted to put this into practice in our joint show so…

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