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Winner of the signed print announced

Winner of the signed print announced

This is Tony Howell winner of the signed print from the Art in the Round weekend. He is also an artist and his work can be seen at Take a look he does some amazing art work using chemicals.

Derby Sketching Club

I have recently joined the Derby Sketching Club and their web site is well worth a look.   I am particularly interested in the portrait sessions, as working from live models is a great challenge for any artist.  I am hoping it will improve my drawing and observation...

Display of Paintings at Swarkstone Garden Centre

I will be displaying a selection of Sea paintings and Abstracts at the Swarkstone Garden Centre leading up to Christmas.   Please come and see them - they will be in the Restaurant area.   So you can enjoy something to eat and drink while you take a look.

Marble in Coloured Pencil

I have recently started using coloured pencils.  A very useful web site is  On this site is the example of the marble, which I used as the basis for the marble drawing.  I did not have all the colours suggested as I was using Derwent Coloursoft...