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Expressive Portrait Painting Masterclass with Tim Benson at the Mall Galleries

Expressive Portrait Painting Masterclass with Tim Benson at the Mall Galleries

I’ve always liked Tim Benson’s portraits and this expressive brushwork and colours. I initially saw his work at an exhibition by a group 6 portrait painters, that included Adele Wagstaff and Jonathan Yeo, at the gallery at St Paul’s School in Barnes. I really admired the portrait of his grandmother. So when I heard that …Read the full article…


A group of Kingson Artists (KOAS) exhibit in Oldenburg, Germany

A group of Kingson Artists (KOAS) exhibit in Oldenburg, Germany

On Tuesday 23rd September 13 artists from Kingston Open Arts Studios (KOAS) fly to Oldenburg in north Germany for a group exhibition titled – Art In Transit. Kingston and Oldenburg are twinned and the two local councils have organised the shows. There will be a reciprocal exhibition in Kingston in December. The exhibition will be …Read the full article…


Winner of the Drawing and Painting Prize – The V&A Inspired By… Competition 2014

Winner of the Drawing and Painting Prize – The V&A Inspired By... Competition 2014

Rodin’s The Age of Bronze was the inspiration for my entry into this year’s V&A Inspired By.. competition. Last November I visited the sculpture gallery in the V&A  and sketched Rodin’s masterpiece over a number of days. Some time later I discovered that the V&A ran an annual competition to create an artwork inspired by …Read the full article…



Nicky & Paul

Nicky & Paul

Painting friends is fraught with danger, perhaps the equivalent of the actors’ adage ‘never work with children or animals’. However, painting Nicky and Paul proved irresistible. I’ve known them a long time – Nicky’s a family counselor and Paul was in marketing and now writes. Relationships are fascinating and a painting of two people has …Read the full article…